|Robot Bastard! is a short film (round 14 and a half minutes or so), starring the likes of Jeff B. Davis (Downer Channel, Whose Line is it Anyway?) and Robia Lamorte (Buffy the Vampire Slayer).
Rob Schrab's vision was to create a colorful, scratch-built world that was all his own. He wanted his debut as a director to have a signature style -- a Schrabian style to be exact. Several caffinated weekends in the making, Robot Bastard! was made for about 18,000 and shot on Super 16, color reversal featuring: squibs, explosions, stop animation, computer animation and models on green screen.
"I wanted it to have an Ultraman-Classic Trek look about it. I wanted it to be old/new looking--a low tech version of a high tech thing. Does that make any sense? Is anyone listening to me?"
The Props and Main character were made out of cannibalized toys and cardboard taken from dumpsters. These found objects were then hot glued and duct taped together without any rhyme or reason. The Space Station was made of pile wood and built very much the way most high school play-sets are constructed. The whole production was like playing hooky on Halloween.
"If the Little Rascals would make movies today, I think they'd make something like Bastard," says Rob Schrab. "It's a film made by and for grown-up boys who never get laid."
Rob Schrab's Robot Bastard! goes Hollywood October, 2001.
Bring clean underwear.
Rob Schrab's List Of The Best Movies Ever
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Evil Dead 2
Dawn of the Dead
Return of the Living Dead
The Green Slime
Fist of the Northstar
The Street Fighter's Last Revenge
Blood Bath (A.K.A. V is for Vampire)
The Iron Giant