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WELCOME TO GNOMES

THE IDEA… PROJECT – OR RATHER EXPERIMENT… – THAT HAS BEEN FOUR YEARS IN THE MAKING

The much-anticipated proof of concept film GNOMES wrapped filming at the start of 2022.
Post-production is now in full swing, and boy, it’s already looking great. We are working hard to prepare GNOMES for a successful festival season,
kicking off with a selection for this years Marché du Film, Proof of Concept presentation. 

The short film will give you a sneak peek into the bloody, vile and horrific world of the killer gnome (a creature hatched by the creative brains of Richard Raaphorst and Ruwan Heggelman). Very much unlike the friendly gnomes we all know from our childhood, these gnomes are bloodthirsty torturers, strategic killers, and most of all: coming to get you…

Please refer to key visuals and concept art below.

CONCEPT ART

KEY VISUALS

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MORE ABOUT THE PROJECT

The short film (proof of concept) started with an inkling of an idea, four years ago. 

Would it be possible, to make it seem as if a gnome was running through the grass? Only using a pipe, some string and a tiny gnome hat. 

This idea was conceptualized by Richard Raaphorst and worked beautifully. The project was born. And we still can’t believe that four years, much blood sweat, tears and a lot of sculpting later, GNOMES is about to enter the festival scene. 

This idea expanded quickly and together with the Mad Scientists Movement, this resulted in the proof of concept film. Which shows exactly HOW strategic these killer gnomes go after their prey…


This short film was produced by
the Mad Scientists Movement.

For more information on the short film, please contact info@madsciencelab.com

And we are not finished yet! 

The feature version of GNOMES is being developed as we speak, in a co-production with Make Way Film. 

It will be raw, funny, and have extreme amounts of gore. It tells the story of Rovi, a girl who – involuntarily – becomes the key player in a secret battle between humanity and gnomanity. Very much unlike the friendly gnomes we all know from our childhood, these gnomes are bloodthirsty torturers, strategic killers, and most of all: coming to get you…

This project will be an homage to multiple horror genres and to the maximum use of practical effects in horror films. Like during the proof of concept production, the gnomes will be entirely made out of puppetry-practical effects. Only here and there, touches of VFX will enhance the film, but only if practical effects are deemed impossible or too costly for the particular scene.

The feature script (currently in financing status) is conceptualized by Richard Raaphorst and being written by Paul de Vrijer.

For more information on the feature project, please contact info@makewayfilm.com. 

THE MAD SCIENTISTS MOVEMENT

MAKE WAY FILM

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