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Help Fund Brian Lonano’s Latest And Grossest: Gwilliam

By Mike Everleth ⋅ June 8, 2015

One of the most — if not the most — imaginative short film directors out there, Brian Lonano, is planning on upping his considerable game on his forthcoming film, Gwilliam. To be able to do so, he’s turned to IndieGoGo to help crowdfund a movie that he says will “test your stomach’s endurance and challenge your sexual functioning for weeks after viewing.”

For about 10 years, Lonano has been cranking out enormously entertaining lo-fi effects extravaganzas like 2008’s Attackazoids! and 2012’s The Transmission. His previous film, the insanely crowd-pleasing Crow Hand!!!, screened at rockin’ film fests all over the world, including SXSW and the Hollywood Underground Film Festival.

Head of a goblin puppet

Gwilliam is being described as “a terrible, terrible love story between man and goblin” and will feature a fully functioning animatronic puppet as the lead creature. On the human side of the cast, the film will star William Tokarsky, the veteran character actor who is most well known as the serial killer in the Adult Swim viral video hit Too Many Cooks.

To build the titular goblin and to rent out high end cameras and other professional filmmaking ephemera, Lonano is raising a modest production budget on IndieGoGo. In the past, Lonano has crafted some stunningly visual works with less, so with this crowdfunding effort, Gwilliam should be a real stunner. So please consider giving to this talented filmmaker.