Work in Progress
Terry Gilliam and Tim Ollive’s
1884: Yesterday’s Future

Sunday, February 4, 2018
12:15pm
Recommended for ages 13 to adults
FIAF Tinker Auditorium

Check out Terry Gilliam and Tim Ollive’s new project in the making! 

Discover the process of making 1884: Yesterday’s Future,an absurdist historical recreation of the future in 1884, made in 1848 at a time when motion pictures hadn’t yet been made. A mix of live action puppets, with computer-generated heads featuring filmed eyes and mouths, the film also boasts a yet unnamed voice cast that will include former members of Monty Python.

Terry Gilliam is the project’s creative adviser and Tim Ollive, his frequent collaborator (the two worked together on The Life of Brian, The Meaning of Life as well as The Fisher King and The Brothers Grimm.) will direct. France’s 2d3D Animations and the UK’s Steam Driven Films are co-producing the film.

British producer, director, and Emmy-award winner John Needham will present the screening. He will discuss his role as producer on 1884, the animation process and artistic choices made in the film, about working with Tim Ollive, Terry Gilliam and the team behind 1884, and collaborating with French studio 2D3D. He will share footage from screen tests and filmed interviews.