Agent Crush (lost marionette film; 2008)


Agent Crush
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Agent Crush is a high-tech marionette film directed by Sean Robinson in 2008. The film stars Ian Gruffudd, Brian Cox, Neve Campbell, Roger Moore and Brian Blessed. The movie is created much in the same vein as the 1965 British series Thunderbirds by Gerry Anderson, even in having former designer Mike Trim work on the movie.[1]

Initially intended for a 2008 release, and even after a theatrical trailer was released, the movie was swept under the rug for reasons unclear. The official website for the film has since disappeared; however, its production company Fantastic Films still has information pertaining to the movie on their website. This site confirms that the movie has been finished.[2]

Trailer for the film.

In a blog post from Wordpress user Mikecanex, director Sean Robinson commented "Agent Crush has been a great success for me and has opened many opportunities in the industry. I appreciate your kind comments about the film and vote of confidence. I can’t go into all the reasons why it hasn’t come out yet but all I can say is that it was no fault of mine or because of the quality of the film. We continue to try to get it out there. Keep watching, your wish to see the finished film may come true soon".[3]

In the same blog post, Clive Banks, who claimed to be an investor for the movie, claimed that the movie was poorly managed, and that director Sean Robinson "eventually sold the investors down the river by taking expensive loan financing rather than engaging properly with shareholders". He went on to state that the movie has been newly incorporated in the Companies house. Banks' identity has not been confirmed.

References

  1. A blog on the art of Mark Trim, briefly detailing his involvement in Agent Crush. Retrieved 25 Aug '13.
  2. Fantastic Films' new titles page, featuring information on the film. Retrieved 25 Aug '13.
  3. 2011 online post about the film in which director Sean Robinson, in 2013, commented several times. Retrieved 25 Aug '13.

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