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Godkiller: Walk Among Us -- Based on the comic book writer-director Matt Pizzolo created with illustrator Anna Muckcracker, GODKILLER takes place in a dark-future after economic collapse, after nuclear holy war, and after Earth is colonized by alien races. Tommy and his kid sister Lucy live in an orphanage in one of the few remaining city-states, but Lucy is critically ill and desperately in need of a new heart. Tommy's odyssey to find a new heart for his sister begins when he follows an organ-stealing prostitute named Halfpipe out of the city-state and into the savage borderland known as Outer City. GODKILLER mixes unforgiving brutality, quantum physics, conspiracy theory, and secret history for an iconoclastic hero's journey like none before it.

About the GODKILLER 'illustrated film'
The 'illustrated film' Pizzolo, Muckcracker, and Giberson are creating for the adaptation mixes elements of anime, radio drama, video games, and motion comics. Utilizing the original artwork from the comic book, the 'illustrated film' adds motion animation, visual effects, elaborate sound design, music, and voice-acting performances.

Pizzolo explained "when we decided to make an anime adaptation of the comic book, I couldn't see how a traditional animated approach would do justice to Anna's incredibly lush and detailed illustrations. It made perfect sense to adapt the medium to suit her art, rather than vice versa."

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Matt Pizzolo (graphic novel)
Matt Pizzolo (screenplay)
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When Free Will is Outlawed Only Outlaws Will Have Free Will
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About a 16-year-old boy's odyssey through a post-nuke wasteland as he searches for a new heart to save his dying sister. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Danielle Harris ... Halfpipe (voice)

Lance Henriksen ... Mulciber (voice)

Davey Havok ... Dragos (voice)
Justin Courtney Pierre ... Tommy (voice)

Nicki Clyne ... Soledad (voice)
Lydia Lunch ... Bub (voice)

Tiffany Shepis ... Angelfuck (voice)

Bill Moseley ... Dr. West (voice)

Katie Nisa ... Rose (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Robbie Daymond ... Krug (voice)

Smith Harrison ... Republic Guard 1 (voice)
Rowan Schlosberg ... Wes (voice)

Directed by
Matt Pizzolo 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Matt Pizzolo  graphic novel
Matt Pizzolo  screenplay
Matt Pizzolo 

Produced by
Brian Giberson .... producer
Matt Pizzolo .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Anna Muckcracker 
 
Sound Department
Brian Stroner .... dialogue editor
Brian Stroner .... sound effects editor
Brian Stroner .... sound re-recording mixer (2010)
 

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USA:75 min | USA:73 min
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Very Good For What It Is, 20 September 2010
Author: gavin6942 from United States

A young man hopes to save his sister, who is desperately in need of a heart. However, he lives in a dystopian future where everything has gone to heck, and he is a prisoner to a doctor that cares nothing for him or his plight.

Writer and director Matt Pizzolo has a new vision here, and if you are on board with him, you might like it. If you enter into "Godkiller" expecting a cartoon, you will be greatly disappointed. This is an "illustrated film", which relies very little on moving pictures at all. But as long as you accept that up front, you should enjoy the outcome.

Pizzolo attracted some great names to do voices: Tiffany Shepis, Danielle Harris, Lance Henriksen, Bill Moseley, and Davey Havok, among others. If the target audience is horror fans, then they could not ask for a better cast. (The audience need not be horror fans, but you will find that the themes work well for horror.)

The film works as a sort of visual radio play. In fact, if you closed your eyes, you could almost follow along just as easily. The voices are a bit over-dramatic and they explain what is going on more than the visuals do. But since a comic book already exists, why merely release an audiobook? This version works well, because it fills in our imagination's gaps and every so often throws in some animated treats.

Halo 8 Entertainment continues to be on the cutting edge of new, innovative ways to present media. This film is no exception. And, it paved the way for an even more popular comic to be adapted by Pizzolo: Tim Seeley's "Hack / Slash". If "Godkiller" is any indication of this medium's potential, future projects should be a win. But first, be sure to catch this one.

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