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Animated horror master Robert Morgan makes his feature debut with “STOPMOTION”

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

After knocking out festival audiences with short films like THE SEPARATION, BOBBY YEAH and BELIAL’S DREAM, as well as a segment of ABCs OF DEATH 2 (pictured), the award-winning filmmaker is doing a full-length feature named for his craft.

Deadline reports that Robert Morgan will direct STOPMOTION from a script he wrote with Robin King. Aisling Franciosi (THE NIGHTINGALE) will star in the movie; according to the site, she’ll play “Ella Blake, a stop-motion animator struggling to control her demons after the loss of her overbearing mother, who embarks upon the creation of a film that becomes the battleground for her sanity. As Ella’s mind starts to fracture, the characters in her project take on a life of their own.” We can’t wait to see Morgan bring his unique talents to the feature form; London-based BlueLight is producing, and Wild Bunch International is handling sales.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.