On today’s episode of the Needless Things Podcast Dave talks to Sam Koji Hale, director and creative force behind the new feature film Yamasong: March of the Hollows!
Yamasong: March of the Hollows brings the audience into a magical world unlike any other. On the planet Yamasong live races of fantastical creatures, like the mountain dwelling ram-like Ovis, or the peaceful turtle warrior clan of the Terrapin. Fish fly, monsters breath clouds and gods swim through the ocean depths.
Yamasong follows an automaton girl and tortoise warrior that journey with a band of outlaws on an incredible quest. Their one hope to defeat a sinister mechanized army and save the creatures of their world is to find a legendary relic.
Yamasong: March of Hollows is the epic puppet storytelling tradition of Dark Crystal meets Studio Ghibli’s Princess Mononoke.
Dark Dunes Productions and Taormina Films have partnered with filmmaker Sam Koji Hale to help realize this fantastical puppet vision, with a screenplay by novelist Ekaterina Sedia.
Listen in as Dave and Sam discuss everything from the art of puppetry to 80s toy lines to building fantastical worlds in cinema!
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