Steel Cut Oats : 2017

Steel Cut Oats

2017 – Harry Chaskin started a Kickstarter campaign for his stop-motion film Steel Cut Oats – Steel Cut Oats is a stop-motion/live-action hybrid film about a washed-up boxer who builds a giant monster out of oatmeal to defend himself from the mobsters who betrayed him… and ends up raising it as a son

I grew up watching the films of Ray Harryhausen (1920 – 2013) was an American animator and special effects creator who created a form of stop motion model animation known as “Dynamation”. His works include the animation for Mighty Joe Young (1949) with his mentor Willis H. O’Brien (for which the latter won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects); his first color film, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958); and Jason and the Argonauts (1963), which featured a sword fight with seven skeleton warriors. His last film was Clash of the Titans (1981), after which he retired

Given the opportunity to help support a stop-motion film, I jumped in and made my pledge. Of course I chose the incentive of an enamel lapel pin featuring the main character of the movie