The team behind some rather interesting fan films based on many classic games is back at it again. This time Spadoni Productions has set their sights on a classic anime called UFO Robot Grendizer. This is a live action fan film while the original was an animated cartoon from the 1970’s- in the United States we got a taste of this show via Mattel’s action figures and the name of Shogun Warriors.
Spadoni Productions previously released fan films based on Body Blows, Another World/Out of this World and Maniac Mansion. All of those have been great pieces of work, and I was asked to do a couple of pieces of voice work for their Maniac Mansion fan film.
UFO Robot Goldrake continues the great production values that Spadoni Productions has continuously brought to their fans. I mean, come on, look at the set, props and special effects- these guys, and gals, put a ton of work into this fan film as with all of their releases.
Sadly, I just heard that this may be the last release by Spadoni Productions. They, as with most good things, are in a financial burden that may not be overcome. They have done these fan films out of love and with hope in catching the eye of media companies that can help make bigger and better films possible. This has not happened. So, please, enjoy and share UFO Robot Goldrake, or Maniac Mansion, or Another World/Out of this World or Body Blows and hope this team is able to overcome their situation. It will be a shame to not have more quality work like this in the world because someone didn’t step up to help.
Check out my article on Maniac Mansion here, here and here. Hopefully we will see more from this team in the future.