Men in Suits, A Documentary on the History & Art of Monster Suit Acting

Men In Suits

Men in Suits is an in-depth documentary directed by Frank H. Woodward of Wyrd Studios which takes a look at the hard work behind ‘monster suit acting’ in films and television. It is available to purchase on Amazon.

‘Men in Suits’ will examine the history and craft of suit performers from ‘The Creature of the Black Lagoon’ to ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ and beyond. Through interviews with these actors we will learn the skill, strength and art required to be “under rubber”.

Wyrd has interviewed Doug Jones (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth), Tom Woodruff Jr. (the Alien films, Pumpkinhead), Haruo Nakajima (Godzilla, Ultraman), Bob Burns (The Ghostbusters, Invasion of the Saucer Men), Brian Steele (Hellboy II, Predators), Douglas Tait (Zathura, Knights of Badassdom), Misty Rosas (Congo, Sid The Science Kid), Michelan Sisti (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dinosaurs), John Alexander (Gorillas In The Mist, Men In Black), Van Snowden (H.R. Pufnstuff, Sigmund and the Sea Monsters), Arturo Gil (Monkeybone, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey), Camden Toy (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel), Bobby Clark (Star Trek), August Ragone (author, Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters), Todd Tucker (Drac Studios), Alec Gillis (ADI Effects), William Malone (director, House on Haunted Hill) and Guillermo Del Toro (director, Pan’s Labyrinth).

Men In Suits

Men In Suits

images via Wyrdstuff, Stan Winston School of Character Arts

via Stan Winston School of Character Arts, The Awesomer

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