It’s not easy for a movie-star to age – especially when you’re a stop motion animated skeleton monster.

Phil, once a terrifying villain of the silver-screen, struggles to find work in modern Hollywood due to being an out-of-date special effect.

Behind The Scenes:

Making of Article:

Written and Directed by Michael Shanks

Stop Motion Animation by Samuel Lewis (

Director of Photography (Live Action):
Max Walter (

Director of Photography (Animation):
Gerald Thompson (

Full list of credits at:

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