Directed by Jerry Rees
Including story development, pre-viz animatics during preproduction and first-draft compositing of production effects
Starring Martin Short, Julie Delpy, Tcheky Karyo, Marco Leonardi, Alan Cumming, Michael O'Hagan
"Conceived, written and directed in a way that just makes you smile. It is indeed our industry at its most outstanding."
Themed Entertainment Association
Winner of THEA award for best attraction, 2003
Above, from the THEA awards program, Julie Delpy as the romantic lead in our nod to "Umbrellas of Cherbourg" and Alan Cumming as a silent era Wizard.
Right, Marco Leonardi as a silent movie Sheik.
The CineMagique venue as seen from the courtyard.
Inside as the 1,100 audience members gather.
A live host, who not only greets everyone, but continues to interact with a guest who is transported through our screen into the world of the movies.
Jerry Rees and Tcheky Karyo preparing for battle.
Julie Delpy, Martin Short and Tcheky Karyo confer with Jerry Rees just before the camera rolls.
Director of Photography Thomas Ackerman looks on as Jerry Rees gets Mr. Vader properly and evilly motivated.
One might take for granted that this charming moment between Pinocchio and Martin Short was crafted through "special effects". While this is true, Martin was required to undergo some harrowing measures that went far beyond computers and digital mattes. Check out the photos below.
Swimming in style, with a tailored suit and comfortable shoes.
The underwater set and bluescreen was put together at Tank One Productions.
The tank at Tank One Productions.
See more images from the CineMagique Lancaster shoot here.
Julie Delpy, wearing one of many exquisite Colleen Atwood designs, poses with director Jerry Rees. Another Elliott Marks photo.
Julie Delpy and Martin Short reminding the CineMagique audience that it's all about love and happy endings.