Japanese rock band, The Creepees, battles a gigantic robot monster, aliens, radioactive ants, kittens and other creatures, all to a killer soundtrack. Was on a bit of a psychotronic film kick when we made this one.
The sequel to "The Collegians Are Go!!"
Fun production facts:
- Opening scene was filmed in a server room of the ISP I was working for at the time (yeah, ISPs, remember them? Same owners still run the place, now it's they're a hosting company.)
- Band scene filmed at the long defunct "Bad Dog Comedy Theater" on Riverside Drive in Austin, Texas. Here's a commercial someone made for the Bad Dog, complete with dot-com era buzzwords.
- Filming stretched out between 2000-2003. We had a hard drive fail in the middle of editing, which sucked.
- Car is a 1964 AMC Rambler which used to be owned by Johnny Hardwick and appeared on a few episodes of the cancelled-after-one-season MTV show Austin Stories.
- Seiko is played by Toby Marsh from Austin 90s garage rockers, The Motards.
- Robot Number Two - That's a beer keg for his head. And, yes, we drank the beer. His arms are dryer ducts. The claws are some kind of robot arm toy. They worked great.
- Frightened Japanese voices are by comedian JR Brow
- Austin poster artist Billy Bishop reprises his role as The Sandwich Guy. Except in this case he's the hotdog guy.
- Cat food is on the table to keep Brad the Cat interested.
- The Gerald Ford poster now hangs in The Velveeta Room in Austin, Texas.
- That's the abandoned Austin Mueller airport at 08:35. It just sat there for a while. You used to be able to walk right up to the building. Control tower is still there, tho.
- I took a biology class in the room where Tad Collegian is sleeping.
- "Jungle" scenes were shot in our backyard.
- During the confrontation at the beach (actually Lake Travis), it was FREEEZING.
- And last, but, certainly not least, the Creepees showed at the Slamdance Film Festival in 2004 (Don't ask me how it happened). That same year, I also had a film show at Sundance, making me the first person who had a film in both Sundance and Slamdance the same year. Seriously. Check it out - I'm in the Slamdance FAQ.