Lake Bell (The Secret Life of Pets), Michael Cera (Sausage Party), Angeliki Papoulia (The Lobster), Zoe Kazan (Ruby Sparks), Peter Stormare (Fargo), Grace Zabriskie (Wild at Heart), Louisa Krause (Martha Marcy May Marlene), Thomas Jay Ryan (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), Alex Karpovsky (Beeswax)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Dash Shaw (My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea), director, writer; Tyler Davidson (Take Shelter), Kyle Martin (Bluebird), Jane Samborski (film debut) and Bill Way (film debut), producers; John Carroll Kirby (film debut), composer; Alex Abrahams (My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea) and Lance Edmands (Bluebird), editors
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In the 1960s, a pair of young hippies Amber and Matthew (Krause and Cera) stumble into a refuge for endangered mythical creatures including griffins, dragons and unicorns. Meanwhile, its chief advocate Lauren (Bell), a self-proclaimed protector of “cryptids”, attempts to save all mythic creatures from human exploitation…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
This hallucinogenic adult animated fantasy is a wild trip, with a unique cut-out 2D animation style which recalls the likes of Yellow Submarine and even South Park.