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'''''The Primevals''''' is an incomplete sci-fi/fantasy film directed by David Allen. The film's plot is vague, but it's known to involve time travel, Eskimos, yetis, robots, and giant lizards. The film also combined live action with stop-motion animation.
 
'''''The Primevals''''' is an incomplete sci-fi/fantasy film directed by David Allen. The film's plot is vague, but it's known to involve time travel, Eskimos, yetis, robots, and giant lizards. The film also combined live action with stop-motion animation.
  
 
==Production==
 
==Production==
Allen first began pitching the project to the British Hammer Films studio in the late 1960s. In 1978, Allen, along with producer Charles Band, began production on the film. However, the finances for the movie fell through, and the project started and stopped several times before an indefinite halt. In 1994, new funding was gained and production restarted. Principal filming of the live action scenes was completed in Romania with a new cast, and Allen continued to work on the post-production and stop-motion effects until his untimely death in 1999, which has ended all production of the film since.
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Allen first began pitching the project to the British Hammer Films studio in the late 1960s. In 1978, Allen, along with producer Charles Band, began production on the film. However, the finances for the movie fell through, and the project started and stopped several times before an indefinite halt. In 1994, new funding was gained and production restarted. Principal filming of the live action scenes was completed in Romania with a new cast, and Allen continued to work on the post-production and stop-motion effects until his untimely death from cancer in 1999, which effectively left the film cancelled
  
Although colleagues of Allen's have vowed to complete the film based on his storyboards, financial difficulties have stalled the production again. A workprint exists, but only a few early scenes have surfaced.
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In 2018, an Indiegogo campaign was set up by Charles Band's production and distribution company Full Moon Features in order to complete the film and release it on home media in Allen's honour.<ref>[https://geektyrant.com/news/the-lost-and-forgotten-stop-motion-animated-monster-film-the-primevals-will-be-completed-and-heres-a-trailer GeekTyrant article about ''The Primevals''.] Retrieved 29 Apr '21</ref> This completed version of the film has been continually worked since 2018, and is currently set for release sometime in 2022.<ref>[https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/david-allen-s-the-primevals#/updates/all Updates section of the film's Indiegogo campaign.] Retrieved 16 May '22</ref>
  
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
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  |description4 =Behind the scenes footage of the completed version of the film.
 
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[[Category:Lost films|Primevals (lost sci-fi film)]]
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==External Links==
[[Category:Partially found media|Primevals (lost sci-fi film)]]
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*[https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9352178/ IMDB page for the film.]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_W._Allen Wikipedia page for David Allen.]
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==References==
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Latest revision as of 12:48, 16 May 2022

DavidAllenThePrimevals-InfoboxStill.png

A still from the film.

Status: Partially Found

The Primevals is an incomplete sci-fi/fantasy film directed by David Allen. The film's plot is vague, but it's known to involve time travel, Eskimos, yetis, robots, and giant lizards. The film also combined live action with stop-motion animation.

Production[edit | edit source]

Allen first began pitching the project to the British Hammer Films studio in the late 1960s. In 1978, Allen, along with producer Charles Band, began production on the film. However, the finances for the movie fell through, and the project started and stopped several times before an indefinite halt. In 1994, new funding was gained and production restarted. Principal filming of the live action scenes was completed in Romania with a new cast, and Allen continued to work on the post-production and stop-motion effects until his untimely death from cancer in 1999, which effectively left the film cancelled

In 2018, an Indiegogo campaign was set up by Charles Band's production and distribution company Full Moon Features in order to complete the film and release it on home media in Allen's honour.[1] This completed version of the film has been continually worked since 2018, and is currently set for release sometime in 2022.[2]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Footage of the film from earlier in its production.
Trailer for the completed version of the film.
Update video for the Indiegogo campaign containing footage.
Behind the scenes footage of the completed version of the film.


External Links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]