Tom Waits, Terry Gilliam add their voices to a dark fairytale film by Dutch filmmaker Rosto
Musician/actor Tom Waits and director Terry Gilliam are the singular names to join the voice cast of The Monster of Nix, the latest film by Dutch artist/filmmaker Rosto.
"Life is good in the idyllic fairytale village of Nix... until an all-devouring monster appears. Young Willy has to fight it. Alone."
The Monster of Nix, an animated musical by Dutch artist and filmmaker Rosto, is nearing completion. The 30 minute long, existentialist fairy tale will hit the screens Spring 2011. Rosto's previous films have been described as hyper-intense cinematic experiences. Unconventional stories take place in an apocalyptic universe of surreal landscapes inhabited by dark alter egos. The film is as compelling and visually overwhelming as its predecessors but this time suitable for kids from 10 to 100. "Strange kids, maybe" adds Rosto smilingly. The dark fairy tale tells of Willy, a troubled boy who fights the destructive force of an all-devouring monster in the village of Nix.
The highly anticipated dark fairy tale is in official selection at the Annecy Animated Film Festival, (6-11 June) the world's leading festival for animated films.