Brett Piper is a prolific low budget film maker who has directed (plus written and created the special effects for) films like QUEEN CRAB (2015), A NYMPHOID BARBARIAN IN DINOSAUR HELL (1990) and ARACHNIA (2003). His first film was the ultra low budget sci-fi movie MYSTERIOUS PLANET (1982), which featured a giant, two-headed stop-motion snail.
Brett includes stop-motion effects in a lot of his movies. A fan of Ray Harryhausen films, King Kong, etc, Brett produces the animation himself, including the building of the puppets. In fact, he is really keeping the live action/stop-motion art form alive, for which he gets my utmost respect!
Here are posters, video covers, etc, for movies that Brett has directed (and for which he also created the stop-motion effects, monster costumes, miniatures and so on)…
Here are posters, DVD covers, etc, for just some of the other films Brett has been linked with. He didn’t direct any of these films, but provided such services as special effects, makeup, miniatures and so on. For one of the films Brett was the ‘tentacle wrangler’! Some of these flicks are really super-low budget, such as those directed by Mark Polonia (ZILLAFOOT, SHARKENSTEIN, AMITYVILLE DEATH HOUSE, etc) – but Mark certainly knows how to promote them via cool covers regardless of the low-low budgets!
Here’s a behind the scenes shot from Brett’s REDNECK MUTANTS, showing a stop-motion bug monster model and a gorgeous house miniature.
Finally, here’s one of the stop-motion critters from A NYMPHOID BARBARIAN IN DINOSAUR HELL…
Devoted to every kind of movie and TV monster, from King Kong to Godzilla, from the Blob to Alien.