MORAV Giant Robot Independent Live Action Science Fiction

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Fon Davis of FONCO tells us that "A bunch of us 'ex-ILM'ers' have developed MORAV, a new independent giant robot science fiction series using a combination of live action and miniature special effects. MORAV stands for (Multi-Operational Robotic Armored Vehicle)." The entire project has been created by robot and visual effects enthusiasts for enthusiasts. With no financial backing, they developed MORAV, and a promotional concept video was produced in a unassuming garage studio in Northern California. MORAV has impressive support from some of the biggest people in the world of visual effects including individuals like Pat Sweeney, who has worked on some of the largest grossing blockbuster movies ever made. For more information, visit the MORAV website at http://www.morav.net

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A grassroots giant robot science fiction series called MORAV is being unveiled by a group of ex-ILM visual effects professionals out of Northern California. MORAV is an acronym for Multi-Operational Robotic Armored Vehicle which are robots that stand about thirty feet tall and look a little like large mechanical gorillas.

The story begins with the robot pilots and their peers testing and training then follows them through their struggles with the hardships of war. The audience witnesses the start of a global arms race to build the greatest giant robot army in the world. MORAV covers many decades chronicling the characters through a coup de'tat followed by a civil war that eventually leads to World War Three. The viewer will actually get to see the entire historic saga of robot warfare through the eyes of the men and women immersed in this reality.

There are several things that make this concept unique. This kind of gritty realism is uncommon in the robot science fiction genre. The entire project has been developed by robot and visual effects enthusiasts for enthusiasts. MORAV was developed with no financial backing and a promotional concept video was produced in an unassuming garage studio. MORAV has impressive support from some of the biggest people in the world of visual effects, including individuals like Pat Sweeney who has worked on some of the largest grossing blockbuster movies ever made and Grant Imahara from Discovery Channel's hit show Mythbusters.

If you like robot science fiction MORAV could be what you've always wanted to see but no one has done. The show is heavily focused on keeping stories character based and making the environment tangible. There is an effort to bring the audience into a world where robots really walk the streets. The robots in this series do not jump, fly and shoot lasers out of their eyes. They are designed the way giant robots would be if they were real. The plan so far has been to do as much as possible with miniature visual effects combined with live action. There are no plans for using a lot of computer generated robots. The MORAV team has even designed robots operated by a telemetry suit a puppeteer can wear to make the robots mimic their movements. The robots look like real robots because they actually are real.

So what's next for the MORAV team? Pitching and more pitching. MORAV is being pitched as a television show, web series, and a motion picture. There are comic books in production as we speak and morav.net was unveiled to the public. There is enough chronology to do each of these things without repeating the same content in different mediums. It's likely that there will be more interest in giant robot content when Michael Bay's Transformers comes out this summer, interest in the website grows and the MORAV comic book comes out.

For more news information and discussion you can visit the MORAV website at:

http://www.morav.net

Contact Fon Davis via e-mail or 415-254-5460

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