During Fantastic Fest, Director Nacho Vigalondo, Tim Blake Nelson, and Nahikari Ipiña were in attendance to promote the closing night film, Colossal. Colossal stars Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Tim Blake Nelson and Dan Stevens and is about a woman who discovers that severe catastrophic events are somehow connected to the mental breakdown from which she’s suffering.
When speaking with Producer Nahikari Ipiña, she described the film to us as an “Intependent Romatic Kaiju-style” film. Yep, you heard this correct, this film manages to beautifully concoct this range of genres into one film.
Nacho, who’s previous work includes The ABCs of Death, V/H/S Viral and Open Windows shared some of his inspiration for making such a creative film,
Nacho Vigalondo: “50% is the movies that I love and admire. The dramedy inspired the texture of the film. The other 50 % is my own life. All of the bright parts and the shadows are my own life. So you can say the movie is kind of a confessional. If you see it twice, you can see that I have a lot of personal flaws. Haha, really dark stuff. I’m an awful person.”
GWW: Haha, really? You seem so lovely though.
Nacho Vigalondo: “Yeah. It has to feel like a traditional monster movie. A Kaiju but at the same time different.”
GWW: What attracted you to working on the film?
Tim Blake Nelson: “Nacho’s vision. I like to be a part of films that come from one person’s mind. Not a comitee. I like to be a part of films that are really individualize works of art and he is that kind of a film maker so I wanted to work with him. Then I met this awesome producer Nahikari.”
Nahikari Ipiña: “This is our fourth film together, we have a production company so we are always developing ideas. He had a lot of ideas and this one in particular I liked the most and we worked a year and a half developing the script for it.”
GWW: Much of the details of film has successfully been kept a mystery, so to avoid giving it away, how would you describe the film in one or two words?
Tim Blake Nelson: “Monstrous addiction.”