MIMAL THE ELF – TV clip INFO

James / April 1st, 2017

Lost and found! A VHS recording of “America’s Most Mysterious” urban legend TV show from the late 90s. This episode featured Mimal, the killer elf of forgotten folklore. Only part of the episode was recorded unfortunately.

Actually, as you probably know, this was a Cinemassacre production. The scenes with the Mimal reenactment were shot in Decemeber 2014. I never had time to finish the rest, until Early 2017. This is 3rd in a trilgoy of projects that began as improvised scenes shot with Kevin Finn. The others were “Jekyll and Hyde: The Game: The Movie” and “Flying Fuckernauts Vs The AstroBastards.” Each one took me another year to complete, since keeping up with steady web content is always priority. These projects involved a lot more work, and were more time consuming than the things you usually see on the channel, but they are my favorite things to do. Filmmaking is where I started, and that’s still my main passion.

The show took hints from Unsolved Mysteries, Sightings, Fact or Fiction, In Search of, The X-Files, or anything of that nature.

I’ve always wanted to give Mimal the Elf more exposure, and to give it a creepy twist. I first mentioned Mimal in Angry Video Game Nerd: Episode 109: Atari Sports.

The final video/audio was run through a VCR, so the 90s effect was genuine. No digital filters.

The clip from “You Know What’s Bullshit” was an actual TV clip, when they aired the Pennies episode on CNN.

The actors were ad-libbing. The Google line cracked me up. At that point, we weren’t committed to it being a period piece. But Google DID exist in the late 90s. The image shown on the computer, was from 1997.

By the time you see the car, you already know we’re joking around. But if you’ve made it that far, and were still fooled, I’m glad. Either way, hope you enjoyed it.

CAST

Britt Plunkett (Mimal fanatic)

Mary Scholz (Mrs Miller)

Kevin Finn (Elf)

Anthony Cipollo (Historian)

Steve Chmura (VHS shooter)

Brennan Woo (Disclaimer voice)

MAIN VOICE

Ty Lindsay

https://www.facebook.com/tylindsayvoices/

OPENING GRAPHICS

Patrick Martinez

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP3n0CXekA_d0l8hwpH1KWQ

https://dos.artstation.com/

MUSIC

Andreas Hedlund

http://ahedlund.com/

VINTAGE PAINTING COURTESY OF

Joe Vondayl

https://twitter.com/joe_vondayl

DRAWING BY

Anthony Christopher

THANKS FOR LOCATION TO

Project Twenty1

Comments

  • Pablo1989

    April 1, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    Congrats to those who said Elf are like Glitch gremlin 🙂 Because both roles are played by Kevin Finn.

  • ScaryManiac

    April 4, 2017 at 7:04 am

    That was a lot of fun!

  • April 8, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    This is one of my absolute FAVORITE films you’ve ever made, James and i’m an AVID fan. You perfectly, 100% captured that ‘Sightings’ vibe. The best spoof/loving parody of that kind of thing I’ve ever seen.

  • Bobby1001

    July 6, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    This was scary as shit.

  • frostare

    July 15, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    Even if I find myself returning more to Astro Bastards, I love this one too. But IMO this has to be watched as a special.

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