Mortal Engines (2018)
Mortal Engines is an American - New Zealand co-production post-apocalyptic adventure film that blends wonder and technology with brutality.
In the film adaption, Moral Engines character 'Shrike' is a resurrected man which inspires both pity and terror. Due to Shrike's residual memories of it's former life as a human, it forms an unusual attachment to childlike dolls.
Movie still - the character Shrike interacts with the automaton.
Movie still - Shrike's POV of the automaton.
Just as important to the films narrative as their human counterparts - land and airships heavily featured in the 'Mortal Engines' film adaptation. Human Dynamo was responsible for creating and fabricating physical functional hero controller props for the actors to interact with.
To further expand on the lavish steampunk aesthetics of the 'Mortal Engines' world - Human Dynanos team also created and fabricated detailed set componentry.
'Salzhaken' - Daisy ship functional helm hero prop.
A CAD rendering in preparation of production of the Daisy helm.
'Jenny Haniver' airship functional hero prop controls.
'Jasmin' airship controller functional hero prop.
'Idiot Wind' airship controller functional hero prop.
Controls, panels and dials.
London wheel house set console with functioning control levers.
Movie still - London wheel house console and control levers in action.
In production - various airship flight control levers.
Movie still depicting the 'London wheel house' set with background pressure gauges fabricated by Human Dynamo. Actor Hugo Weaving plays the character of Thaddeus Valentine in the film.