ASIAN FILM - Article
16:00 - 5th July 2014, by Calum Waddell

Amphibious

"I moved to Jakarta in Indonesia a few years ago," begins Brian Yuzna, when NEO questions him about the production of Amphibious. "I was over there for a little while and really loved the city. While I was in Jakarta, I set up a label called Komodo Films. The industry is quite undeveloped over there, but I began making some headway on the production of a 3D monster movie, which is how I came to shoot Amphibious. It was very challenging but I think it came out very well. At heart, it is just a good old fashioned monster movie about an enormous sea scorpion in the North Sumatra sea leaping out at the audience."

Despite such intentions, the director also admits that with Amphibious there was a tiny touch of local culture injected into the script...
"I did try to introduce some of the supernatural Indonesian culture," he continues. "And there are the young boys who work on the sea port - and they are bullied and mistreated in this developing nation, under the noses of the adults... So there is a little bit of social commentary in there, I suppose. I am a huge fan of monster movies and I just hope this comes across in the movie."

Amphibious is out now from Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment.

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