Stopped Motion: The Story of GULP

A comedic documentary about the rise and fall of the literal biggest star in Hollywood, a claymation dinosaur named GULP.

  • David Busch
    Director
  • David Busch
    Writer
    Blake (2018)
  • Cadry Nelson
    Writer
  • Cadry Nelson
    Producer
    Blake (2018)
  • David Busch
    Key Cast
    "Himself"
    Blake (2018), Black Panther (2010)
  • Cadry Nelson
    Key Cast
    "Herself"
    Blake (2018), The Closer She Gets (2005)
  • Allison Grischow
    Key Cast
    "Narrator"
    Baking Up Love (2021)
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Documentary, Feature
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Animation, Documentary, Stop Motion animation, Science Fiction, Monster Movie, Kaiju
  • Runtime:
    49 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 30, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - David Busch

David Busch has had a long career in filmmaking and animation, having worked as an actor, producer, editor, and compositor on projects such as "We the People" (Netflix), "Doctor Who: Power of the Daleks" (BBC Studios), "The Road to El Dorado" (DreamWorks Animation), and the "Black Panther" animated series (Marvel/BET).

His prior short film, "Blake", won a number of awards in 2019/2020 including Best Iowa Made Short Film (Muscatine Independent Film Festival), Best Central States Short - Winter Edition (Central States Indie FanFilmFest), the SciFi Pulse Award (KWCFilmFest), and Most Heartwarming Film (Spring Grove Main Street International Film Fest).

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Director Statement

"Stopped Motion: The Story of GULP" is a comedic documentary combining stop-motion animation with live action. It was a real labor of love during the last year-and-a-half while dealing with the pandemic, and I hope it will bring a smile to everyone's face during these difficult times.

UPDATE (July 18, 2022): The film had its first public screening this past weekend at the Star City Film Festival, where it won two awards - "Best Director" and "Best Non-Human Character, Animated"!