Must Watch: Quirky & Funny Short Film on Robot Actress 'Gumdrop'
Sure we've met cute and charming robots like WALL-E, Johnny 5, and more, but now it's time to meet Gumdrop. The 27-year old Bulgarian actress has appeared in films with Fred Astaire and Charlie Chaplin, and now she's auditioning for a new film with someone called TikTok. Voiced by visual effects artist Venti Hristova (who sounds like a dead wringer for Kristen Schaal), Gumdrop is one of the most cute and endearing robots I've ever seen, and this short film from Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow director Kerry Conran is totally worthy of a feature length version, diving into the life of Grumdrop. Watch it!
Here's the short film Gumdrop from WIGS, brought to our attention by reader Matt Grossbart:
WIGS, a scripted drama channel on YouTube created by Black Swan producer Jon Avnet and Albert Nobbs producer Rodrigo Garcia, premiered the short and the talent behind the effects is brilliant as well. Concept Designer Iain McCaig (The Avengers, Star Wars) designed the technology for Gumdrop with Art Director Venti Hristova (The Avengers, Iron Man 2). There's a truly great story to be told here, and it would be incredible if Conran and co-director Stephen Lawes (the creative director on RED and Real Steel) could turn this into a feature film, following the long career of Gumdrop through cinema history. Pretty cool, right?