ByAndrew Thompson, writer at

Los Angeles, CA (September 2, 2014). Monty Python co-creator and director Terry Gilliam is set to present the fifteen-minute absurdist short film Hallucinaut written and directed by his collaborator and Emmy winning visual artist Daniele Auber (Lucy, Brothers Grimm, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Cloud Atlas, This is the End). Principal Photography is anticipated to commence in Arizona later this year.

Within the stylistic realm of executive producer Gilliam (Brazil, 12 Monkeys, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas), the film aims to deliver on mind-boggling universes, eye-popping visuals, eccentric characters, zany set pieces, and monumental philosophies of a microscopic wonderland.

In Hallucinaut, Julio, a lovable hothead with addictive habits, is haunted by black cats, teetering ladders, and broken mirrors. He seeks advice from a psychedelic palm reader specializing in a nano-scientific approach to palmistry. With the help of a secret potion, Julio shrinks into his lifeline to alter his destiny.

Writer/director Daniele Auber developed his skills in Europe and the United States during twenty-five years of Special Effects, Visual Effects, and Concept Design, working on films by Terry Gilliam, Wes Craven, the Wachowskis, Dario Argento and others. He won an Emmy Award for his work with Jim Henson's Creature Shop.

“Hallucinaut” will launch a crowd-fundraising campaign, coming to Kickstarter soon. Check it out at


Twitter: @hallucinautfilm


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