Notzilla (2019)

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Notzilla
The American poster for Notzilla
Directed by Mitch Teemley
Producer(s) Aymie Majerski, Mitch Teemley,
Ekim Relgrem
Written by Mitch Teemley
Music by Stephen Goers
Aspect ratio 2.35:1
BEER MAKES HIM GROW
WHAT COULD GO WRONG?
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— Tagline

Notzilla is a 2019 spoof of 1950's and 1960's monster movies, produced by Creepy Ex-Boyfriend Productions. It premiered at the Esquire Theatre in Cincinnati, Ohio, on January 29, 2019.

Description

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1962. Yomama Bay. While the Japanese armed forces destroy yet another giant kaiju, a young paleontologist, Prof. Hiro Honda, rescues her offspring, whisking the mysterious red egg off to safety in friendly Cincinnati, Ohio (Ohio means "hello" in Japanese).

However, as the jet arrives, he accidentally flushes the egg down the toilet. It disappears into the Ohio River just as a group of physicists, led by the brilliant (or maybe not) Dr. Richard Blowheart, are testing "uber-fission" power at SNUGI, the Secret Nuclear Underground Government Installation 500 stories beneath the city of Cincinnati.

Shaken loose by testing, the egg is quickly discovered by Blowheart and his assistant, Dr. Shirley Yujest. The two soon meet Prof. Honda, who tells them that the egg contains a living Notzillasaurus Partiontilldon. The creature will remain small, he explains, as long as it is not exposed to alcohol. But if it is, it will grow hundreds of times larger (naturally) and attack the nearest city!

As sparks ignite between Hiro and Shirley, Dr. Blowheart guzzles beer and watches the egg hatch. Curious to see what will happen, he offers it beer. Baby Notzilla likes it — a lot. But they run out, so Notzilla goes on a beer run, all the while growing larger and larger. And burping fire. Which is kind of an issue.

Notzilla pops open a tower at the Padiddle Brewery, and then heads straight for the city!

The armed forces, led by 2½ star General Dirk Bogus, are unable to stop the monster. So Dr. Bllowheart decides to kill it using an untested nuclear mega-blaster that will most likely destroy everything else in a 100 mile radius, as well.

Hiro sets out to stop the insane (or possibly just incredibly stupid) Dr. Blowheart, and save his beloved Notzilla. But he can't do so without the help of Blowheart's brilliant and extremely attractive assistant, Shirley. Will Shirley turn against her boss — eliminating any chance of being recognized as a legitimate nuclear physicist — and help Hiro, with whom she’s quickly falling in love, save the world?

Meanwhile, Notzilla has spotted a cool train to play with![1]

Plot

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Staff

Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.

  • Directed by   Mitch Teemley
  • Written by   Mitch Teemley
  • Produced by   Aymie Majerski, Mitch Teemley
  • Executive Producer   Ekim Relgrem
  • Music by   Stephen Goers
  • Cinematography by   Jeff Barklage
  • Edited by   Jim Bailey
  • Production Design by   Gabby Leithsceal
  • Special Effects   Bob Arvin, Jeff Barklage
  • "Dino Surfin'" Performed by   Steve Goers
    • Written by   Mitch Teemley
  • "(Come on Baby) Do the Notzilla" Performed by   Adia Dobbins
    • Written by   Mitch Teemley
  • "Where Have All the Monsters Gone?" Performed by   Steve Goers and Mitch Teemley (director's cut)
    • Written by   Mitch Teemley

Cast

Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.

  • Frederic Eng-Li   as   Professor Hiro Honda
  • Tifani Ahren Davis   as   Dr. Shirley Yujest
  • Tim Bensch   as   Dr. Richard Blowheart
  • Becca Kravitz   as   Dr. Jacques Butay
  • Ken Early   as   Dr. Bjorn Bloch
  • Charlie Harper   as   Dr. Mort Shortman
  • Michael Wilhelm   as   Dr. Hugh Mungish
  • Samantha Russell   as   Pearl Stringer
  • Spencer Lackey   as   Bobby Bleech
  • Michael Bath   as   General Dirk Bogus
  • Rupert Spraul   as   Kenny Wannabee
  • Christine Jones   as   General Specific
  • Caleb Dwayne Tucker, Tyler Craig, Michelle Poole   as   Pedestrians
  • Mitch Teemley
  • Robert Gerding   as   Newspaper editor
  • John W. Harden, Kathleen Ellerman, George W. Ellerman   as   Diner patrons
  • Cherie Orf   as   Restaurant patron
  • Karen Olchovy   as   Train passenger
  • Steven Schraub, John E. Brownlee   as   Scientists
  • Christina Steiner   as   Girl
  • Sammy Geroulis, Ronnie Gladden, Charlie Roetting, Corey Wolfe, Greg Mallios, Xavier Blanco   as   Soldiers
  • Aaron Krick, Philip Kinsky   as   Mimes
  • Landon Mergler   as   Dr. Kidman
  • Amanda Teemley   as   Pentagon receptionist
  • Trudy Teemley   as   Woman
  • Jason Mei   as   Boy
  • Roger Cupp   as   Lieutenant
  • Darnell Pierre Benjamin   as   Colonel Reginald J. Stickler
  • Jacob Baker   as   Notzilla

Appearences

Monsters

  • Notzilla
  • Mama Notzilla

Weapons, Vehicles, and Races

Development

The screenplay for Notzilla, written by Mitch Teemley, became the first parody to reach the final round of the Worldfest Contest. In its original iteration, it was presented in-universe as a lost 1966 film called Notzilla, the Duke of Monsters, the last role for American actor Raymond L. Suave. Following the competition, Teemley submitted the script to Toho. They were uninterested in spoofing Godzilla, but wished the American creator well with the project.[2] Seeking other investors, he held a script reading at G-Fest in 2010. Moriah Media released a teaser trailer on YouTube in 2011, but never moved ahead on the project beyond that. By 2018, Teemley had completely retooled the script to focus on a professor's attempt to save a Japanese kaiju accidentally set loose in the United States.

Production

Principal photography on Notzilla began in early August 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio, and wrapped before September 4.[3][4]

Gallery

Main article: Notzilla/Gallery.

External Links

References

This is a list of references for Notzilla. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. NOTZILLA – Spoof/Parody Movie World Premiere At G-Fest. SciFi Japan (7 July 2019).
  2. Hood, Robert (29 April 2011). Exclusive Reveal! It’s Notzilla!. Undead Backbrain. Archived from the original on 20 May 2012.
  3. Teemley, Mitch (28 July 2018). A Filmmaker's Journal. The Power of Story.
  4. Teemley, Mitch (4 September 2018). A Filmmaker's Journal. The Power of Story.

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