Waiting for Gorgo (2009)

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Waiting for Gorgo
The poster for "Waiting for Gorgo"
Directed by Benjamin Craig
Producer Benjamin Craig, Lisa Whelan
Written by MJ Simpson
Music by Wilhelm Dukart
Distributor Cinemagine
Budget £10,000-25,000[1]
Running time 18 minutes
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Waiting for Gorgo is a 2009 short comedy film directed by Benjamin Craig. It serves as an unofficial sequel to the 1961 giant monster film Gorgo.


Alexandra Collins investigates an agency known only as the DMOA for a Ministry of Defence audit. She finds a well-hidden office occupied by two elderly men named Archibald and Tunstall, who ask her if Gorgo is coming. They explain to her that the agency's name stands for the Department of Monsters and Oversized Animals, established after an attack on London some 40 years ago by a giant reptile. Unfortunately, it was whittled down over the decades by budget cuts, as no new monsters emerged. As proof, they show Alexandra photographs of Gorgo and his mother Ogra; to her shock, one matches the cover of a DVD her flatmate owns. They claim the film was a major part of the government’s cover-up. Just as she seems on the verge of convincing them that the DMOA is the result of a bureaucratic mix-up and Gorgo a creature of fiction, Tunstall walks over to a cabinet and removes an enormous tooth, asking Alexandra where the tooth came from if Gorgo isn't real.


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

  • Directed by   Benjamin Craig
  • Written by   M.J. Simpson
  • Executive producers   Kylie Herd, Omar Todd
  • Produced by   Benjamin Craig, Lisa Whelan
  • Music by   Wilhelm Dukart
  • Cinematography by   Brian Strange
  • Edited by   Benjamin Craig
  • Production design by   Timothy M. Orman
  • Assistant director   Jerome Kim


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

  • Geoffrey Davies   as   Mr Tunstall
  • Kelly Eastwood   as   Alexandra Collins
  • Nicholas Amer   as   Mr Archibald




Main article: Waiting for Gorgo/Gallery.

Video releases

Cinemagine DVD (2010)[2]

  • Region: 0
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: English
  • Subtitles: None
  • Special features: None

Vinegar Syndrome Blu-ray (July 2023)

  • Region: 0
  • Discs: 2
  • Audio: English
  • Subtitles: Unknown
  • Special features: Behind-the-scenes featurette; for others see Gorgo (film) § Video releases
  • Notes: Included as a special feature for Gorgo.


Full film


  • VCI Entertainment attempted to include Waiting for Gorgo on their 2013 DVD and Blu-ray releases of Gorgo, but director Benjamin Craig rejected their offer.[1]
  • The film's title references the Samuel Beckett play Waiting for Godot. A sketch on Mystery Science Theater 3000's Gorgo episode uses the same title.

External links


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