[SHORT FILM] ALLEGED 'MEGAN' MONSTER CREATOR SPEAKS OUT ON BEING UNCREDITED FOR HIS WORK (Update: Production team replies)

You may have seen the impressive Cloverfield inspired short-film-concept making the rounds.

Megan features quality production values, an adrenaline fueled tempo, and a super-creepy ominous Kaiju who's backstory may run deeper than what the film would have you believe. At least if Resetera forum member Kalmakoffee is to be believed:

About two years back or so, briefly after the release of 10 Cloverfield Lane, fans decided to come together for the effort of producing a fan film for Cloverfield. I frequented the subreddit for Cloverfield because I had fun with the ARG element of the film's marketing. I proposed a monster design for the fan film which garnered a lot of positive feedback. Back then I had the handle "Indiendnd"

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Kalmakoffee continues:

"I was soon asked by the community to be the art director for the film, which I accepted.

They decided that the film's story was going to revolve around this storm monster design, and that it should have an actual monster design behind the clouds.
I designed this:"

 later in his account:  "  ...Except, unfortunately, the project never picked up any traction and I quietly left production after learning that one of our "Producers" was a 12 year old.       Cut to today, and "Megan" pops up on Bloody Disgusting. And I see this:  "

later in his account:

"...Except, unfortunately, the project never picked up any traction and I quietly left production after learning that one of our "Producers" was a 12 year old.

Cut to today, and "Megan" pops up on Bloody Disgusting. And I see this:"

 The storm Kaiju as it's seen in the short film.

The storm Kaiju as it's seen in the short film.

Read the entire discussion and detailed explanation here

Officially, Thirteenth Floor makes no assumptions or assertions one way or the other, but if the production team does happen across this article, we hope they can reach out to us or the person this story originates from so that things can be cleared up.

 

(update) A member of the production team replies:

Hi guys, I'm Giuseppe, writer and producer for MEGAN and I saw this thread on Reddit, I'm sorry user Kalmakoffee feels this way but there is no relation between his sketch and our spaceship.

So I guess the project actually did pick up. I just went uncredited for the monster design.
I think this is the biggest issue, we are not affiliated whatsoever with your project and didn't even know of it's existence, as a matter of fact your sketch depicts a monster with a heavy body and a huge face that is 1/3 of its size.

Your other monster is a worm.

Ours look like a solidified block of lava, I'm going to attach our render which is something that artists would generally not do because this is proprietary material, so you can see the development.

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If you watch the film again you'll notice the extensive number of credits that were given to everyone that either worked, participated or supporter our project, this is a passion project. As a matter of fact, people usually skip the credits because they're boring but we are lucky to have Roman de Giuli's brilliant work and every time I show MEGAN I always pause it to explain how he performed that sequence, I suggest you go see his channel because his work is amazing.

Sorry if you feel like this but again we created our own material other than paying homage to the Cloverfield universe.

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Source: https://www.resetera.com/posts/11039684/
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