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Bricks in Motion
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  • Ergo Possum Productions
Genre
Documentary
Released
Running time
1:26:53
Language English

Bricks in Motion, also known as Bricks in Motion: The Documentary and Bricks in Motion: A Documentary about LEGO Filmmaking, is a documentary about LEGO filmmaking, or brickfilming. It was released to Kickstarter backers in 2016, before receiving a wide public release on February 3, 2017. It was directed by Philip Heinrich and produced by Philip Heinrich, Nathan Wells, Zach Macias and Doug Vandegrift.[1]

SynopsisEdit

Bricks in Motion delves into the lives of seven people who create stop-motion films using LEGO: Steffen Troeger, a filmmaker and musician from Stuttgard, Germany; Maxime Marion, a documentary filmmaker from from Molsheim, France; Chris Boyer, a bike messenger from Seattle, Washington, USA; Rachel Dew, a mother from San Diego, California, USA; Jay Silver, a children's show animator from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; Dylan Woodley, a film student from Toronto, Canada; and James Morr, a freelance animator and illustrator from Lompoc, California, USA.

Egyptian Holiday on the Drive-In

Egyptian Holiday is watched in a drive-in theater

The documentary begins with an exploration of creativity and details how Steffen, Maxime and Chris channel their creativity into their films. Stop-motion animation and brickfilms in general are also explained.

Animated segments divide the acts and bookend the documentary. They feature the journey of a LEGO woman as she escapes her mundane life into a world of fantasy, and relate thematically to each of the acts.

ProductionEdit

ConceptionEdit

Kickstarter CampaignEdit

Interview FilmingEdit

Stop-motion AnimationEdit

Editing and CompletionEdit

Featured Brickfilmers Edit

Main: Edit

Also Featuring: Edit

Featured Brickfilms Edit

Bricks in Motion features clips from over 70 brickfilms from multiple decades.

Film Name Directed by
Ella's Tale Harrison Allen
Attack of the LEGOs Brian Bridges and Chris Boyer
A Night at the Pier Brian Bridges and Chris Boyer
Beyond the Eleventh Dimension Chris Boyer
The Machine Stephen Burchell
Alles ist die Noppe nichtgedreht
Paragraph nichtgedreht and Steffen Troeger
Zombie Bank nichtgedreht and Steffen Troeger
Animator Trouble Rachel Dew
Imagine That! Rachel Dew
Up... Up... and Away? Rachel Dew
ONE: A Space Odyssey Tim Drage and Tony Mines
365 Rainlight Animations
Sola Luna Benjamin Ely
LEGO Jurassic Park Paul Hollingsworth
LEGO Marvel vs. DC Paul Hollingsworth
Writer's Block Kevin Horowitz and Jacob Schwartz
Remake Mirko Horstmann
The Artist Mirko Horstmann
Fade "Holgor"
The River Nikolas Jaeger
Egyptian Holiday Spencer Katz
The Battle of New Orleans Joshua Leasure
Steinerei 2015 Trailer Alexander Leitner
Copyright Craze Cody Lieberman and Matthew Lieberman
The Profession Zach Macias
Resolute Zach Macias
The Force Awakens (in LEGO) Zach Macias and Philip Heinrich
Speed Demon! Nick Maniatis
The New Neighbour Maxime Marion
Copyright Maxime Marion
Plastic Love Maxime Marion
FHAC Keshen Matus
$100 James Morr
A LEGO Batman Film James Morr
Batman's New Ride James Morr
Dogfood James Morr
Easter Eggs James Morr
Jaws of Justice Episode 1 James Morr
Sssssss. James Morr
The Hobbit - Bilbo's Guests James Morr
NNN Chapter 2 - Robots! David Pickett
That's the Way it Goes! Michael Prevosk
Paint. Jon Rolph
Bowling for Sandercoe Chris Salt
Tough Questions Chris Salt
Words of Wisdom Chris Salt
The Gauntlet Jay Silver
The Journey Jay Silver
Bricks in Love II Steffen Troeger
DeeJay Bricks Steffen Troeger
Found Steffen Troeger
In Deep Royal Water Steffen Troeger
Infinite Steffen Troeger
iWater Steffen Troeger
Mimus Steffen Troeger
Totentanz Steffen Troeger
Let the Wookie Win Kevin Ulrich
Zombie: Genesis Jonathan Vaughan
The Citizen of the Year (Uncredited) J. Watson
Driven Nathan Wells
30 Years: The Story of the Minifigure Nathan Wells
The Day Brickfilms.com Crashed Nathan Wells, Graeme Allen, Jason M. Boyle, Nikolas Jaeger, Zach Macias and Richard Petty
Grace Robinson Wood
Foster the People - Houdini Dylan Woodley
Moon Dylan Woodley
Pancake Island Dylan Woodley
Pokéballin' Dylan Woodley
Pokéballin' 2 Dylan Woodley
Stan's Secret 2 Dylan Woodley
LEGO City Adam Zaner
The Dragon Stefan van Zwam

SoundtrackEdit

The complete soundtrack will be released in the near future.

Credits Edit

  • Philip Heinrich - Director, Editor, Director of Photography, Producer, Composer, Camera Operator, Stop-Motion Animation, Visual Effects
  • Zach Macias - Producer, Production Audio Mixer, Stop-Motion Animation
  • Doug Vandegrift Jr. - Producer, Additional Photography
  • Nathan Wells - Producer, Stop-Motion Animation, LEGO Model Design
  • Vinnie Gartland - Executive Producer
  • Doug & Larissa Heinrich - Executive Producers
  • Chad W. King - Executive Producer
  • Charles Lee Mudd Jr. - Executive Producer
  • Al Nickels - Executive Producer
  • David Pagano - Executive Producer
  • John Sommers - Executive Producer
  • Adam Zaner - Executive Producer
  • Michael Macasa - Director of Photography, Associate Producer, Camera Operator
  • Joseph Frank - Composer
  • Zachry Karisch - Associate Producer, Production Audio Mixer
  • Seán Willis - Assistant Editor
  • Shannon Birch - Camera Operator
  • Chris Boyer - Additional Photography
  • Mike Bozulich - Additional Photography
  • Tommy Williamson - Additional Photography
  • Benjamin Ely - Additional LEGO Photography
  • Ross Pearson - Additional Visual Effects
Additional Crowdfunding Support
Funmi Adetola Liam Gerety Chris Oxenford
Brandon Lee Allen "Gil30" David Pagano
Graeme Allen Jared B. Gilbert Jared Palmer
"AMAC" Ulf Göransson Chas! Pangburn
Gavin Ash Michael J. Green Lisa Parker
Bryan Au Gustav Griswold Shawn Parkhurst
"Patrick Awesome" J. Harsch Ross Pearson
Kaleb Barkman Joseph Hayden Diego Pedraza
George Barnick Lucas Heinrich Curt Peterson
Joshua Barratt Brian Heins Adam Petke
Walter Benson Stijn Heirstrate David Pickett
Grant Benson Tom Helberg Paul Pierantozzi
John Besnard Barbara Herman Chris "LockerGnome" Pirillo
Ben Boatwright Mirko Horstmann Cynthia Porras
David Boddy Greyson Hoye "Dr. Pretentious"
Zack Boehm Eliot Huffman Shelby Pritchard
Matthias Bosewitz Peter Hultgren Aidan Procopio
Harry Bossert Frank Hurley "Ewok Freak Productions"
Jacob Bounds "infrapinklizzard" "J.E.T. Productions"
Mickey Bowen Clark Ivers Kris Theorin
Robert Boyer Simon F Jackson Luke Puffinbarger
James A. Buckhorn "JaguarBrickFilms" Sam Radmall
Zac Bucklin Isaac Janney Jasper Reddin
Aaron Bulger Kim Jannicelli Sam Richardson
Stephen Burchell Iver Jensen Jack Rizzo
Dylan Burges Jordan Johnson Erik Rodkey
Grant Butler Dylan Johnson Bradley Rogers
Jack Campise Michael "LASF" Jurist Nathan Rossi
David Canning Humberto Kam Christopher Salaises
Jac Carlson Nathaniel Kampeas Brynn Sankey
Marc-André Caron Nick Kardos Teymour Sarwar
Sean Carroll Spencer Katz Lucas D. Schroeder
Eric Chan Michael Kay Joe Scully
Ethan Che "KD2000" "SeanDoubleJ"
Lewis Chen Joel Keiter Tanner Shinnick
Julia Chen "Keshen8" Tim Sims
Hal Warner-Clayton David Kieffer Roger Sinasohn
Brady Coles Matthew Kimball Lee "Garfield" Wei Siong
Christian Colglazier Chad W. King Jean-Philippe Sirois
Richard Colvin David Kingsman Brodie Snavely
Dan Cooper Isaac Kirkland Hazel Flynne Snively
Glenn Copeland Peter Knezovich Pierre-Félix So
Adam Cox Kevin Krause Justin Speck
Richard A. Creel KrickFilms Connie Spinnerholm
Devon Crosby David Kuhar Ian Stebbins
Milan D Blake Kuhre The Stougards
Kevin D Rupp Salmon Lau Will Stroh
Michael D Samuelson Nathaniel Jake Lee "BuilderBrothers Studios"
Binxu Dai Charlie Lee Austin Swartzendruber
Jorden Davis Bruno Lefèvre Ben Talbot
Jaiden Deutschlander Monitogo Studios LLC Mitchell Tanis
Jeremy Dewey Bert Loos Ziga Berce & Anja Tegelj
Timothy DeWitt Parker Krex - Brick Loot "TheDuckCow"
John Doudos Kyle Lowe "The Four Monkeys"
Shelly Douglas "Luzer" Heather Tilert
Nick Douglas Elijah M Elliott William Toenjes
Avery Drake Donald Macnab-Stark Michael Tourette
FrAzEr DrEw Nicole Malek Neal Tovstiga
Alison Eastman André Manicke Tosh Trejo
Thomas Edge Robert Mason Rhys Tucker
Martin Egemo Lucas Mass Liam Turner
Benjamin Ely Canaan May Nick Tyler
Noel Encarnacion James-Neil A. McCabe Daniel Utecht
Maddy Engels Landon McCullough Richard Van De Steenoven
"Sylther Entertainment" Lisa McCutcheon Harro van der Klauw
Eliott Ephrati Triston McGrady David Waller
Thomas Evans Guy McLimore Sean Warton
Hunter Evensen Justin McVey Brandon Weaver
Shay Tyler Faith Thorne N. Melcher Harry Wells
Silvia May and family Nathan Mellace Karen Wells
The Cullin family Jeremiah Meyer Bethany Wells
Abraham Feldick Nolan Mickelson Chance Wen
Gideon Feldick Jumpei Mitsui Piet Wenzel
Carl Ferber Shean Mohammed Henning Bauer Westbye
Ben Fesko Semeicha Mohammed Brian Willis
Brandon Fields Sapphira Mohammed Kevin Anderson Wilson
Ellen Filgo Daniel Mollenkamp Heather Woodley
"END films" Ethan Monroe Chris Wright
Alice Finch Garry Moore Brendan Wright
Indiana Foley Gregory Moore Grayson Wright
Noah Frazier Taylor Moosman Chris Wynn
John Frewin Tomsche Murrath Sam Young
Ett Russell Fullner Mason Muszynski Ben Young
Michael D. W. Gabrick Addrian Nedanovski Aaron Youngblood
Tony "Gweejo" Gaige Tobias Nikl "Youngsmyname"
Neil Gasrow Steven Niskanen Jacob Zacharias
Christian W.L. Gentry Spencer Olson Yang Ziyi
Ethan Olson
Special Thanks
Bob Boyer Billy Gribbin KrickFilms
Julie Boyer Yoh Handa Patrick Macias
Brian Bridges Joseph Hayden David Pickett
Gardner Campbell Doug Heinrich Cynthia Porras
Lewis Chen Larissa Heinrich Zach Silverstein
Danielle DeMartini Brian Heins Jonathan Vaughan
Hendrik Denkhaus Tom Helberg Bethany Wells
Abby Fico Jonathan Hellerman Harry Wells
Thomas Foote Nathanael Hellerman Karen Wells
Emma Graham Spencer Katz CJ Woodley

References Edit

  1. Bricks in Motion Kickstarter Page