30 days. 6598 backers. $USD935,010 raised. At 4pm on Saturday, GKR: Heavy Hitters, the first board game by Weta Workshop, exploded past the finish line to become New Zealand’s most successful Kickstarter.
When Weta Workshop General Manager, Dave Wilks answered a phone call on a Saturday morning back in September, the last person he expected would be on the other end was an astronaut, let alone one aboard the International Space Station. Fortunately for Dave and the Weta Workshop crew, that's exactly who it was. American Astronaut Kjell Lindgren was calling Dave to set up a downlink, NASA speak for video call, with the Weta Workshop Crew.
FXGuide has interviewed Weta Workshop Creative Director and Co-founder Richard Taylor about the extent of his team’s design involvement in the critically acclaimed blockbuster, and the fruitful collaboration between Weta Workshop, Director George Miller and Australia-based production house Kennedy Miller Mitchell.