EXCLUSIVE: A new teaser trailer has dropped for Spaz, the Scott Leberecht-directed film that is world premiering in the Documentary Feature Competition at this month’s SXSW. The doc tells the life story of Steve “Spaz” Williams, who is considered a pioneer in computer animation after his groundbreaking work in the 1990s on Jurassic Park and for Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light + Magic.
The film is an intimate account that examines Williams’ life story and events surrounding the historical moment when digital dinosaurs walked onto the silver screen in Jurassic Park. Williams and a chorus of expert witnesses recount a dramatic tale of rebellion and revolution at Lucasfilm’s ILM in the early ’90s — a time when creating realistic creatures with a computer was considered impossible. Decades later, Williams still struggles to reckon with his chaotic past.
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