As we said in a recent post, we're big on Infrastructure. And what we mean by that is somewhat simple: before releasing spies, agents, criminals and interdimensional intrigue upon a world it first and foremost has to be. . . a world. It has to mean something, feel like something, and most important of all be worth something to the people living in it. Infrastructure means making sure those agents and spies and heroes all have something worth actually fighting for.
Shaping... that has been a complex and incredibly rewarding experience. And almost at the same time we began to tackle this Beasts of the Southern Wild came out. It's as though the movie fell out of a portal between our worlds. Only in Asylum this would be less "fantasy" and more "totally normal coming of age drama."
Either way, Beasts captures the lavish, the great big, and the subtle of Asylum's world in one wonderful, watchable romp through a bayou wonderland. A movie about determination, tradition and disenfranchisement that's also about childhood and children without being a "children's movie." Think of it as the world of Asylum through the eyes of its impoverished multitudes.