Thursday, June 13, 2019

Watch WETA Create the Robot from I Am Mother [VIDEO]

I Am Mother, the acclaimed new sci-fi film, is streaming on Netflix now. Rather than a prop, dummy, or fully CGI character, Mother is a complex specialty robot suit, worn by a real human performer. Featuring more than 300 components, LED lights, animatronics, 3D printing, and model-made elements, the suit takes 45-60 minutes to be bolted onto the actor.

Go behind the scenes with the Weta Workshop crew to see how we brought her to life, piece by piece.