This summer, Kai/Harding joined founder Chris Olsen in a partnership with Mo Wagdy, Jonathan Becker, and two amazing crews of talented Chicago filmmakers on a Make-A-Wish Project for a 5 year old boy with Leukemia, with a dream of starring in his very own Giant Monster Movie! On Thursday August 28th nearly a thousand VIP audience members had the privelage of seeing the results of our labor at Chicago’s famous Music Box Theatre!
The evening began with Chris’s heartwarming documentary film “BENEATH THE SCALES-The Story of Madzilla”, followed by Jonathan’s campy monster filled short film MADZILLA! Production on both films has been a blast, and we had so much fun hanging out with the amazingly talented 60+ film/production volunteers (and many notable Chicago Supporters, including Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Richard Roeper and more!) to finally see little Maddex’s Make-A-Wish dream become a reality on the big screen!
There were two screenings that night, during which we celebrated alongside our fellow filmmakers from both MADZILLA and BENEATH THE SCALES (including Tyler Roth of Company 3, Joel Signer and the Method Studios graphics team, and Brian Reed, Philip von During, and the rest of the Bam Audio crew) on the Make-A-Wish BLUE carpet, under the Music Box Marquee!
There’s been a ton of press for the project which you can see below, and Film Critic Richard Roeper just gave MADZILLA 10 thumbs up… Eight more thumbs than any other film in history! Both films are available for viewing on Youtube… links to follow!