“In the Spring of 2015, my brother Alex and I started working on a senior thesis film during our last semester of college. Called “Sayonara, Galvera!”, the short follows one of the last suitmation actors who loses his job and his dream of becoming the next puppeteer of a Godzilla-esque monster named Galvera to the rising tide of computer-generated special effects. We knew that in addition to telling the story of these actors that we wanted to create a pair of giant monster suits and stage our own Kaiju showdown. So we set out scouring the net for inspiration and resources, including this site, to help us along this long journey.
This is the making of our love letter to Godzilla and the men who brought him to life.”
— Austin Bennett