It’s not easy for a movie-star to age – especially when you’re a stop motion animated skeleton monster. Phil, once a terrifying villain of the silver-screen, struggles to find work in modern Hollywood due to being an out-of-date special effect. Behind The Scenes: Making of Article: Written and Directed by Michael Shanks Stop Motion Animation by Samuel Lewis ( Director of Photography (Live Action): Max Walter ( Director of Photography (Animation): Gerald Thompson ( Full list of credits at: Supported by Screen Australia and YouTube through the Skip Ahead Initiative.