On March 13, 2009 a team of SCSC 3D filmmakers began shooting Whatever Happened to Ro-Man? a short 3D film that I wrote and directed. SCSC 3D Reality TV anchorman John E. Hart announced a field report with Phyllis Tucker (Heidi Fielek) from North Hollywood where the famous 50s 3D movie star Ro-Man was interviewed at his home.
Ro-Man is famous for his appearance as the "monster" in the feature length 3D movie Robot Monster directed by Phil Tucker and released in 1953. Robot Monster has since become a cult film and won the coveted "Golden Turkey" award in the motion picture world. But even though he later garnered that accolade, Ro-Man was not able to find any additional work as an actor despite auditioning for roles in Forbidden Planet from MGM and Gorilla at Large (in 3D) at Fox after starring in Robot Monster.
In a revealing interview with Phyllis Tucker, Ro-Man discusses some of his challenges and frustrations in attempting to secure roles as a working actor in Hollywood. Did you know that Ro-Man is a collector of 3D comic books? Shocking revelations about the theft of his head by an avid science fiction collector named Bob Burns are disclosed by Ro-Man in this eye opening interview.
Whatever Happened to Ro-Man? was entered in the 6th Ever 3D Movie/Video Competition sponsored by the 3D Movie Division of the Stereo Club of Southern California (SCSC) in 2009. It was also subsequently shown at the 2009 NSA Convention at Mesa Arizona as well as the July 2009 meeting of SCSC.