So many of our beloved movie franchises have been recycled into various remakes, sequels, and prequels. Jurassic Park is no exception with the fourth instalment, Jurassic World currently in a cinema near you. But within the ether of the internet we’ve stumbled across this incredible remake of the original film, videoed 20 years ago by two kids in their basement.
Back in 1993 Michael Raisch and David Chakrin embarked on a quest to create their own version of the dino film with the help of a VHS camera, hand-drawn sets, action figures and fishing wire. It’s so charmingly amateur, the ambition and dedication by these two kids is impressive.
As adults, David is now a volunteer fire fighter and medical technician, but Michael has continued on this creative path and is now a designer and media director working under the moniker Raisch Studios. It’s on his company’s website where he’s created a webpage about the film to coincide with the release of Jurassic World, completely embracing his childhood fandom. Showing sketches and old photographs of their dinosaur-based time together, it’s fantastic to see how much fun the kids had. It screams of the 90s and that’s part of its appeal, with an endearing fuzziness to each frame.