Centaur maxximus motion website
Imprinted Graphic by Mark Moorer
Maxximus G-Force
Bare Hands Wooden Limbs
Risk Everything Graphic by Katerina Athanasopoulou
Cambodia, Living with Landmines
Destroying Angel graphic by Mark Moorer
8 Faces of Jane

About Homunculus Productions

The word "homunculus" refers to a functioning system thought to be run by a "little man" that lives inside it. Such a system includes human beings, as some inner entity or agent is somehow assumed to be in our brains, making things run. One example of this was Descartes' use of the homunculus to resolve his theory of dualism, that the soul and the body are two completely separate entities. He posited a "little man" behind the eye to process visual stimuli. Of course, this immediately raises the question of who is behind the "little man's" eyes - another little man (or a little woman)? And so on, ad infinitum.

Homunculus Productions, LLC, produces training films, industrials, PSAs, documentaries, and occasionally, fiction films. We are the homunculus that translates the world from your eyes to your brain.

About Alison McMahan

Alison McMahan, President, Homunculus Productions, is a filmmaker and award-winning screenwriter. She has over twenty years of experience in film production, both in the U.S. and abroad. From 2001-2003 she held a Mellon Fellowship in Visual Culture at Vassar College where she built a virtual reality environment with a biofeedback interface for CAVEs.  Read more »

News & Updates

posted on Aug 22 2014 - 5:31am by alison

I was very surprised to find out that the Outlander romance/time travel series based on the Outlander novels by Diana Gabaldon, set and shot entirely in Scotland, is not airing in the UK.

The series is now into its third week in the U.S. It's lush, historically rich,  and sexy. Women all over the U.S. are glued to it on Starz on Saturday nights while their husbands go unfed and their children play in traffic.

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posted on Jul 25 2014 - 7:10am by alison

An interesting article from The Guardian.


Gender bias in the film industry: 75% of blockbuster crews are male.

Cinema figures express alarm as statistics reveal lack of women at all levels of cinema production

by Hannah Ellis-Petersen


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posted on Jul 17 2014 - 5:55am by alison

I've written a guest blog for Erin Enberg on the film Edge of Tomorrow and the book it was based on, All You Need is Kill.Here is a taste of it:

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