Archive for the Short Films Category

Street Fighter: Legacy

Posted in Short Films, Street Fighter with tags on October 6, 2010 by The Mommy & Daddy Show

This is what a Street Fighter film needs to be! Street Fighter: Legacy is a Streetlight Films production written by Christian Howard and Joey Ansah and directed by Ansah and Owen Trevor. These English gents have put a lot of love and respect for the source material into the making of this short and it shows. John Foo is Ryu, Howard is Ken Masters and Ansah is Akuma. Apparently there are plans of a webseries in the works and we can’s wait to see what’s next! Below the film itself is an interview with Ansah and Howard from IGN.

Turbo

Posted in Short Films with tags on September 27, 2010 by The Mommy & Daddy Show

Turbo is Jarrett Lee Conway‘s MFA thesis film completed while he attended the USC School of Cinematic Arts. He directed, produced and, with Erika Cervantes, co-wrote this amazing short. Starring Justin Chon from the Twilight film series as Hugo, stuntman Ilram Choi as his brother Tobias, David Lehre from Epic Movie as the villain Shamus, Jocko Sims from the Starz series Crash as Turbo superstar Pharoah King, and Alice Hunter as Hugo’s friend and fellow fighter Ruse. Given that this short film feels so much bigger than it actually is, we’re interested in what Conway could do with a full budget and creative control. Turbo won the Golden Circle Award for Outstanding Student Film from the Caucus Foundation in December of 2009.

Unlike the other media presented on this blog, Turbo is not based on a video game itself but has a video game that is central to the plot of the film, which is why we are presenting it here.

Halo: Landfall directed by Neill Blomkamp

Posted in Halo, Short Films with tags on September 22, 2010 by The Mommy & Daddy Show

In 2007, Neill Blomkamp, who shot to fame after his feature film directorial début District 9 released to rave reviews, directed a series of short films to promote Halo 3. These films, set in the Halo universe and collectively known as Landfall, blend live action with photo-realistic computer animation, a style that Blomkamp has become known for in the commercial advertisements he has directed and exemplified in District 9. Named to direct a live action adaptation of the Halo franchise, with Peter Jackson to produce, the funding for the project fell through. The Lord of the Rings director then produced District 9 for Blomkamp instead as one hell of a consolation prize. Presented here as a complete film is Neill Blomkamp’s Halo: Landfall.

The Legend of Zelda

Posted in Legend of Zelda, Short Films with tags on September 6, 2010 by The Mommy & Daddy Show

This is probably one the best known fake trailers for a video game movie to date. It showed up on IGN on April 1, 2008, and caused a stir both before and after the revelation that it was only an elaborate April Fool’s Day prank. Below the trailer is a behind-the-scenes video on the making of the trailer itself for those interested parties. Click this link to read the article as well as the editor’s comments from April 2. We’re not sure how good a live action Legend of Zelda might be but this actually isn’t a bad start.

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