Saturday, April 24, 2010

Sci fi short film "The Raven"

Found on /Film:
"Ricardo de Montreuil’s six minute sci-fi short film The Raven hit the web this week and has been making noise around Hollywood.
The film tells the story of Chris Black, who 'possesses a power that could lead to the destruction of the current regime, and they will stop at nothing to destroy him. The chase is on as Chris runs for his life in this sci-fi thriller set in an alternate and futuristic Los Angeles.' The film was shot on the RED Camera, shot in downtown Los Angeles, and completed for only $5,000.
Some people are even making comparisons to Neill Blomkamp’s Alive in Joburg, and that is one of the film’s problems — it seems to borrow a lot from that short, the feature film it spawned, District 9, as well as Robocop, Minority Report and other sci-fi classics. It looks great, was made on the cheap, but it doesn’t present any real new and different/interesting ideas. Don’t get me wrong, it looks cool, which is why I’m posting it. Watch it now, embedded after the jump."

The only thing I'll say about the film is that it's surprisingly clean looking and makes use of its limitations. I'm also heartened by the increasing number of well made HD short films being released. What once took a mint to make can now be with less than a semester's worth of student loans.

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