Friday, 13 February 2009

Video - Half-Life 2 Short Film - Escape From City 17


Holy crap it's been done, epic win, awesome. The Purchase Brothers have made a short film titled, "Escape from City 17" based on Half-Life 2 and it's live action awesomeness, being a total Half-Life 2 fan, this is win of the week. Epic. Official blurb:

The Escape From City 17 short film series is an adaptation based on the Half Life computer game saga by Valve Corporation. Originally envisioned as a project to test out numerous post production techniques, as well as a spec commercial, it ballooned into a multi part series. Filmed guerilla style with no money, no time, no crew, no script, the first two episodes were made from beginning to end on a budget of $500.

Go check out their official site here.

Source: Internal

11 comments:

Slobodan said...

EXELENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kyle said...

The production quality is awesome. Unbelievable!

Martinho Neves said...

OK, this is ridiculously awesome. And the sound every time someone is shot. with $500 ?

This guys are brilliant!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS on a job superbly done!

Martin said...

Awesome! Would love to see the whole film, if there ever would be one...

Good job as hell!

M said...

The site link purchasebrothers.com goes to a suspended account page. Hope they get it back up soon.

DGN Staff - Mark said...

Damn, poor guys probably used up their bandwidth limit!

Anonymous said...

This is stunningly good.

What the hell could they do with MORE money?

Rene said...

All they really need now are better actors. The physical acting was serviceable, but the lines were delivered unconvincingly. Overall, a great achievement.

René
www.workingauthor.com

nathaniel said...

Awesome,

but $500, no friggin' way!

The toy guns and uniforms cost more than $500.

Assume all the computers, props, actors and costumes were found in a dumpster. And you served crappy food to your free crew.

Yeah, maybe then $500

This continuing downplaying of cost in films is really annoying.

I've made short films on shoestring budgets....

this is not $500.

But....it is AWESOME!

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the $500 included licenses for the computer programs used in the post-production? Without the piracy movement we would never have had excellent manifestations of culture on the Internet like this

Jest nas Wielu said...

Unbelievable grate, I can’t understand, where big studios spends his money, zillions of the bucks…