Friday, August 24, 2012

Fantastic Short Film Friday - Pac-Man: The Movie (live-action)

And we are back with another installment in our Fantastic Short Film Friday series, as we continue to showcase films released in the "lesser" known form of cinema- the short film.

It's time for another amazing short film for all you short film lovers out there. I grew up in the generation of the gamer, the kids who grew up with Nintendo, Sega Genesis, SNES, Neo-Geo and everything in between. As an adult I  don't have the same time as I used to, so playing video games has taken a back seat to the many other geeky things I do with my life. However, I have a fondness for old games (one's that I'm still not very good at), and we all know what the godfather of the tabeltop video gaming is right? It's the yellow glowing ball himself, Pac-Man. Now sit back, relax, ride the nostalgia and get ready to have your mind blown. Here is the 6-minute short Pac-Man: The Movie from filmmaker James Farr.

Here's the synopsis:

A fan film being promoted as the "greatest film never made", this one takes Pac-Man to the real, updated and computerized modern world in an amazing action adventure and what the ramifications of a Pac-Man can mean.

This is from the talented production team, Steelhouse Productions, and being a fan-film, I was blown away by the production values. I would pay good money to see this film and feel that this character would be perfectly suited for the silver screen, unlike many video game adapted movies (of course as long as Uwe Boll is not attached to direct). You feel like you're in the game, playing the game, as you're watching this short - as you feel the rush of the air against your face like riding an insane adrenaline pumping roller-coaster.

Check this out if you want to see something you didn't know you wanted made, but now want it more then ever. Check this out if you want to see what passion for something so simple can bring to a project. Enjoy this weeks dose of short film goodness with, Pac-Man: The Movie.

PAC-MAN The Movie (The Fan Film) from Steelehouse Productions on Vimeo.

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