Metroid: The Skyfall Live-Action Short Film Now Available to Watch
Metroid is a franchise known for its very devout hardcore fan-base, it features Samus Aran, an intergalactic bounty hunter character that some say, inspired Halo’s Master Chief design, but enough conspiracy theories for now. As of today, Rainfall Films just released a non-profit short film based on the beloved Metroid franchise.
Featuring the direction of Sam Balcomb, the acting of IGN’s nerdist Jessica Chobot and the motion capture and stunt work of America Young, this new 12 minute short film tells the story of Samus Aran as she explores alien signals picked up in deep space.
The short movie can be watched below:
“Instead of using a modern approach, director Balcomb chose to incorporate a style more in tune with the types of films that inspired the first Metroid game in 1986 (which named one of its creatures after Ridley Scott), favoring exploration and isolation over action spectacle. Techniques including VHS transfers and custom scanned 16mm film stock were implemented to give the short its retro look. Composer Dodson’s original score pays homage to composers Jerry Goldsmith and James Horner, while the sound design was specifically tailored to evoke both sci-fi classics and the video game’s iconic universe.”
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