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Bruce Lee vs. Donnie Yen in this fan’s tribute to two legends A Warrior’s Dream

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What happens when a super fan of martial arts is also a very talented VFX artist. He creates a short film pitting two Kung Fu legends in the same room. Directed by Li Jin, A Warriors Dream is a totally animated film that begs the question, who would win in a fight between Donnie Yen and Bruce Lee. I say Bruce, only because Jeet Kune Do, was a more malleable form and bends with the warrior to suit their needs, when mastered.  Listen to me sounding all Pai Mei. Truth is, I don’t know what I’m talking about.

A Warrior‘s Dream is a 3D animated short film with photorealistic visual style. The story is about a martial artist‘s combat with his imaginary opponent. The martial artist finally realized that the mightiest opponent is himself. The film ends with Bruce Lee’s calligraphy “Walk On”. Thus the director wishes Donnie Yen can walk on as a martial artist like Bruce Lee, the idol of Donnie Yen himself.

Wes Benscoter’s short Hold Your Fire takes bleak to a whole new level

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Wes Benscoter started off his career creating album covers for bands like AC/DC, Slayer and Kiss, but since then he’s reinvented himself as a film director and a damn good one at that. Hold Your Fire reminds me of a video for all the bands I just mentioned so Wes’s final stage of evolution may be complete. He’s successfully recreated his art on film, with a story of war that goes well beyond the point of madness.

Hold Your Fire has been floating around for quite some time since it’s release in 2008, but it appears to be gaining some renewed interest in the U.S.and I believe it’s because this short was just recently uploaded onto Vimeo. This may or may not have been Wes’s marketing plan, but it has a new following and for a film that was shot so long ago, it sure does look pretty current and timeless, the way a good film should look. It’s a heavy film with a strong Alan Parker (Angela’s Ashe’s, Pink Floyd the Wall)/ Terry Gilliam (12 Monkeys, Time Bandits) vibe, none of which is a bad thing. Enjoy!

A ghostly soldier comes face to face with the grim reality of his war-torn existence on the battlefield and beyond in this award-winning short film directed by iconic heavy metal and horror artist Wes Benscoter.

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HOLD YOUR FIRE from Wes Benscoter on Vimeo.

Animated short “How to train your Robot” does in two minutes what “Real Steel” couldn’t do in an hour

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This is an exquisitely crafted short by the Platige Academy that demonstrates, first hand, what simple story telling is about. It’s starts with a well thought out idea and solid concept, then you find those whose vision fits the one your trying to create and then hope to God you guys get along and luckily for them they did or didn’t…who knows? What I know is that this is one solid short with one hell of a pay off. Your gonna love this!

Quick shout out to Geek Tyrant for posting this.

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HOW TO TRAIN YOUR ROBOT from Platige Image on Vimeo.

Short film ABE is creepy and fascinating

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Remember when Commander Data got that emotion chip in Star Trek: The Next Generation? Well imagine if Data got that chip, but it was crafted by Dexter voila you have this homicidal robot Abe. Oh, he just wants to be loved, but when it’s not reciprocated, he’ll will fix you, he’ll fix you dead. Abe is the brainchild of Writer/Director – Rob McLellan and stars Sam Hoare and Claire Huskisson

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What started as a short film entry ‘Love… and all that’ into the Colchester 48 Hour Film Challenge (watch here) and evolved into an idea for a live action film. The short film is just the beginning of, what will evolve into, a much larger project. ABE was produced by Zero-G Productions, written/directed by McLellan, with a story by McLellan and Sven Hornsey.

Surprisingly it’s not over the top, but what they lack in blood and guts, they more than made up for in patience and dialogue. They kind of savored the moment, like any serial killer would do. Despite what you know is about to happen, you still want to hear Abe’s story and it actually makes sense. Well, makes sense for someone whose insane. It’s going to be real interesting seeing where this goes.

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ABE from Rob McLellan on Vimeo.

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Wanna see the true inspiration for KISS’S 1976 hit BETH

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As much as I would like to laugh at this, some of it has got to ring true. Maybe not for the song’s fictitious Beth, but for some unfortunate female who had the shit luck of falling in love with one of the members of KISS. The look and cinematography is impeccable, so despite the few laughs this short will receive it get’s high marks on the Boogie Nights meter as being one of those gems that captures the era pretty damn well. Enjoy!

You know a song is a classic when it gets parodied. The legendary KISS ballad, “Beth” is no exception. This short film, directed by Brian Billow, chronicles the completely fictitious story of the song’s inspiration. The Peter Criss character’s dialogue stays true to the song’s lyrics

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BETH from anonymous content on Vimeo.

Must Watch the strange and insane Apocalypse trailer directed by Andrew Zuchero

Science fiction short R’ha pits aliens against robots and the result is absolutely beautiful!

Alan Moore tackles script writing for the first time in Act of Faith

Red Band trailer for The ABC’s of Death is some sick and twisted fun

Checkout this brilliantly directed short ROBBIE created with actual NASA footage

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