Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Check This... Quentin Tarantino's 'My Best Friend's Birthday'

'
My Best Friend's Birthday' is a black and white amateur film written by Craig Hamann and Quentin Tarantino and directed by Quentin Tarantino, while he was working at the now shuttered Video Archives in Manhattan Beach, California.

The project started in 1984, when Hamann wrote a short 30-40 page script about a young man who continually tries to do something nice for his friend's birthday, only to have his efforts backfire.

Tarantino became attached to the project as co-writer and director, and he and Hamann expanded the short script into an 80 page script. On an estimated budget of $5,000, they shot the film on 16mm over the course of the next four years. Hamann and Tarantino starred in the film, along with several video store and acting class buddies.

The original cut was about 70 minutes long but due to a fire only 36 minutes of the film survived.


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Saturday, June 6, 2015

Check This... The Saga Of Biorn

On this Check This... is the animated short film 'The Saga Of Biorn' from The Animation Workshop.

Biôrn, an old Viking, is determined to reach Valhalla, the warrior's afterlife full of excessive drinking and debauchery. To gain entry he has to die honorably in battle, but he discovers that the right death isn't so easy.

Credits:
A film by: Benjamin J. Kousholt, Daniel D. Christensen, Mads Lundgaard Christensen, Jesper A. Jensen, Jonas K. Doctor, Steffen Lyhne, Pernille Ørum-Nielsen, Frederik Bjerre-Poulsen, Jonas Georgakakis.




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Friday, May 22, 2015

'Mortal Kombat: Legacy' Every Episode


Warner Bros. Digital Distribution and Machinima.com have debuted the first episode of director Kevin Tancharoen's "Mortal Kombat: Legacy" live action digital series online.

Starring Jeri Ryan ("Star Trek: Voyager") as Sonya Blade, Michael Jai White (The Dark Knight) as Major Jackson 'Jax' Briggs and Darren Shahlavi (300) as Kano, this series will take gamers deep into the history of the warriors they know and love.

Written by Kevin Tancharoen , Aaron Helbing and Todd Helbing, "Mortal Kombat: Legacy" is an anthology of nine live action shorts, and brings to life the motivation behind each character's participation in the Mortal Kombat tournament. Each episode will provide never-before-revealed insights into characters featured in the upcoming videogame as well as the game's universe.

Episode 1


Series Trailer


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