Must Watch: Dan Trachtenberg's Awesome Portal-Inspired Short Film
Holy crap Portal: The Movie?! Close, so very close, but it's only a short. Debuted on YouTube (via a tip by SlashFilm) today is a short film directed by Dan Trachtenberg (also of the Totally Rad Show, who last directed this short, too) titled simply Portal: No Escape, and yes indeed it features the badass Portal gun from Valve's beloved games in live-action. And it's awesome. The short stars actress Danielle Rayne. I actually caught this 7-minute film at Comic-Con, as he surprised everyone with the premiere of it during their live TRS panel. It's pretty damn cool, I highly suggest watching it (full screen if you can), check it out.
Watch the Portal: No Escape short, directed by Dan Trachtenberg, from YouTube:
The short was directed by film-fan-turned-filmmaker Dan Trachtenberg, who said on Twitter about the release of the film, "1.5 years in the making, it is finally out. Looking forward to hearing what you think!" with the hastag #PortalMovie. Could it be possible? Maybe if this short gets enough views, Hollywood will take notice! The score you hear in it is by Mike Zarin, best known as the composer of the music in the first Inception trailer (see here). If you want to read some more facts about who's behind this, head to SlashFilm. I just think this is was an awesome short, well conceived, well-made, great effects for I'm sure a very low budget, I wish we could see more from this world. Maybe there's some hope for a Portal movie! Thoughts?