Must Watch: Thought-Provoking 'Flying Man' Superhero Short Film

July 15, 2013

Flying Man Short Film

"He is reckless and violent." Perfectly timed to kick off the week of Comic-Con is a short film that's trying to reinvent, or maybe rethink, the superhero genre yet again. It's called The Flying Man, directed, produced & edited by Marcus Alqueres (@marcusalqueres), and tells of a darker superhuman origin story from the angle of the general population. The film has an excellent opening with news reports about "Flying Man", however the conversations in the middle get a bit boring, though it all makes sense by the end and that final shot is fantastic. This stellar short poses a couple of thought-provoking darker questions about superheroes.

From Vimeo: A new superhero is coming, only this time it's on his terms. Will he still be considered a hero?

The Flying Man short film was directed, produced, financed and edited by Brazilian-born filmmaker Marcus Alqueres, now based out of Canada who works on VFX for a living. The sound and score is by Roger Lima. Written by Henry Grazinoli and Marcus Alqueres, cinematography by Anthony Scott Burns and VFX by João Sita & Marcus Alqueres. The cast includes Nick Smyth as Mike, Rick Cordeiro as Rob and the voice of Justin T. Lee. For more info on The Flying Man, visit Marcus Alqueres' website or their Facebook page. Thoughts?

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    Wow. Better than expected. Thanks AB!
  • MARZ76
    not bad will it be a net or tv series?
  • Alex Williams
    Love the beginning and the ending. Director has talent!
  • Deepak T
    That was epic!
  • Fidel Reyes
    That's awesome!
  • Guest
    Poor man's Neill Blomkamp. The direction falls apart as soon as the actors get involved. CG is OK but in this day and age it's hardly groundbreaking for the indie scene.
  • Linkfx
    Very cool short
  • nathan
    AGAIN and AGAIN.. vfx artists turning in super shorts. Hollywood you should know where to look by now!
    • ff
      Agree, at directors who can compose shots and lead actors, not just VFX
  • Dvt
    Can someone please explain the ending to me? I don't really get it. Why did he come back for him? Did he not kill him on purpose? I feel like he did lol.. so why come back? Thx all...
    • Ryan
      He didn't come back for him (to kill him) he was sending a message that he deliberately saved him. The flying man did this because the survivor had doubts about committing crime and wanted out.
  • K1ng
    The Dark Hancock Rises
  • croniccris
    hell ya! this is the same kind of thing i wish to get into!
  • PauloGabrielAntunes
    Cool short! Also, a Bradley Cooper doppelganger!
  • Paul K.
    "All of the experts who are analyzing these images say this is, quote, "an extraordinary event"". THANK YOU EXPERTS!
  • ragedaddy72
    WOW! It totally dawned on me how the nature and theme of this short movie is released right after the Zimmerman verdict...hmmmmmm
  • Lars
    This is not an "origin story", wake up
  • Duncan_J
    that 9 minutes is better then most of the feature films I've seen this year
  • Movie Making
    nice thanks for sharing it.




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