Must Watch: Thought-Provoking 'Flying Man' Superhero Short Film
by Alex Billington
July 15, 2013
"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.
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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?