Watch: Impressive Live-Action WWII Short 'Call of Duty: Finest Hour'
"Our objective is to win the war." Yet another short film to feature, but this doesn't have any sci-fi or robots or CGI or anything like that. Call of Duty: Finest Hour, debuted in the Machinima Interactive Film Festival, is indeed inspired by the video game Call of Duty: Finest Hour (released in 2004) set during WWII. What makes this stand out is just how well-made it is, from the acting to the cinematography to the score to the overall direction and tone, this is an impressive short. For many very obvious reasons, it reminds me of Saving Private Ryan and how visceral and intense the action is in that. Check out the 4-minute film below.
A special thanks to GeekTyrant for the tip on this short, debuted on Machinima. Director Jared Pelletier returns with an ode to the original WWII releases in the Call of Duty series. Call of Duty: Finest Hour is directed by Jared Pelletier, produced by Pelletier and Erik Tallek, with original music by Daniel Ciurlizza and cinematography by Erik Tallek. Nice work on this all-around. Pelletier is an up-and-coming Canadian director, responsible for a number of short films including the WWII short In the Hearts of Men and the Machinima series Omega. For more on Pelletier and his work, visit his official site. What did you think?