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Watch: Impressive POV Short Film Sequel 'Insane Office Escape 2'

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March 19, 2013
Source: SlashFilm

Insane Office Escape 2

About a year and a half ago, there was a very cool short film called Insane Office Escape that eluded our attention for one reason or another. Directed by Ilya Naishuller, it was basically a three-minute action short shot with a first-person POV style. It was a very intricately conceived and meticulously crafted piece of work which also acted as a music video for the band Biting Elbows. Now the director is back with a second music video for the band's song Bad Motherfucker, but the short could also simply be called Insane Office Escape 2, and it certainly ups the ante with the action, and begs for Hollywood to pay attention. Watch it!

Here's lya Naishuller's short film Insane Office Escape 2, found via SlashFilm on Vimeo:

This is a far more impressive version of what Doom tried to do with the video game first-person shooter style, but failed spectacularly. Director Marc Webb used the first-person trick sparingly in The Amazing Spider-Man, and I wish he would have done more, especially with the 3D effects. Maybe Hollywood should get wise to this style and put some of the regular found footage movies on the backburner or retool them to be shot like this. The same issues will exist for viewers who get motion sickness, but this would at least be something new and interesting on the big screen. Would you watch a movie in this POV style?

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Reader Feedback - 16 Comments

1

This is some amazing work! Best than most of the shorts you post. Ironically the worst part is the song choice

Ricardo_PT on Mar 19, 2013

2

Incredible!!!

JediBilly on Mar 19, 2013

3

That. was. awesome. Props to the athleticism of that POV guy, some of those continuous shots looked friggin grueling.

Cody W on Mar 19, 2013

4

POV styles like this would fit great in a scene from a MI or Bourne movie, MAKE IT HAPPEN HOLLYWOOD!

Cody W on Mar 19, 2013

5

Once Google Glass gets released we'll be seeing a huge surge of POV films.

Matt Peloquin on Mar 19, 2013

6

That was the sickest fucking thing I've ever seen

MKultra on Mar 19, 2013

7

"This is a far more impressive version of what Doom tried to do with the video game first-person shooter style, but failed spectacularly" Wait. What? Arguably one of the most influential and successful video game franchises in history somehow "failed spectacularly"? You're going to have to explain yourself on that one.

TrainsAreStupid on Mar 19, 2013

8

Uhhh, he means the adaptation movie Doom with The Rock...which yes failed very spectacularly.

Cody W on Mar 19, 2013

9

Pretty sure he was talking about the film adaptation, not the video game.

JP on Mar 19, 2013

10

God Vimeo sucks...

GIGERBRICK on Mar 19, 2013

11

"Crank" POV movie now please.

Steve on Mar 20, 2013

12

Works as a short - wouldn't pay to see 90 minutes of this - don't encourage Hollywood!!

nha on Mar 20, 2013

13

O of course not, but a quick get away scene in any spy flick on a big budget would be amazing.

Cody W on Mar 20, 2013

14

whos the girl on the left ??

SUave on Mar 21, 2013

15

Its cool but you cant make a movie around a person you cant see.

Jimmy Love on Mar 21, 2013

16

They already made a pretty cool POV style film called Enter the Void.

Abel Villa on Mar 21, 2013

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