Watch This: Homemade 'Matrix' Fan Film 'Trickster' with a Sentinel
Yes! Time to jump back into The Matrix with a fantastic fan-film made in Colombia by filmmaker Felix Joleanes titled Trickster. The short stars Brigitte Hernández and a sentinel, which was the idea behind the project. Joleanes wanted to test his skills in visual effects, so he was challenged to create a video with a 3D Sentinel model he built on his own. This short is the result of that suggestion, and it's actually kind of awesome, I must admit. Even though the Sentinel isn't always spot on, the action and suspense is there, and it's just a perfect little throwback to one of my favorite sci-fi films that I'm happy to be reminded of any day.
Here's the Trickster fan-film to watch in full, embedded directly from Felix Joleanes' Vimeo page:
Thanks to SlashFilm for the tip. Trickster is a live-action short based on the Wachowskis' The Matrix, it's a "fan-made film to see how far we can go with our skills in Film making and Visual effects," says director Felix Joleanes. From Vimeo: "The project was born in 2013 when Antonio, a friend of mine, suggested to make a video with a Sentinel 3D model that i made some time ago for fun. I was hooked since the beginning with the idea, [sic] i wrote a small synopsis and then a 3 page script, the project started to grow more than i expected. At the beginning we only thought of making a small visual effects integration video and then we ended up with a 3 minute live action short film." The music was composed by Alejandro Ramírez - his blog.
This project was made in Colombia, and it was shot near Bogotá using a GH3 Camera and some Rokinon Lenses. Joleanes has also been posting to a production blog. You can also watch the original 3D Sentinel animation test video from last year. For more on Trickster visit Vimeo or the film's site. Did you enjoy it?