Watch: 'Archangel' - Proof of Concept Short on the Origin of Michael
"A lone angel has come to Earth to bear a child. A soul to combat the shadow. His name will be Michael." We've featured a couple of different shorts made by filmmaker Raphael Rogers in the past, including Immersion and Beyond. His latest work is a proof of concept short called Archangel, an attempt at telling the origin story of the archangel Michael. This is surprisingly epic and there's some solid VFX work even though it feels more like a pitch than a finished product that stands on its own, but still, not bad considering this was homemade. Cool costumes. Starring Blair Bomar, Bryan McGowan & Alexander Ward. Take a look.
Description from Vimeo: "This is my proof of concept for the origin story of Michael, the great archangel once born to earth, who grew to lead an army against the almighty deceiver Lucifer and his rebel legions." Archangel is directed by Raphael Rogers, who writes in the description that this was made "with the help of friends and family. It was a lot of work with very little budget." It was filmed mostly on Sony a7s cameras, and the battle scenes were shot on a Red Epic. "This project took over a year and a half in post, between jobs and trips. So many late nights." For more from Raphael, visit Vimeo. For more shorts, click here. Thoughts?