Watch This: Live-Action Donkey Kong in Real Life Short Film by Banks
"I hav lady. U no were find me." Time for something a bit different. This short film (thanks to SlashFilm for the tip), made by an indie filmmaker known only as "Banks", is a direct adaptation of the classic Donkey Kong arcade game. Titled simply Donkey Kong Classic, it's a short live-action take on the art of climbing ladders and busting barrels to rescue a damsel in distress. It's super low budget, the VFX are okay but not great, though most importantly it's a very fun take on a classic game everyone is familiar with. This is the kind of short that up-and-coming filmmakers should go out and make just for fun, to do something unique.
Originally from YouTube. Based on the "Donkey Kong Classic" video game first released on arcade machines in 1981. To see a video breakdown on how they made this, click here. This Donkey Kong Classic short film was written, directed, produced, and edited by Banks (website), with VFX, music and cinematography by Banks. Other credits include Mustache Man played by: Banks; Lady played by: A Lady; Donkey Kong played by: Old Computer; Bowser played by: King Koopa. This video was produced independently and created as a way for Banks to continue to hone his skills as a fan who loves Donkey Kong and as a filmmaker/VFX artist.