Must Watch: Thought-Provoking 'Flying Man' Superhero Short Film
by Alex Billington
July 15, 2013
"He is reckless and violent." Perfectly timed to kick off the week of Comic-Con is a short film that's trying to reinvent, or maybe rethink, the superhero genre yet again. It's called The Flying Man, directed, produced & edited by Marcus Alqueres (@marcusalqueres), and tells of a darker superhuman origin story from the angle of the general population. The film has an excellent opening with news reports about "Flying Man", however the conversations in the middle get a bit boring, though it all makes sense by the end and that final shot is fantastic. This stellar short poses a couple of thought-provoking darker questions about superheroes.
From Vimeo: A new superhero is coming, only this time it's on his terms. Will he still be considered a hero?
The Flying Man short film was directed, produced, financed and edited by Brazilian-born filmmaker Marcus Alqueres, now based out of Canada who works on VFX for a living. The sound and score is by Roger Lima. Written by Henry Grazinoli and Marcus Alqueres, cinematography by Anthony Scott Burns and VFX by João Sita & Marcus Alqueres. The cast includes Nick Smyth as Mike, Rick Cordeiro as Rob and the voice of Justin T. Lee. For more info on The Flying Man, visit Marcus Alqueres' website or their Facebook page. Thoughts?
Reader Feedback - 19 Comments
Wow. Better than expected. Thanks AB!
DAVIDPD on Jul 15, 2013
not bad will it be a net or tv series?
MARZ76 on Jul 15, 2013
Love the beginning and the ending. Director has talent!
Alex Williams on Jul 15, 2013
That was epic!
Deepak T on Jul 15, 2013
Fidel Reyes on Jul 15, 2013
Poor man's Neill Blomkamp. The direction falls apart as soon as the actors get involved. CG is OK but in this day and age it's hardly groundbreaking for the indie scene.
Guest on Jul 15, 2013
Very cool short
Linkfx on Jul 15, 2013
AGAIN and AGAIN.. vfx artists turning in super shorts. Hollywood you should know where to look by now!
nathan on Jul 15, 2013
Agree, at directors who can compose shots and lead actors, not just VFX
ff on Jul 15, 2013
Can someone please explain the ending to me? I don't really get it. Why did he come back for him? Did he not kill him on purpose? I feel like he did lol.. so why come back? Thx all...
Dvt on Jul 15, 2013
He didn't come back for him (to kill him) he was sending a message that he deliberately saved him. The flying man did this because the survivor had doubts about committing crime and wanted out.
Ryan on Jul 16, 2013
The Dark Hancock Rises
K1ng on Jul 16, 2013
hell ya! this is the same kind of thing i wish to get into!
croniccris on Jul 16, 2013
Cool short! Also, a Bradley Cooper doppelganger!
PauloGabrielAntunes on Jul 16, 2013
"All of the experts who are analyzing these images say this is, quote, "an extraordinary event"". THANK YOU EXPERTS!
Paul K. on Jul 16, 2013
WOW! It totally dawned on me how the nature and theme of this short movie is released right after the Zimmerman verdict...hmmmmmm
ragedaddy72 on Jul 16, 2013
This is not an "origin story", wake up
Lars on Jul 16, 2013
that 9 minutes is better then most of the feature films I've seen this year
Duncan_J on Jul 19, 2013
nice thanks for sharing it.
Movie Making on Nov 7, 2013
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