Watch: Crazy POV Rooftop Zombie Parkour Short Film 'Dying Light'
by Alex Billington
January 9, 2015
Holy crap, zombies everywhere! Another fun short film to wrap up the week, this one a point-of-view (POV) film based on the upcoming zombie video game Dying Light. Directed by Scott Bass, the short follows one parkour runner as he escapes a zombie attack on rooftops (they filmed in Cambridge, England). The game is also first person, so that experience extends to this short in order to introduce gamers to a ravaged world where they'll fight off "hordes of mindless, flesh-hungry enemies". It's another solid example of how much can be done with just a camera and a good idea, since filmmaking technology is readily available. Fun times.
Thanks to SlashFilm for the tip on this kick ass film. Description from YouTube: "Inspired by the highly-anticipated action survival game, Dying Light, this Real-Life Parkour video puts you in the POV of a runner and takes you on a frantic escape from zombies through the rooftops of Cambridge, UK. We had a lot of fun making this and cant wait to play the game when it comes out at the end of the month!" Dying Light, the short film, is directed by Scott Bass, produced by Ampisound. The main runner is played by Toby Segar. For more on the game, visit its website. For more on the film, head to YouTube. Find more Short Films here.
Reader Feedback - 10 Comments
I see what you did with the picture there, haha
Enola on Jan 9, 2015
Parkour Zombies???? Totally unfair dude, next they will be able to regenerate limbs and have adamantium skulls. Cool vid though.
mooreworthy on Jan 9, 2015
Zombies that can climb AND do parkour? What the fuck?
davidshaw on Jan 9, 2015
hahahaha!!!!! I was thinking the same thing!!!
Angry Lester on Jan 10, 2015
Pretty cool. Dig the effects.
DAVIDPD on Jan 10, 2015
nice but if zombies can do all of this there would be no walking dead!
ari smulders on Jan 10, 2015
Very cool, thanks for posting.
Payne by name on Jan 10, 2015
I was asking myself why he isn't staying put on the roof tops but these are the new breed of zombies. Extreme climber zombies.
ragethorn on Jan 12, 2015
Parkour Zombies . Dang.
Vespertilio on Jan 12, 2015
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