Watch: 'Archangel' - Proof of Concept Short on the Origin of Michael

June 13, 2016
Source: Vimeo

Archangel Short Film

"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?

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It will end up like Legion, that is a big mess.

tarek on Jun 13, 2016


I like angels better when they are just flying about in the nude, not dressed in medieval armour. I could see this doing well in the US and other places that are still into middle eastern sky gods.

Carpola on Jun 13, 2016


A+ for effort. Even knowing it's a proof of concept...it wasn't my cup of tea. Visually, it looked pretty good for a little budget short film, but the overall story and whole scope of it seemed thin. I wasn't craving more... But congrats on making something tangible! More than most can say! I hope it does well for them...

RAW_D on Jun 13, 2016



DAVIDPD on Jun 13, 2016


I would love to see the work these internet trolls can create. People can be so cruel. I love it and it sounds like you worked hard on it. Great job and best of luck!

AnotherFilmmaker on Jun 14, 2016

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