Watch This: Live-Action Donkey Kong in Real Life Short Film by Banks

April 26, 2016
Source: YouTube

Donkey Kong in Real Life Short Film

"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.

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Reader Feedback - 5 Comments


That's not FS material, AT ALL!

ragethorn on Apr 26, 2016


Banks? Seriously? With a graffiti style too? C'mon man.

Carpola on Apr 26, 2016


This kid the new FreddieW? I hope so. I miss their quirky video game-themed shorts.

DAVIDPD on Apr 26, 2016


Kind of full of itself but, still, wish I'd thought of it.

Jonathan on Apr 27, 2016


Looks like Freddy Mercury in a Mario outfit

Christopher Philip Cinquegrano on Apr 27, 2016

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