Short Film: ArchetypePosted: January 22, 2012
I’ve been keeping an eye on this little short for a while. It got flagged up as part of my project on future film making.
Watch this film.
It’s about a combat robot that develops feelings. Or is it?
An archetype is something very typical or original that has been imitated. Bear that in mind when you watch the film. In terms of Science Fiction the concept isn’t exactly new but it is extremely well executed. I don’t think this is surprising considering he’s worked in make up and effects since 1985. Among his credits is work on Sucker Punch (visuals not story … thankfully), Incredible Hulk and The Mist. If you watch right to the end you will get to see some of his concept art for how he wants to take the story forward. According to this interview he’s interested in making a full length feature. I hope he does.
If you’re interested in the background of the film of the film then take a look at the making-of and gallery over on the official site: http://www.archetype-movie.com/