Escape from City 17 Video Quite Impressive

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If you haven’t browsed the internet for a few days and haven’t logged into Steam, you might have missed a great new Half-Life based movie by the Purchase Brothers titled "Escape from City 17". The video made the front page of digg and was also featured in Steam’s news alert service. At this point, only the first episode of several have been released, and it features some impressive CG work. Someone uploaded an HD version to FileDropper, which is worth the 85MB download. Otherwise, check the YouTube embedded video below.

"The Escape From City 17 short film series is an adaptation based on the Half Life computer game saga by Valve Corporation. Originally envisioned as a project to test out numerous post production techniques, as well as a spec commercial, it ballooned into a multi part series. Filmed guerilla style with no money, no time, no crew, no script, the first two episodes were made from beginning to end on a budget of $500.

Additional Notes:

Valve flew the team out to Seattle last year, and the brothers have been in communication with them since.

David and Ian Purchase are commercial directors represented by Sons and Daughters in Toronto. They are working on an unannounced feature film. Not HL related.

They have been huge fans of HL since the days of "ivan the space biker’"



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