Also launched over the weekend: The live-action Half-Life fan-film Beyond Black Mesa. It’s taken two years for this bunch of friends and their Canon HV20 to get the film to a “finished” point (with a budget of just $1,200!), and it’s looking pretty darn amazing.
Inspired by the Half-Life Video Game series, this is an action packed short film centering around Adrian Shephard and a band of resistance fighters struggling to get out a warning about the impending invasion.
The crew behind the film have already taken BBM to the Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival and last year’s Action on Film Festival (where it won Best Science Fiction), and are mumbling something about a limited-edition collector’s DVD, too.
Stay tuned – the implication is that if we like Beyond Black Mesa enough, there may be more where that came from.