Posts Tagged ‘The Purchase Brothers’

Escape From City 17

February 15, 2009

The following video is directed by David and Ian Purchase, aka. The Purchase Brothers. The Purchase Brothers are based out of the Sons and Daughters production company in Toronto. I’ve never been that huge of a Half Life fan, having never played any of the games myself.  I have however witnessed them played through multiple times by friends of mine and so I know the story and can appreciate this fan video.

“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.”


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more about “Escape From City 17 – Part One“, posted with vodpod

500 Bucks!  Are you kidding me!?  Am I the only person that thinks this looks pretty damn good for that little amount of cash?  Good god, if Valve doesn’t help push for these guys to turn this into a feature length film they are nuts.  For now though we’ll all just have to sit and wait for Escape From City 17 – Part Two….