New Half Life Series, Escape From City 17, Filmed For $500!Feb 15th, 2009 | By James Lewin | Category: Internet TV, Video
The Escape From City 17 short film series is 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.
If the $500 figure is close to true, Escape From City 17 represents a big leap forward in guerilla filmmaking, and means that we’re going to see an explosion longer-form indie content.
Note: the embed above is NSFW and includes graphic violence.
- 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’