Project London takes place in Seattle, Washington sometime after Nalardians take refuge on Earth after their home world is destroyed. It centers on Nebraska Higgins, a mechanic for Joint Command, which is an amalgamation of the Earth and Nalardian police and military forces.
Nebraska is living a rather unassuming life until it’s flipped upside down when Joint Command murders his father, a hero known for his exo-suit. Shortly after being arrested by Joint Command a small resistance group known as the London Underground, come to his aide and help him escape. After his escape, Nebraska learns about his father’s secret identity as well as the special powers he has inherited from him. When he finds out that Joint Command has resurrected the experiments that destroyed the Nalardian home world, Nebraska joins the London Underground to avenge his father’s death and save the planet.
This isn’t your every day, run-of-the-mill Sci-Fi adventure flick, though. Project London is chockfull of CGI and mind-blowing visual effects all created using an open source 3D program (Blender) on virtually no budget by a slew of around 250 worldwide volunteers over the interwebs. Led by the Triumvirate – Nathan McCoy, Ian Hubert and Phil McCoy – the cast and crew of Project London have joined forces in their own show of resistance against “the gilded gates of Hollywood.”
They have proven that with a little innovation, a lot of hard work, a touch of creativity and some really great software it is possible to create a Hollywood caliber movie without a Hollywood caliber budget.
Check out the following clips to get a glimpse of what’s to come:
Here is Project London’s official trailer:
Here is a teaser featuring “Multiply” performed by Half Acre Day:
And another teaser with some Half Acre Day music:
When I first saw these clips I couldn’t help but think the acting could use some work. If you’re anything like me, you no doubt thought the same thing. But as a graphic artist, I have worked hours to create images and animations, so it’s hard not to appreciate the level of work so many people have put into Project London to make it what it is…even if the acting isn’t the best, the CGI more than makes up for it.
The post-production has met with a few snags, so they have yet to present the final results. Until then show your support for all the hard work these people have done and keep yourself up-to-date on their progress!
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