This was our very first 48 Hour Film Project. Noobs right out of the gate and we received "Most Memorable Scene" with the sumo wrestling and our actor John Rogers was one of four runner ups for Best Actor.
After we missed our deadline in 2012 due to long rendering times and biting off a little more than we could chew in special effects - we decided to go on and film a few extra scenes and add in a WHOLE LOT more special fx. This was the culmination of that effort. I a particularly proud of this film because there are a lot of first times that came out well. The gunshots, the laser shots, the explosion along the sand dunes, the radar, the 3d Model over the ocean, and also the green screen filmed model ship for the flyby done on wires/puppet style in camera. A lot of really cool effects to test out the workflow and process.
This was the original cut for the 2012 48 Hour Film Project ...we missed the deadline due to rendering times because we just bit off a little more than we were ready for that year in the special FX department.