Must See: Live-Action ‘Portal’ Short Film ‘No Escape’ From ‘Totally Rad Show’ Host Dan Trachtenberg
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A must–see new short film has come along that fans of the hit puzzle–solving game from Valve, Portal, will especially want to check out. It’s titled Portal: No Escape.

The short, directed by none other than Totally Rad Show host and Geeks of Doom friend, Dan Trachtenberg, is a live–action story set in the holding cells of Aperture Science, where a female captive (possibly Chell from the game?) is in an Oldboy sort of situation, being kept locked away for many days with no idea why. That is until she discovers a Handheld Portal Device in her cell, and, after a bit of testing, makes her break for freedom.

Even if you’ve never played the games and have just a basic idea of what Portal is, this is a film that should impress you. Hell, even if you have no clue what the game is, this is a damn fine short everyone should check out once. It very much reminded me of those fantastic live–action Halo shorts that have been made.

Check out Portal: No Escape below!

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  1. This was really well done. I love so many things about it, beginning with Dan’s directing style. I really enjoy his eye for framing the scenes.

    Comment by Dave3 — August 24, 2011 @ 2:15 pm

  2. Ha, just saw that one of the guards is played by Alex Albrecht! nice.

    Comment by Dave3 — August 24, 2011 @ 2:16 pm

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