Back in May of 2014 we saw a pretty impressive fan-made trailer for a live action Akira movie titled The Akira Project.
The trailer was made by Nguyen-Anh Nguyen, who’s back with a new cyberpunk short film titled Temple. The short is a concept that was made with the hope that it will one day become a feature film.
Click on over to the other side now to read more about the short and give it a watch along with a behind the scenes video.
2045 A.D. A new genetic disease is causing humans to reject their own organs. Cybernetic enhancements are the only means to survive. One desperate man is forced to steal cybernetic implants to save an innocent life.2045 A.D. A new genetic disease is causing humans to reject their own organs. Cybernetic enhancements are the only means to survive. One desperate man is forced to steal cybernetic implants to save an innocent life.
Temple is a concept short film for a science-fiction cyberpunk thriller, helmed by the same team that produced The Akira Project, a crowd-sourced, live-action trailer based on the manga AKIRA, released in May 2014. It garnered over 3 million views online and received wide media coverage by Wired, The Creators Project, /Film, Mashable, amongst many others. The director, Nguyen-Anh Nguyen, is now developing TEMPLE as his first long form project, basing himself on everything he loves; dystopian sci-fi, cyborgs and martial arts with a touch of manga thrown in for good measure. Supported again by a talented global production crew, we recently shot a short film to be launched online in mid-2015, which will serve as a proof of concept for the financing of the feature film.
You can follow the project at its Facebook page.
ABOUT THE FILM
Temple is a concept for a feature film, produced by the same team that made The Akira Project (akira-project.com).
Starring Osric Chau & Yue Qi
Director: Nguyen-Anh Nguyen
Writers: Nguyen-Anh Nguyen, Santiago Menghini
Production Designer: Laura Nhem
Editor: Arno Faure
Visual Effects Supervisor: Santiago Menghini
Directors of Photography: Raymond Lavers & Simran Dewan
Sound design and OST: Cult Nation & Kannibalen Records
Producers: Nguyen-Anh Nguyen, Laura Nhem & AurÃ©lie Bernos de Gastold
Executive Producers: Osric Chau, Stuart Ashton, Stephan Zlotescu
Production Companies: Second Tomorrow Studios & CineGround Media (cineground.com)
Shot on Blackmagic URSA, 4K Production Camera & Pocket Cinema Camera
Color & Output on Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve