Sunday, January 5, 2014

Zelda Themed Short Film To Get Feature Length Adaptation

In late 2012, a rather thought provoking and emotional short film titled ESCAPE was released showing the truly deep connection between a young gamer and her favorite game, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. The film illustrates the power of video games and their unique ability to allow the player to escape from or deal with the often harsh realities of life. Lead actress Bella Porter gives an emotive performance that is sure to strike a chord with just about any gamer with a heart. The film has been quite successful being featured on CNET, IGN and Destructoid as well as winning an award at the Asian Film Festival of Dallas 2012. Please be warned, the film deals with difficult themes such as psychological bullying and includes some swearing and a brief scene of simulated violence.
Writer/Director Kennedy Baruch has recently announced his plans to expand ESCAPE into a feature length film which will be titled PRINCESS IN ANOTHER CASTLE. The film will be set in 1996 and focus on the main character seeking solace in classic NES games such as Zelda, TMNT II: The Arcade Game and Mother (the NES prequel to EarthBound which never saw a US release). Mother's inclusion is the result of some artistic license by the filmmaker due to the games themes which are quite relevant to the core story. Honestly, films like this are needed to illustrate the real effects of video games and why their current role as media scapegoat for violence is so grossly inaccurate. Enjoy the following announcement trailer and be sure to share ESCAPE and show your support.

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