As mentioned in a few recent posts, here & here, Crowd-funded and plain old independent short films are on the rise and are getting better and better. I am amazed at the rising quality of these short films, and some of the effects look better than some relatively recent big budget films, (yes I am talking about you Wolverine Origins).
State Zero will captivate your attention and will have you at the edge of your seat in no time. We can only hope this can be adapted into a feature in the near future.
In the near future, the capital of Sweden has turned into a post-apocalyptic wasteland. We join four soldiers on a routine mission in ‘Zone 3’, with the assignment to investigate an old surveillance tower that just went offline. That’s the setting in first-time director Andrée Wallin’s short film.
With Andrées direction, renowned visual concepts and designs, this short film is something extraordinary. Produced by Claire Fleming, the film was shot in London with an international cast, while all exteriors were shot in Stockholm. With incredible CGI and VFX by Bläck, this looks like an excerpt from a big budget blockbuster.
And a bonus treat, check out the VFX breakdown.