Wednesday, 7 August 2013

My Famous Friends: The Brothers Rapture

This one is a bit of a two-fer.

Hey, y’know that video game BioShock? And BioShock 2? Yeah? Well, they’re pretty well-known. I must confess I haven’t played any of the BioShock series on account of I don’t game on the PC, and I only have ever had Nintendo console systems.

Anyhoo, BioShock is one of the most acclaimed video game series of the past 10 years. It has a rich backstory, but only a backstory that has been hinted about in the games and never actually seen.

And so a couple of young guys got together and decided to make a slice-of-life short film that takes place before the events of the series. That film was called The Brothers Rapture. It’s a deceptively simple, tragic little story of brotherhood, art, power, and creative limits.

It was directed by Shaun Rykiss and produced by Trevor Lareau. I’ve known Trevor since he was, what, four years old? Carrie & I used to babysit him.

It quickly gained much attention from geek-and-gamer-oriented websites like this Kotaku article, and it has garnered over 160,000 views since it was released back in May.

Recently Trevor and Shaun were interviewed by the “Nerd Like You” website. It’s a good read; you should check it out.

And whole you’re at it, you should probably just watch the durned movie:

Oh, and as a bonus famous friend, the interviewer over at Nerd Like You is none other than my good pal Sphinx Akashaa:

So, yeah, a little bit of a two-fer of famous friends today.

Categories: My Famous Friends, Videos.

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