Matrix fan film Kaydara trailer
Fan films aren't really anything new, taking an idea from an existing film and creating your own story around or through it happens quite a lot, but not with films like Matrix, films packed full of high end special effects, a lead actor you could never afford, and a budget out of this world.
That's what Kaydara has done though. They've created a Matrix story that weaves around and through the events of the three Matrix films and delivered their own fifty-five minute feature.
I have to admit surprise at the trailer, while there are moments it's let down, a few of the scenes of dialogue drop the expectation levels a little, but that expectation is lifted by the effects sequences and the look and the style captured from the original film, created anew and I think in places, captured from what could well be the videogame.
It certainly looks good in this short trailer, but there's no real understanding of the story. Together with the blurb you do get an idea of what the story is about, but the trailer alone offers little.
Here's the blurb that comes from the Kaydara site through the excellent Quiet Earth:
Kaydara, a bounty hunter who is living separately from the Human Resistance Group, does not believe in the prophecy of 'the One.' He sees this so-called saviour as a threat to the awakening of Man's self-awareness and considers him an enemy. If their paths cross, Kaydara will not hesitate to confront him.
Here's a second blurb for Kaydara to get you more of the story:
This story takes place in the universe of the Wachowski brothers' film 'The Matrix'. Kaydara, a bounty hunter who is living separately from the Human Resistance Group, does not believe in the prophecy of the 'chosen one' . He thinks this 'saviour' is a threat to the awakening of Man's self-awareness. He considers the 'chosen one' as his enemy and if they cross paths, will not hesitate to confront him.
Here's the trailer:
While I was watching it I came across another trailer for the film. You do have to wait for the main feature to start as the team introduce themselves from the first film they did:
Then there's a making of featurette to go along with the two trailers that shows how one scene was put together, component by component, it's rather fascinating watching:
So that's Kaydara for you, and the really good news is that come May this year you'll be able to see it online over at the official site. I'm rather keen to see it, what about you?