Project London is an independent, almost no-budget, feature-length, live action movie with vivid, intense, and marrow-vibrating visual effects and animations created with the open source software Blender (and other traditional software) and 250 (or so) worldwide volunteers. It’s led by The Triumvirate and set in Seattle, Washington. Check out an interview with the director: “Project London: The Most Ambitious No-Budget Effects Movie Ever”
Nebraska Higgins leads a normal, easy life in Seattle and works as a mechanic at Joint Command’s Control Tower. Joint Command is Earth’s global police and military force established as a union between old Earth governments and Nalardian refugees and powered by their technology. Nebraska plunges into a world of struggle and intrigue after Joint Command kills his father, Arizona, a hero known by his large robotic exo-suit.
Jerry, (a gas-mask wearing Nalardian), Benin Belabora, (a calm but powerful mastermind), and Xing Xing Fix, (the knitting maven of mayhem), keep Nebraska safe from the pursuing Joint Command whilst trying to recruit him to the London Underground. Meanwhile, Nebraska discovers that the experiments which destroyed the Nalardian’s home world have been resurrected, and a force unlike any the universe can imagine is about to be unleashed. Can Nebraska deal with the loss of his father as interplanetary calamities threaten to destroy the world around him? Earth’s fate depends on the potential in a young man’s heart.
Budget: $ low
Visual Effects: 774
Volunteers: 250 (and growing)
The math is staggering. The passion is infinite. The model is breakthrough.
With few resources, we have made a completely independent, science-fiction, action-adventure, live action movie with intense effects. We are doing it with the unprecedented, and impressive, help of the Blender community and its dedication to open source animation software.
We will not bow down at the gilded gates of Hollywood. We will stand and distribute our film across the wilds of the Internet with the help of websites, blogs, word of mouth, and the sheer intensity of our belief in the power of The Individual.
We will reach our brothers and sisters in this movement through grassroots efforts and old school rabble-rousing.
Without you, we will fail. Join us. Together, we will start a revolution.
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Copywriter: Charla Grenz Solheim
Photography: Marc Studer
Arizona Graphic: Ian Hubert