Archetype - A Zero Dollar Budget Short Film...$0!

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 5 years ago in Entertainment

RL7 is an 8ft tall combat robot on the run after malfunctioning. Hollywood give this man some money & make this a movie!
There are 32 comments:
Male 526
as cool as this looks. this is just a rip off of robocop, in almost every sense of the word.
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Male 209
He`s mainly done special effects but he`s branching out a bit. He even co-produced insidious so he`s hardly unknown.

That being said, he`s a link to the short`s IMDB http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1956429/ and if you look below there`s an estimation that it cost 25k to make.
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Male 1,810
That was fan-drating-tastic !! Easily a three-movie story arc possible, and people would line up for you to take their money, mountains of money !!
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Male 2,229
This HAS got to made into a Movie!

Hollywood is currently in a creativity drought, and this so original. They NEED this.
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Male 1,582
Shut the drat up @[email protected] I would pay full price to see this in theaters in a heartbeat.
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Male 516
... Unfortunately, if it does get picked up by a studio, they will probably peel away everything that could have been good about this movie and leave us with crap.
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Male 15,261
It was just getting good.
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Male 2,552
Want! Want! A big fat, quivering-with-excitement want!
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Female 8,043
Here`s what the OP Aaron Sims states on the YouTube description:
Update 1:
Thanks for all the positive feedback everyone! This has been a labor of love on a budget of $0 with personal expense on my part and no funding. It makes it all worth while when we see other poeple responding to it. Thank you! - Aaron Sims


Update 2:
I want to thank all of you for the support and positive feedback I`ve received about my short film "Archetype".

This project was a labor of love, and so many talented, hard-working people helped in making it come to life. "Archetype" would not have been possible without all the talented individuals who contributed their time and skill, and I thank them - each and every one.

Please tell everyone you know to watch the short; the more people and positive responses we receive (and even likes on the YouTube page that we get) make a difference. With your help, we can hopefully get the feature version made - so
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Male 3,842
Take a look at the hollywood credits of film artist Aaron Sims.

His iMDb page

Aaron Sims is an extremely experienced big budget filmmaker. He is a well known professional.
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Male 1,920
According to this it appears that this is part of a class that was taught in part by Aaron Sims. Look for Archetype in the boxes:
Master of Classes

According to this, it will also be made into a full length movie:
...ology

from the link above:
"Sims is now looking into a feature-length adaptation of the story, roughly based on the short film but with added `fun surprises and depth.` I`d completely see this in theaters and congratulate Sims on his achievement."
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Male 2,422
Only 5 minutes long and still better than Avatar.
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Male 1,135
I felt like I was watching District 9

So awesome
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Male 1,920
"but $0 budget? come on! there are sets and actors and time spent editing and designing. Someone spent money on this, even if no one got paid..."(also to other similar comments)

Everything in this could have been done with open source software such as Blender, or a free open source multimedia distro like Dyne Bolic.

This also may have been a school project that is intended to be part of a portfolio.

As for the number of sets, just how many are there?
Before you answer see this video:
Boardwalk Empire effects
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Male 89
For those saying "Give this guy money hollywood!" This man has already made movies for Hollywood. Specifically: Transformers 3, Spider man and Rise of the Planet of the Apes. His name is Aaron Sims. Saying it cost "$0" is meaningless, because Mr. Sims funded the project. It`s just a meaningless marketing phrase.
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Male 6,737
That looks better than some proper films I`ve seen to be honest.
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Male 5,013
I`m really skeptical of the 0$ budget. That was a huge staff in the credits. And it had three producers. But maybe they all gave their time for a slice of future profits.
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Male 151
must be good friends with bill gates. amirightamiright????
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Male 768
This could be a pretty epic game, too.
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Female 170
If they made a movie out of this, and it stayed on the same line as this, I`d watch it
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Male 25,416
i dont think for a second it cost 0$ unless he was using someone elses internet access and pirated the software to do this and secretely recorded the audio without people knowing and was connected to someone elses power supply. Only in this case did it not cost him anything to make this
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Female 2,927
this looks really good.
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Male 10,338
This probably cost him a bit to make. $0 budget is misleading.
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Male 3,445
Hmm...Joe Haldeman`s "Forever Peace" comes to mind here.

And "zero-dollar" is really just a filmmaking term. It doesn`t necessarily mean no money was spent. It`s used more for marketing purposes. In other words, you tell people "we made this for nothing" or "this was a million dollar film," etc. It basically means no outside financing.
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Male 2,216
Give the guy a few million and keep Michael Bay the hell away from it...this could be AWESOME!
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Male 4,239
a bit like robo cop
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Male 953
"Hollywood give this man some money & make this a movie!"

Didn`t they all ready do this in the 80`s?

Short Circuit ring a bell? Johnny 5? Come on now....
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Male 406
I want to see this finished!
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Male 1,312
Kind of reminded me of Skyline. This story could actually be good though.
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Male 203
Wicked cool! and I would totally watch this movie...

but $0 budget? come on! there are sets and actors and time spent editing and designing. Someone spent money on this, even if no one got paid...
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Male 1,803
OK, that IS impressive.
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Female 8,043
Link: Archetype - A Zero Dollar Budget Short Film...$0! [Rate Link] - RL7 is an 8ft tall combat robot on the run after malfunctioning. Hollywood give this man some money & make this a movie!
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