When I think of short films, I usually imagine boring low-budget clips created by film students with a shaky hand – but Project: S.E.R.A definitely knocked that idea out of my head. Project: S.E.R.A is a short film like none I have seen before, the quality and effects in this 10-minute vampire flick are astounding, good enough for the big screen. Check it out for yourself below.
In Project: S.E.R.A, a young woman watches helplessly as her father, a decorated general, is tortured and killed with an experimental biological weapon. When he suddenly reanimates in a ferocious bloodthirsty state, she must use the combat skills he taught her to escape both her captors and the creature he has become.
Written and Directed by Benjamin Howdeshell, Project: S.E.R.A. stars Julia Voth (Jill Valentine from The Resident Evil Video Games , Bitch Slap), Victor Webster (Scorpion King III, Mutant X), and Dennis Keiffer (stunt actor – GI Joe, Superman, Green Hornet).
Check out the short film below:
Impressive right? The special effects alone are big screen quality, but when you add in all of the other awesomeness found in this short film you’ve got a really amazing little movie. But, while I am highly impressed by the quality, I did have issues in other areas. First off, the acting was cringe-worthy in certain spots. For the most part it was ok, but it had its shady moments. My other issue was the little story there, I mean, I love the idea of a biological weapon transforming people into monsters – but, well, I loved that idea in Resident Evil (which is why it’s one of my fave franchises). It’s already been done, and done well. Project: S.E.R.A. was a LOT like Resident Evil, except in this short film the monster is drinking blood.
Overall I enjoy the short, it was well done and entertaining. Major props to the folks behind Project: S.E.R.A. for creating such a well-done film.
What did you think of Project: S.E.R.A.? Did you like it, love it or hate it?