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This seven minute short film was made to demonstrate a prototype game engine on PS3 hardware. I was more intrigued by the riveting sci-fi story. Really made me want to know what happened next! 

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“The greatest story commandment is: Make me care.”

Here is a great TED Talk [19:16 min] of Andrew Stanton talking about storytelling. Some great quotes/tips in this one. In case you’re wondering, “Who is this guy?” his TED profile has this to say:

“Andrew Stanton wrote the first film produced entirely on a computer, Toy Story. But what made that film a classic wasn’t the history-making graphic technology — it’s the story, the heart, the characters that children around the world instantly accepted into their own lives. Stanton wrote all three Toy Story movies at Pixar Animation Studios, where he was hired in 1990 as the second animator on staff. He has two Oscars, as the writer-director of Finding Nemo and WALL-E. And as Edgar Rice Burroughs nerds, we’re breathlessly awaiting the March opening of his fantasy-adventure movie John Carter.”

(Side note: Although I haven’t seen John Carter yet, my favorite work of his is WALL·E.)

Update: Another blogger (John Zimmer) had done the wonderful task of typing out the key points from this talk. I have taken the hardwork of this man and transplanted it on this post (Only because I stumbled upon it before I could do it myself :P): 

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Last night, I watched the movie called Newlyweds that was written and directed by Edward Burns. The movie was made with a budget of $9000 and distributed through non-traditional means.

So why am I writing about this? Because Ed Burns has demonstrated a nice way to make a micro-budget movie and get it shown to people. It’s both a model and an inspiration for aspiring indie filmmakers.

His hero is Woody Allen, hence the Hannah and Her Sisters-esque poster design.

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