“Super There Will Be Blood” was one of the short films screened last Saturday at the Kill Screem Videogame Film Festival. It’s a hilarious one-minute long condensed version of Paul Thomas Anderson’s epic 2007 film There Will Be Blood, reimagined as an 8Bit nintendo game. Rooftop spoke to the filmmakers Adam & Owen of Tomfoolery Pictures about cinema, videogames and iconography and how they managed to bring this all together.
Screened on Saturday at our Kill Screen event, “8BITS” is a short film which uses iconic videogame imagery and subverts them; questioning pervasive conceptions of the place of gaming in popular culture. Before the screening we had a chance to speak to the team behind 8BITS; it turned out to be very enlightening.
A hunter and a bear were in love, but now the bear no longer loves the hunter. Bear_Untitled, Christen Bach’s animated short takes an ironic approach to heartbreak that says quite a bit about real love in just a minute of 8-bit monotone. We spoke to Christen regarding how he conceived his intriguing work, and the relevance of video game aesthetics in deeply impassioned contexts.