Arms Race in Australia

The Adelaide Fringe Festival was held at the start of March, purported to be second largest only to the Edinburgh Fringe, and Arms Race found its way to the Steampunk Spectacular, a weekend of wonderful props, costumes and steam-driven frivolity. All three nights sold out and themed movies were shown on a special STEAMPUNK MOVIE CONTRAPTION, including Arms Race which was apparently very well received.

Unfortunately none of us could be there, due to being inconveniently located in the UK (and while writer and actor Chris Burdett was coincidentally in the right country at the time, apparently Australia is quite big and he was on the wrong end), but it sounds like a great event. If you’d like to know more check out the Steampunk Spectacular website.

If anybody else would like to show Arms Race, give us a shout.

In other news…you haven’t heard the last of Arms Race.

Arms Race at SFX Weekender

This weekend Arms Race is heading to the SFX Weekender. Director Nigel Clegg, writer-actor Chris Burdett (Private Higson) and actor Wayne Bolt (Mech Pilot) will be attending the convention, so do keep an eye out for them and say hello – they’ll be the ones wearing It’s A Trap! t-shirts/hoodies.

In case you’re new to the Arms Race short film we thought this was a good time to have a recap of all the exciting stuff we’ve posted, starting with…

THE SHORT FILM ITSELF

VFX COMMENTARY

The poster campaign

An interview with director Nigel Clegg

A closer look at the props

Post-production diary

Shooting diary

Praise for Arms Race

Arms Race was released this week and has prompted some excellent people to write some lovely words. Here’s what people are saying about the short film, in no particular order:

“One of the craziest shorts I’ve ever seen! Well done, that was really, really well shot and edited. Zulu meets Metropolis via Dad’s Army…or something. Anyhow, congratulations!”

“Brilliant…. very Terry Gilliam.”

“Finally! I’ve been waiting ages for this and I’ve got to say I’m not disappointed! This short film was amazing – I’ve never come across steam punk before but I think it’s a brilliant idea.”

“Bloomin´╗┐ mental! In a completely positive way. Well done guys!”

“I’m planning on shooting a steampunk-style Jane Austen parody early next year, and the costumes and props here really gave me some inspiration. Excellent!”

And my personal favourite:

“Skikkelig imponerende!”

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Watch Arms Race now!

At last, Arms Race is now available in glorious high definition! You have a couple of options…

Download and keep the movie in HD with 5.1 surround sound

Download the mobile version for your iPhone/Android/Tricorder

Or simply click play below…

If you like the movie please do tell your friends about it and send the links to anybody you think might be interested!

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Arms Race by Nigel Clegg is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

Arms Race premieres tonight!

This evening at the York Tavern in Norwich we’ll be premiering the Arms Race short film as part of an evening that will also involve a general knowledge and film-focused pub quiz (the reasoning being that it’s difficult to gather people together in one place and give it a sense of occasion when the film is only 4 minutes long!). Full details can be found here.

For everybody that can’t make it we’ll be putting the film up for free on YouTube the day after the premiere and we will of course link to it from here. We’ll also do our best to publish some photos and an account of the premiere evening.

Thanks to everybody for the support!