Jeff Dodson of industrial/IDM act Defrag, in association with Rainfall Films, has produced the soundtrack score and sound design for the company’s short movie, Metroid: The Sky Calls, based on the popular Nintendo video game series. Starring Nerdist‘s Jessica Chobot in the role of Samus Aran, directed by Sam Balcomb, and co-produced by Dodson and Jesse Soff, the short was “envisioned through the lens of ’60-’70s science fiction cinema such as 2001, Alien, and Solaris.” In addition, the creators state, “Instead of a modern approach, a style was developed more in tune with the themes that inspired the first Metroid game in 1986: isolation, exploration, and the wonders of deep space.” Motion capture and stuntwork was performed by America Young, whose credits include Halo 5 and Monster High.
Metroid: The Sky Calls was voted on by fans as part of Rainfall’s “Fantasy Filmmaking” project, which had previously resulted in viral trailers for Wonder Woman and the IGN April Fools Legend of Zelda. Dodson’s score, produced under his Runsilent moniker/company, has also been made available via the artist’s SoundCloud.
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