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Halo: Landfall is a trilogy of short live-action films created in collaboration with with Bungie Studios, Neill Blomkamp, WETA Digital, and Origami Digital LLC. These films were the Halo franchise’s first foray into live-action films, followed closely by the “Museum” series of films. These Halo shorts were intended as promotional material for the then-upcoming Halo 3 game, drawing interest to its release.

Note: These videos are based off of a M-rated video game. Watch with caution.

This is the first in a trilogy of Halo short films, the second one being Halo: Combat, and the third Halo: Last One Standing.

This is the second in a trilogy of Halo short films, the first one being Halo: Arms Race, and the third Halo: Last One Standing.

This is the third in a trilogy of Halo short films, the first one being Halo: Arms Race, and the second Halo: Combat.

The We Are ODST is a live-action short made exclusively for the launch of Halo 3: ODST. The trailer along with the short film is directed by Rupert Sanders, who also worked on the Halo 3: Believe campaign.

Birth of a Spartan is a live-action short made exclusively for the launch of Halo: Reach. The trailer along with the short film is directed by director Noam Murro.


Halo: Reach “Patrol” live-action short film.


“Sometimes in the face of unfathomable odds, the only way to accomplish a mission is to pay the ultimate price. The Halo: Reach live action film ‘Deliver Hope’ is a dramatic depiction of the sacrifice paid by Noble Team on the battlefield. This spot is a glimpse of the type of courage and heroism that will be required of all soldiers during the battle of Reach. ”

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Assassin’s Creed II: Lineage


If you haven’t, you should check out Assassin’s Creed II: Lineage, a short film trilogy. I find it to be a great resource for inspiration. From what I’ve heard, they form a back story for Assassin’s Creed II. Check out all three of the films below.

Please note that they are bloody/violent (based off of an M-rated video game), so watch at your own risk.

When the Duke of Milan is brutally murdered, the Assassin Giovanni Auditore is dispatched to investigate. The answers he uncovers implicate Italy’s most powerful families reaching all the way back to the Vatican itself. As Giovanni draws closer to the truth, he becomes hunted himself. He must expose the conspirators before he joins their ever growing list of victims.

Lineage is the prequel to the Assassin’s Creed II story, revealing the machinations of 15th century Italy through the actions of Ezio’s father, Giovanni.

Episode # 1:

1476, Florence. Giovanni Auditore, an assassin, attempts to thwart a conspiracy against one of Lorenzo de Medicis allies. The ensuing inquiry will take him to Milan where he tries to prevent the worst from happening.

… Pursuing Sforza’s assassin’s, Giovanni arrives in Venice where he intercepts a coded letter from the members of the conspiracy. Decoding this document in order to get to the top of the conspiracy becomes of extreme importance.

Background: When the Duke of Milan is brutally murdered, Giovanni Auditore, an Assassin – and Ezio’s father – is dispatched to investigate the crime. His mission: determine who is responsible and why. The answers he uncovers implicate Italys most powerful families reaching all the way back to the Vatican itself. As Giovanni draws closer to the truth, he becomes hunted himself. He must expose the conspirators before he joins their ever growing list of victims This is the Prequel to the Assassins Creed II Story.

… Unable to decode the letter, Giovanni decides to deliver it to Rome in order to unmask the ringleaders. But there he discovers that the conspiracy is much more widespread and dangerous than he thought.

Background: When the Duke of Milan is brutally murdered, Giovanni Auditore, an Assassin – and Ezio’s father – is dispatched to investigate the crime. His mission: determine who is responsible and why. The answers he uncovers implicate Italys most powerful families reaching all the way back to the Vatican itself. As Giovanni draws closer to the truth, he becomes hunted himself. He must expose the conspirators before he joins their ever growing list of victims This is the Prequel to the Assassins Creed II Story.