Watch: ‘Sea Critter’ – Homemade Faux Documentary VFX Short Film
by Alex Billington
January 14, 2022
“If you ever come in contact with the being, you are somehow connected – ‘one with it?’” Have you ever met this kind of sea monster before? Sea Critter is a VFX short film made on a small budget by a group of upcoming filmmakers. It takes a while to get started and it runs far in 17 minutes in total, but there is an exciting concept in here. A documentary team reveals the strange story behind Wilbur’s encounter with a sea creature with tentacles. This is made by filmmakers Erik Smigiel, and stars Scot Scurlock as the pig sailor named Wilbur. The film premiered at the Burbank Film Festival last year, and is available online to watch now. It’s not the most impressive short film, a bit rough around the edges, especially with how long it takes to interview him in the chair in the first half. But the ending is cool. Meet the “Sea Critter” below.
Thanks to Dan for the tip about this short film. Original description from YouTube: “From campfire story to vfx acting. A documentary team reveals the story behind Wilbur’s encounter with a sea animal with tentacles.” Sea Critter is both written and directed by filmmakers Erik Smigiel – which also runs Allusive Pictures (visit their official Facebook page). You can follow him on IG @smigielman or watch his second short film A fabrication of my imagination. Allusive Pictures is a New Mexico-based production company that specializes in creating high quality films. This short film is produced by James Liakos, Dan Marcus, Justin R. Romine and Eric Smigiel. Featuring cinematography by Joseph Simonson and visual effects by Seth Deming. For more information on the short, visit Allusive’s website or YouTube. To find more short films, click here. Your thoughts?
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