Here at The Unheard Nerd we welcome all kinds of media and will gladly share our findings from the net with you the reader. As your probably already aware, I love film and in a semi regular feature I will share with you some of the excellent short films hiding away on the internet.
Red Dead Redemption from Rockstar Games can easily be described as Grand Theft Auto but with cowboys. It’s a great game and I still play it from time to time as I still haven’t finished it. As a father my my gaming time is limited.
In Red Dead Redemption you take the role of John Marston, a former gang leader who will be granted amnesty if he brings his old team members in for justice. In particular, Bill Williamson, who is now the new gang leader.
The game is now four years old but it still holds up today with great visuals, music, interesting characters and an excellent story line. It’s dirt cheap now and I do recommend picking it up. There’s even an add-on campaign that has a zombie outbreak in the old west!
In June of 2014 a group of Spanish filmmakers, Zapruder Pictures, started an IndieGoGo campaign to fund a Red Dead Redemption short film. Unfortunately they only reached 71% of their target but that didn’t stop them. They went ahead and made the film anyway.
Zapruder Pictures (YouTube) have also made other short films based on Modern Warfare, Max Payne and my other personal favorite, Grand Theft Auto: Madrid. A Spanish live action recreation of the first trailer that was released for Grand Theft Auto 5.
But for now, back to the cowboys. Here is Red Dead Redemption: Seth’s Gold.