Posted on November 1, 2007, Jonathan Winner Announced for Assassin's Creed Short Film Contest
Today seems to be a day for Assassin’s Creed news. Ubisoft and IFC have announced a winner in the Assassin’s Creed Short Film Contest. Filmmakers were asked to submit their own assassin-inspired short films to Out of over 100 entries submitted, the list was narrowed down to ten finalists by Ubisoft and IFC, with the winner chosen by people voting on IFC.com. The eventual winner was Greg Reid’s “The Ultimate Weapon.” Reid was awarded a prize of $10,000, an Xbox 360, and a copy of Assassin’s Creed. “The Ultimate Weapon” will also be contained in the Limited Edition version of the game.
“I’m really excited that our Assassins Creed short film, ‘The Ultimate Weapon’ was selected as the winning film, amid a very competitive line-up of entries,” shared Greg Reid, the director and co-writer of short film The Ultimate Weapon. “Assassins Creed has it all from a gaming perspective. Joel Poehlmann and I wrote a film, inspired by the rich and dynamic backdrop of the game. We wanted to create a film and storyline that had it all; a little intrigue, fast-paced action fight sequences and killer still animations. After making the film, I can’t wait to play the actual game myself.”
The film itself is pretty good for a low-budget, internet release. You can watch the full film here and also see the other nine finalists in the sidebar.
Via Press Release