The Trashmaster — SF IndieFest 2011
Posted on February 2, 2011 by Chris Nelson
Like Grand Theft Auto? You and like, a gajillion other people. I bet you’ve even thought about how cool it would be if they made a Grand Theft Auto movie. It would be kinda meta though, wouldn’t you think? What with all the references GTA makes to other gangster flicks in order to build a cohesive story? But then again, there’s so much content there, you could never hope to pare it down and keep all the fans happy. You’d probably be better off picking and choosing various scenarios in order to build your own flick.
Enter The Trashmaster, a full length Grand Theft Auto fan-flick made entirely from GTA4 game footage. It has its own story, and it’s totally awesome.
Here’s a brief synopsis from SF Indie:
Machinimas are films made using video game engines, and The Trashmaster is one of the finest and most ambitious in its class. Created entirely with images from the video game Grand Theft Auto IV, this cross between Dirty Harry, Taxi Driver and Seven follows a NYC garbage collector-turned-vigilante as he finds himself on the trail of a particularly twisted serial killer. This first feature by Mathieu Weschler is the fruit of hours and hours of solitary labour, proving once again that imagination, not money, is what counts. -Damien Detcheberry, Festival de Nouveau Cinema
The film is available in its entirety online for free, and sure, you can enjoy it in a little box on your computer…or you could attend one of the three SF Indie Fest screenings.
Think about that.
A GTA fan flick. On the big screen. Surrounded by drunken idiots just like yourself. Having a total blast.
I know. I’m going too.
The Trashmaster screens February 11th, 13th, and 17th, at 11:30pm, 4:45pm, and 7:30pm, respectively. Head on over to SFindie for additional information and to get your tickets.