**Award Winning** Sci-fi Short Film: “Arc Raider” – PICTURE REEL FILMS & BACK2BACK FILMS | TheCGBros

**Award Winning** Sci-fi Short Film: “Arc Raider” – PICTURE REEL FILMS & BACK2BACK FILMS | TheCGBros


THE EXALIPSI ARE A RACE OF
DEVOURERS. THEIR PLANET ATHIEM HAS
BECOME A WASTELAND, ALL NATURAL RESOURCES
DEPLETED. A ONCE ETHEREAL SUN BURNS
A VENGEFUL LIGHT UPON THEIR WORLD. EXILED TO THE ABYSS OF THIS
VAST UNIVERSE THEIR MORTAL BODIES ARE
PLAGUED WITH DISEASE. FOR A THOUSAND YEARS THE
EXALIPSI HAVE RAIDED WORLDS, IN SEARCH OF THE “ARC” THE ARC ONCE BELONGED TO A
PLANET KNOWN AS THE OASIX. REMNANTS OF THIS POWER ARE 
SCATTERED ACROSS THE COSMOS LOST AMONG THE STARS AND 
TIME. THE ARC, IS THE KEY TO THEIR 
SURVIVAL. {METEOR – SOUND} RADIO COMMS – {STATIC VOICES} REPORTER – NOW THE BRIGHT 
LIGHT STOPPED MANY PEOPLE IN THEIR TRACKS SATURDAY NIGHT,
WONDERING WHERE THIS BRIGHT BLUE GREEN LIGHT WAS COMING
FROM. REPORTER 2 – IT’S ONE OF THE
LARGEST AND MOST DANGEROUS SPACE ROCKS APPROACHING OUR
PLANETS ORBIT. OPERATOR – WE ARE TRACKING 
PTO SENDING OUT CONTAINMENT TEAM
NOW, OVER AND OUT. COMMAND TO ALPHA TEAM COME 
BACK? MEDIA REP – THE GOVERNMENT
IS DISPATCHING A TEAM TO ENSURE THE OBJECT IS 
CONTAINED, AND IS ADVISING THE 
RESIDENCE OF PORT ADELAIDE TO REMAIN INDOORS UNTIL
FURTHER NOTICE. THIS IS CHARLES CROUCHER,
REPORTING TO YOU FROM PORT ADELAIDE. {METEOR – SOUND}
ENTERING ATMOSPHERE ♪ ♪ {SIREN} ALPHA TEAM LEADER – ALPHA 
TEAM TO COMMAND DO YOU COPY? COMMAND – ALPHA TEAM LEADER
OUR SATELLITE SYSTEMS ARE DOWN. WHAT IS YOUR ETA? COMMAND WE HAVE AN ETA IN 5. {SIREN} ♪ {PORTAL – SOUND} {RAIDER – BREATHES} {CHARGING – SOUND} ♪ {PULSE – SOUND} {ASCENDING TONE – SOUND} {PULSE – SOUND} {PORTAL OPENS – SOUND} {BLASTER – FIRES} {MACHINE GUN FIRE} {ARC SURGE TO HOST} ALPHA 2 – 
CAP WE GOTTA MOVE! {MACHINE GUN FIRE} {BLASTER FIRE} COMMAND – TEAM LEADER WHAT
IS YOUR STATUS? COME IN TEAM LEADER? TEAM LEADER – COMMAND
THIS IS ALPHA TEAM! HOSTILE ENGAGED! ALPHA TEAM IS UNDER FIRE! {BLASTER FIRES} ALPHA 2 I NEED COVER FIRE… EYES ON THE SHOOTER! {MACHINE GUN FIRES} COMMAND – TEAM LEADER WHAT
IS YOUR STATUS COME IN TEAM LEADER? {RIFLE FIRE} {MACHINE GUN FIRE} CODE RED CODE RED TEAM
LEADER WHAT IS YOUR STATUS!? TEAM LEADER –
HOSTILE ENGAGED TWO OF MY TEAM ARE DOWN APC IS IMMOBALISED, WE ARE
IN PURSUIT! RECOMMEND YOU HOLD POSITION,
BRAVO TEAM ARE ON ROUTE! NEGATIVE COMMAND WE ARE
TAKING IT DOWN! ALPHA TEAM CONTROL ALL
POINTS LOCATE TARGET ♪ BRAVO TEAM LEADER WHAT IS
YOUR STATUS OVER BRAVO LEADER –
BRAVO TO COMMAND MY TEAM IS IN THE AIR
MOVING OUT {HELICOPTER – RUTTERS} ♪ {RAIDER – BREATHING} ♪ ♪ TEAM LEADER – ALPHA 2 IM
ON MY WAY PROCEEDING TO YOUR LOCATION ALPHA 2 – COPY TEAM LEADER
MOVING OUT {COUGH} {STEAM-MASK} {MACHINE GUN FIRES} {PORTAL OPENS} {HAND GUN FIRE} COMMAND – TEAM LEADER I NEED
CONFIRMATION OF TARGET AND POSITION OVER TEAM LEADER – TARGET IS
MOVING NORTH EAST HEADED TO SECTOR 4 TEAM LEADER – ADVANCING ON
TARGET WHERE IS BRAVO
SUPPORT? PILOT –
APPROACHING THE LZ, 30 SEC BRAVO LEADER –
BRAVO 1 TAKE POINT SHOOT TO KILL {HELICOPTER – SOUND} BRAVO 1 ON THE GROUND WE DROP IN 30 LET’S GET
TO WORK {PORTAL OPENS} {SNIPER RIFLE FIRES} {DRAKON DRONE FLYBY} ♪
{SUSPENSE} {DRONE BLASTER} {PORTAL OPENS} {BLASTER FIRES} {RAIDER BREATHES} {MACHINE GUN FIRES} {PORTAL OPENS} {WIND} ♪
{SUSPENSE} {ARC HEALING} ♪
{SUSPENSE} {ALARM} {FOOTSTEPS} {BLASTER FIRES} {SLASH SOUND} {SCREAM} BRAVO LEADER – {MACHINE GUN FIRES} {KNIFE} {PORTAL OPENS} {PORTAL SCANS OPEN} COME ON
{ECHOES} {STEAM SOUND} {HEAVY BREATHING} COME ON! {WHOOSH SOUND} ALIEN – {SCREAMS}
BRAVO- {YELLING} {BLASTER FIRES} BRAVO LEADER
{SCREAMS} {GUNS FIRE} {RAIDER BREATHING} {EXALIPSI SNARLS} WHAT ARE YOU? EXA..LIP..SI
{SNARLING} {ARC ENERGY}
SOUND EXALIPSI –
OASIX IS LIFE TEAM LEADER –
WELL YOUR NOT TAKING MINE {DRAKON BLASTER}
SOUND {SNARLS} {SUSPENSE}
♪ {RAIDER BREATHING} {SUSPENSE}
♪ {ARC ENERGY CONTAINMENT}
SOUND {SHIP HOVERS)
{ELECTRICAL SOUND} SOLDIERS –
MOVE, MOVE, MOVE, MOVE {DRAKON DRONE}
SOUND ♪

89 thoughts on “**Award Winning** Sci-fi Short Film: “Arc Raider” – PICTURE REEL FILMS & BACK2BACK FILMS | TheCGBros”

  1. Mala, tecnología espacial interplanetaria, tele transportación…….armas convencionales o rifles de recarga aliens..una mediocridad sin imaginación.

  2. This was amateur level crap compared to what this channel can normally crank out. Are y'all just giving yourselves "awards", like Chevy does?

  3. I agree with most of you, this movie had potential but this was very basic acting and bad story telling. Also, the cut in mid sentence of some dialogue and you can't comprehend what they are saying half of the time?

  4. to be honest i think it's a great film! especially with it being Rowan Pullen's first ever film he directed and Picture reel films first ever movie i reckon its a great film good job PRF!

  5. So, the alien make up was good. That's the only deserving "award" I could see. I saw a dozen awards, but, very little in this film is remotely award winning. The alien has the technology to defend itself without physical harm, yet it flip flops between using its teleporting ray gun and hand to hand combat. And I thought advanced alien races were smarter than that. The quality of these so-called "award winning" shorts is so inconsistent, it makes it hard to trust CGBros to release deserving content. I get the feeling the intention is just to release as much content as often as possible regardless of actual quality.

  6. If you watch this film with the audio off…. You will enjoy the movie more… Not to say it was any good to start with

  7. Technologically advanced Aliens with ability to cross the Universe and use teleportation should have been able to locate and beam in right next to the arc, grab it and beam out. All done in about 30 seconds.

    Instead of which we had to suffer 17 minutes or so of this nonsense.

  8. So this thing gets shot in the very first gunfight but in the next one it's literally dodging bullets? While it's supposedly still injured? Can we get some consistency on this things power? And if you're going to make something so strong it can literally dodge bullets you need to show this right off along with the heroes being picked off so there's something for the main character to puzzle out and catharsis when he wins.

    Overall this is just very poorly structured and confusing as a result.

  9. I literally got 30 seconds in and realised what a load of rubbish this was. Terrible. My cat could do better and i don't have a cat.

  10. Using the crappiest drone people you could find, horizon drift in every shot for crying out load.
    Drone Pro my arse, please tell me you didn't pay those clowns for this garbage!!
    I'm in Adelaide and could of given you some actual professional shots.

    Also "Over and out", seriously.. amateur hour here we are. That statement is completely redundant for fuck sake.

  11. Making a film it's not easy at all. It has the cinematic look, the LUT used suits the story. Being able to get in the film the "police-look-alike" vans and a military helicopter, with this budget, damn…. The music and the fast cut of the shots keep the film dynamic. The music is not bad. Overall is a typical action film, acting skills would be very different from a Noir film, obviously.
    The strong point(s): the photography, the colouring, some of the effects, the music and the props.
    Weakness, the story and the alien technology (logically should way more advanced). But I definitely respect and admire this projects, the hard work of the whole team. And Congratulations for the awards

  12. I'm curious what award this won. Most average sci-fi film award? Not to say it was bad, but it wasn't all that good either: CGI was obvious in places, while the acting felt silly sometimes.

  13. You know how long it takes to render an animation? Lot of negative about the crap of this short……….I'd say, do better than.

  14. Ok it was not as horrible as the comments suggest. I feel a lot of people take on other's opinions as their own.

    The chase scene was very suspenseful and graphics on point. Alien's make up was subpar. Story was a little hard to stand on but it made sense. Aliens are looking for a technology that the humans are holding on to and they are there to retrieve it to keep the universe balanced and safe. It's not that hard.

    Subtitles were hard to read at times. overall I liked the film.

  15. Lack of continuity, storyteĺling, and some bad effects. Real cheap…if you dont know how to do an effect stop doing it…ruins the whole project mate. Some of them good, but many very lame.

  16. although its not easy to make a film but just because you did doesnt mean its good,the editing is bad and this looks more like a trailer for a video game that ran to long, the actors in it seem to be the guys friends who just showed up and did this over the weekend with no script the director for the live action has no vision and just filmed a bunch of guys running around and grunting and tried to stitch it all together and it didnt really work maybe because all the guys had scruffy beards and were very un-military like

  17. wow all these trolls here,SHOW US WHAT YOU HAVE MADE THEN,i dare every one off you to PUT YOUR LINKS TOO any thing u have made!! these people are doing their best,unlike you clowns that KNOW FUCK ALL about making this type of work,,,,Well done i enjoy your films and have watched most off what u put out,i for one will say TY TY!!

  18. Jesus Crist, are they giving away awards like candy now? Apart from the overall pretty bad movie, a pet peeve of mine with most sci-fi movies with very advanced alien technology like that "portal" thing here is why the fuck is he using it one moment and not the other? The alien beamed down waiting for the soldiers to show up then beamed behind the containers and fight them. Why couldn't he just portal next to the artefact, pick it up and go? GPS doesn't work? Not to mention the bad acting, "elite" soldiers moving like kids on the playground, inconsistencies like alien shot one minute, barely escaping and dodging bullets ninja-style the next, editing and camera work all over the place and story written by a third-grader. And no, I can't make a better film, before someone comments that, that's why I don't make films, but that doesn't mean I can't recognize a bad one when I watch. I don't like writing bad comments but awards? For this? I mean it's not the worst but there are so many much better shorts than this one that didn't win any, that's why I'm pissed off.

  19. Lots of stuck ups on here thinking they could do better. If it’s so easy to make a movie then I challenge you to make one better than this. I thought it was a great fun sci-fi flick

  20. I really enjoyed this! It's so well done. I don't care that it won any festival awards. I like the idea of the alien tasked to retrieve the device his people called the arc because its so powerful. Overall, I like the cinemagraphy, the editing, and the visual effects are good. It's in the style of those 80's and 90's action sci fi movies that were low buget-direct to video. I watched many of those growing up in the 90's. I like it, it'a good effort for a tough genre.

  21. I've seen better amateur movies.
    The biggies issue for me is how many things they have borrowed from "The Predator".

  22. I'm just here because of the nerf demolisher on the thumbnail, meanwhile everyone else is leaving professional reviews

  23. The commandos needed beaver weapons and didn’t even have a grenade or rpg,or law socket? Kinda ok movie loved aliens.

  24. Should let you know it has no real ending and never will have. Just leaves you frustrated. Filming in the dark is now so cliche. Shame, it had a good start.

  25. Ok, object comes from space and a team of four soldiers and one scientist sent to investigate and retrieve. Lost me right there in believability…..

  26. I think you forgot to mention that the film pays homage to another adventure film featuring a guy named Indiana Jones but I guess it's clear enough in the title LoL

    I just got an idea for some other movies,
    "War of the Stars"
    "Furiously Fast"
    "Magnolias of Steel"
    "Musical Sounds"
    "The Summer I Knew What You Did"
    "A Dozen Angry Men"
    and my favorite…
    "A Mockingbird to Kill"

  27. I'm no Geek analyst and seen a few short clips. My two cents worth comment is : Awesome script, liked the effects, short sweet to the point. Has great potential for big screen. Thumbs up!! 👍

  28. Award winning I think 🤔 💭 “not” but keep trying.first movie I ever disliked 👎🏿🥱

  29. Forget the haters. You produce great ideas with just as great potential for more. Thanks for the great work and effort. It's hit and miss yet always cool entertainment! Thanks again, will subscribe.

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