The German – A Short WW2 Related Film With Zero VFX Budget

 €70,000 to fund the live action portion of the film.  There was no money left for visual effects so the director did them all for free over a 6 month period:

A British fighter pilot pursues the german ace that shot down his friend across sky and country… with murder in mind. But he discovers it’s not so easy to kill a man when you have to look them in the eye.

You can read more about the movie over at the website – HERE

€70,000 converts to $110,000 USD today which seems like a lot of money to me for a 9 minute movie.   They did a nice job on it though.


Hat tip: Kevin



bima86 January 30, 2012 at 12:22 am

nice movie, I liked it..

but that German pilot was a retard from shooting from that position. over the fence with no cover/concealment whats so ever..


Komodo Saurian January 30, 2012 at 01:21 pm

Pilots are not supposed to fight on foot, don’t expect one to act like an experienced Sturmtrupp.


Vhyrus January 30, 2012 at 02:31 am

Very well done. I had no idea about Ireland in WW2, so I learned something new as well.


bbmg January 30, 2012 at 07:05 am

You’ll enjoy this, animated but incredibly detailed and well done:

The full movie can be found on liveleak, albeit not in HD.


Komodo Saurian January 30, 2012 at 01:31 pm

Sharing similar links? Alrighty, i’ll leave this one here:

Battle of Leningrad


The J January 30, 2012 at 10:32 am

1) When a prang seems inevitable, endeavor to strike the softest,
cheapest object in the vicinity, as slowly and gently as possible.
~advice given to RAF pilots during WWII

2) WEBLEY!!!


Frank January 30, 2012 at 01:39 pm

“Welcome to Ireland”
I expected a car-bomb. I was disappointed.


Josh January 30, 2012 at 01:49 pm

I expected a car-bomb. I was disappointed.

I expected everyone to be drunk and eating potatoes… I too was disappointed.


Frank January 30, 2012 at 11:56 pm

+1 million


Komodo Saurian January 30, 2012 at 01:40 pm

And two more:

IL-2 Cliffs of Dover: Pulse

IL-2 Forgotten Battles: Open your eyes


bbmg January 31, 2012 at 03:59 am

There are better Cliffs of Dover videos out there ;)

Fantastic game if your PC can take it.

And this is the best online deflection shooting I’ve ever seen:


Komodo Saurian January 31, 2012 at 04:28 am

#thumbs up#


Pete January 30, 2012 at 04:34 pm

$110,000 may sound like a lot of money if you’re thinking of making a movie with your buddies using dslr and a mac book pro, but from the credits, this was a real production. Real film movie camera, real crew, aerial photography, helicopters, period costumes and props, actors, etc. $110,000 is a bargain. I’m betting a lot more than the VFX was done for favors, bargains, pints of beer and a song or two.


Doug January 31, 2012 at 05:21 pm

Very well done. I knew about Ireland being neutral but not about the internment regs.



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