Portal: No Escape is a live-action short film based on the poplar game Portal. The films stars Danielle Rayne (All My Children) channelling Sarah Conner in the role of Chell, a prisoner who discovers an Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device (Portal gun) and uses it to try and escape. Director Dan Trachtenberg has re-envisioned a rough take on game and turned in a solid 7-minute short with Portal: No Escape. Trachtenberg, who has been directing commercials for years, is currently working towards his feature film directorial debut, but for now you can get a small taste of his talents below.
If you are not familiar with Trachtenberg, than you don’t spend much time on movie blogs. Apart from being a filmmaker, he is also the host of The Totally Rad Show and a former co-host of Geekdrome. In addition to working on internet shows, Trachtenberg is the writer/director of the 2003 short film Kickin and recently directed the hit horror short film More Than You Can Chew for Black Box.
Also worth noting: The film is scored by Mike Zarin, best known as the composer of the first Inception trailer and the Visual Effects Supervisor is Jon Chesson who worked on True Blood, Falling Skies and the upcoming Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.
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