Blood-Thirsty Orcs Star In A Short Film Inspired By The Lord Of The Rings Saga

Advances in video technology and the decreasing costs of related equipment have allowed independent filmmakers and small film-making outfits to produce films that look and sound as if they've been backed by millions of dollars in funding.

With limited budgets and resources, they create epic works that are not only stunning but make you crave for more. The YouTube channel CorridorDigital has done exactly this with their slew of creative and visually-engaging videos.

CorridorDigital's latest masterpiece is a short live-action film featuring Orcs, Middle Earth magic, and a ton of fight scenes that equal if not surpass the scenes in director Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings series. Amazing make-up, decent acting, well-executed choreography, and beautiful cinematography.

This short piece has all the ingredients of an epic film. Unfortunately, it's only about eight minutes long. If you are a fan of J.R.R. Tolkien's books or Peter Jackson's movie adaptations of said books, this short is something you can appreciate.

The geniuses behind this short film are Sam Gorski and Niko Pueringer. They wrote and directed it based on an upcoming video game called Shadow of Mordor which is scheduled to be released by the end of this month. The game is set in the Lord of the Rings universe and the player will roam an open world as Talion, a ranger who has magical abilities.

The short film was sponsored by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment so you could say it's a glorified advertisement. However, advertisement or not, it sure was a lot of fun to watch. Now, if only they could turn it into a feature-length motion picture. It's unlikely but as they say, to dream is free.