Short films are something that most people overlook these days. Unless you’re going out of your way, you’re unlikely to discover most of these hidden gems. Thankfully, I caught wind of this great short film, TURBO. Described by the film’s director, Jarret Lee Conway, as a “short film in the tradition of the Karate Kid and Tron”, TURBO follows up and coming cyber-sports fighter, Hugo, in his quest to become a professional Super Turbo 2 player.
As a short, it’s difficult to get across a full story with beginning, middle and end. It’s even harder to do that in a stylized and unique way. TURBO manages to do both, while also doing a lot of it better than any of it’s feature length “video game movies” contemporaries. Check it out for yourself, and get behind this flick, and hopefully we can see quality like this brought to the big screen!