"Well what do you know? A video game inspired short-film contest actually spawns something wroth watching? Back in June, Ubisoft and IFC announced just such a contest, challenging independent filmmakers to create a short film inspired by the video game Assassin's Creed. Now the two companies are proud to announce the winner of the contest, who walks away with $10,000, an Xbox 360, a copy of Assassin's Creed, and the inclusion of his film in the Limited Edition version of the game.
Greg Reid created his entry, entitled 'The Ultimate Weapon', for only $800, with but a day of fight choreography, a day of shooting, and one week of post. The result is a damn fine short film, with exciting action, a lovely dose of wit, and even a special surprise twist at the end. It's a piece of film making so well-done that I might have to switch my preorder on the game to the Limited Edition for a chance to see it on the bigger screen. Hit the link below to check it out! "