Posted on Monday, October 22nd, 2012 by Russ Fischer
Here’s a fun short film that jumps off from a goofy, simple genre concept: what if a group of sushi chefs was all that stood between humanity and destruction at the hands (teeth? tentacles?) of giant monsters from the sea? Monster Roll is a great little sushi Kaiju blast that packs humor, action, some legendary backstory and just enough character into six minutes that I imagine many viewers might want to see a full-length version.
On the short’s Vimeo page, creator Dan Blank says,
Proof-of-concept for a feature about sushi chefs fighting sea monsters. It’s a crazy idea, but one we just really wanted to see made. So, we made it.
When big studios are snapping up short film creators here and there based on their low-budget short work, I hope this generates some heat from Blank. He’s clearly got good ideas about how to put together a story and keep an audience cheering.
Here’s a making-of vid: