A couple years ago we posted Insane Office Escape, a super fun short action film shot entirely in POV. Ilya Naishuller has returned with a sequel, which not only ups the action but takes the POV situations and one-take stunts to even larger explosive extremes. In a day and age when the big studios are trying to make found footage movies for under $15 million, I’m not sure why Hollywood hasn’t tried to get Naishuller to replicate this POV action in a feature film. Watch Biting Elbows – ‘Bad Motherfucker’ (Insane Office Escape 2) now embedded after the jump.
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Recently we’ve heard about a couple of in-development films that may have POV action sequences, or that might even be shot entirely in POV. We’ve seen some POV action in features before, but not a great deal of it. I’ve been dubious about the idea of an all-POV action film, to be honest. Now I’m one step closer to being convinced thanks to the video for the song ‘The Stampede,’ by a band called Biting Elbows.
The video is on YouTube under the title Insane Office Escape, and when you watch it you’ll understand why. This is basically a three-minute short action film, directed by Ilya Naishuller, in which a guy steals an object and tries to escape from an office as suited security worker bees give chase. And it’s great stuff. (Be aware that there is an optically-censored bit that, without the blurring, would make this NSFW. It’s probably fine, but just a heads-up) Read More »