Sushi Chefs Battle Sea Monsters in MONSTER ROLL Short

MovieVideosby Eli Reyes

In a world where the seas are over fished, Sushi Chefs must band together to fight off monstrous sea creatures who have come out of the deep sea in search of food. Well, it makes sense to me. This incredibly fun short film, Monster Roll, was directed by Dan Blank. He and his cohorts couldn't resist making this proof-of-concept for the fishy premise, "It's a crazy idea, but one we just really wanted to see made. So, we made it." Their hope is to get it made into a feature.

The effects aren't quite there yet but I love the whole vibe they're going for. I especially like the opening and closing narration which gives a classic martial arts epic feel to it -- explaining the mythology that in ancient Japan, man made a pact with the sea to "kill only what they eat."

Do you think this would make for a good feature? 

Monster Roll from Dan Blank on Vimeo.


Cast: Masashi Odate, Steve Howey, Hidetoshi Imura and Gerald Okamura.

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