Badass NINJA TURTLES: VETERANS OF THE NIGHT Fan Film

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan Miguel Díaz-Rivera wanted to pay homage to the original TMNT comic book series created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. So for his thesis project at the Academy of Art University, he created short film offering a realistic approach to the classic characters that didn't involve them being teenagers. 

40 years after the war against the Foot, a Japanese ninja clan. Four mysterious veterans are preparing themselves for the fight of their life.

The short turn out freakin' awesome, and it actually looks a lot more interesting than the Michael Bay-produced sequel coming out next year. This offers fans a more hardcore and gritty take on the Ninja Turtles, which is how they were originally portrayed in the comics. 

Díaz-Rivera served as the director, writer, editor, VFX supervisor, 3D environment & prop modeler, texture, lighter, match mover, and compositor on the film. It's a pretty impressive feat that I'm sure fans will enjoy.

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