Rusty Lake: Paradox is a new media project fusing the video game world with the power of short film narratives. It is co-produced by the LAB and the game development studio Rusty Lake. Written & directed by the Sean Van Leijenhorst (Don’t Turn Me Off!), this short narrative will be intertwined with a game version of the said film. Both versions are designed to provide distinct clues to solve the thrilling mysteries around the Rusty Lake Mental Health and Fishing facility. More info here.
A detective must solve increasingly challenging puzzles as part of a bizarre game orchestrated by an old foe in order to escape the room he’s in.
The film is available to watch below.
Producers: Martin Raiman, Steve Reverand
Co-Producers: Robin Ras, Maarten Loise
Cast: David Bowles, Elena Kejvalová
Writer / Director: Sean van Leijenhorst
Cinematographer: Cedric Larvoire|
Production Designer: Jitka Šívrová
On-set Art Director / Costume Designer: Jennifer Bailey
2D Supervisor: David Havel
3D VFX Compositor: Lukasz Krawczyk
Festival Selections and Awards:
🏆 FilmFest Altenburg – Best Movie made with or via a computer game (2019)
📽️ Leiden International Film Festival 2018 (Netherlands)