Nocturnal Pictures are proud to announce that after 3 years of Payne, Max Payne Retribution an Action/Thriller fan film has finally been released on Youtube on 24th June 2017.
Nocturnal Pictures premiered the film in London on 25th May with the cast and crew, along with journalists, critics and other industry professionals and it has had an overwhelming positive response from critics alike, and has been compared to the Hollywood Movie from 2008 with a £35 Million budget.
“It’s a contained story that gradually builds to an epic gunfight in a drug warehouse”
Den of Geek!
“This is the real Max Payne, and boy has he made a welcome return”
“Max Payne Retribution is a masterful tribute to the game that oozes a sense of earnest appreciation rarely seen elsewhere”
Max Payne Retribution is a 44 minute short fan film, which is based on characters and elements from the Max Payne video game franchise. It’s a film noir love story with hard hitting gritty action scenes tangled between a dark world of devil worship.
Director Leroy Kincaide wanted to keep the videogames true essence in the film, such as the bullet time and Max’s dark troubled past, but also introduce some of Nocturnal Pictures dark cinematic style of production.
A non-game character Jon Campling stars in the film as “Curtis Draven” as a follow up to his recent film Final Fantasy Kingsglaive where he was a motion capture model for “King Regis”. Along with Joan James Muixi as “Max Payne”, Leroy Kincaide as the main villain “Jack Lupino” and kick ass assassin “Mona Sax” was played by Gracie Tyrrell.
As the film was made by fans for fans, the release will be online only on the Max Payne Retribution YouTube Channel. However there are rumours that Nocturnal Pictures are looking to discuss development of the film with Take Two Interactive who hold the copyright to the Franchise, if they get enough backing from fans, this could potentially be developed into a TV Series for the likes of Netflix.
“We are using this fan film as a great platform/stepping stone for Nocturnal Pictures to show the film industry what we can do with such limited budget but a plethora of hard work and passion,
and use this as a means to raise investment for film projects we have in development. But more importantly to develop Max Payne Retribution into a TV Series with the permissions of Take Two Interactive” – Chloe Chudasama Nocturnal Pictures.
Producer Chloe Chudasama and Director Leroy Kincaide started working on this short fan film back in 2014, they raised £1500 on indiegogo and made the whole film on this budget.
All cast and crew donated their time to be apart of this passion project.
The choreographed action scene in the film was shot over 2 days totaling 20 hours, with 14 cast members and a total of over 250 individual takes.
Over a year of research was conducted to ensure the film had a lot of the core game elements that Max Payne fans would notice.