Seen on Destructoid, CNET, IGN and many more!
WINNER: ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF DALLAS 2012
WINNER - BEST SOUND: BLACK WARRIOR FILM FESTIVAL 2014
WINNER - RUNNER UP: TEXAS UNION FILM FESTIVAL 2013
"It's an extraordinarily powerful piece of work, and one, we suspect, that many will feel deeply." - CNET
"If anything, it should speak to a generation of gamers" - EGMNow
"Gets to the heart of gaming" - IGN
"Only watch this short film... if you’re prepared for an emotional gutpunch." - The Mary Sue
"With an emotive performance from the lead actress, Bella Porter, this is a high-quality short film that's worth watching." - Nintendo Life
"Kennedy Baruch set out to make a fan film unlike any other." - Gamerfront
"An absolutely beautiful short-film...Escape is a masterpiece" - Zelda Dungeon
"The Greatest Zelda Fan Film Ever" - Zelda Informer
Danni makes bad grades, has no friends, and lives in a broken home. Her only choice is to escape into her video game.
Written & Directed by Kennedy J. Baruch
Starring Bella Porter as Danni
Edited by Alex Moore
Director of Photography Rubel Brisolla
Original Score by Bryce Biffle
Gaffer Aaron Berecka
Additional Photography Marshall Copous
First A.C. David Lopez
Creature Design & Makeup by Miguel Coronado III
Costumes from Lucy in Disguise with Diamonds
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