Category Archives: Fan Contributions

Source Code Gets A Grand Theft Auto Trailer

Source Code GTA V Trailer

Those of you familiar with Source Code may be aware of one particular shot in the film that was inspired by Grand Theft Auto. As mentioned by Duncan in an interview in 2011 with /Film

“There were these moments in the film where I thought, “This could be really fun. This could be a moment where we could do something that no one’s really done before.” And there was this thing I had in my head. We have a scene where Jake jumps off a moving train. You’ve seen that, whether it’s jumping out of cars, jumping out of trains, you’ve seen it in so many films, and you know what to expect. You know how people are going to shoot it. They’re going to cut their way around it, they’re going to get the stuntman involved, they’re going to cut back to your lead actor and he’s going to sort of brush himself off and get up. And I didn’t want to do that.

So I thought, “I want to do what they do in Grand Theft Auto, in the game, not the movie. I want to be there with a camera on my lead actor the whole time as he jumps off the train, rolls down the track, bruises himself, cuts himself up, and then gets up at the end of it. I want to do that because no one does that.” You can’t do that.

And we actually ended up doing that shot. So that for me was like…that was one of those special effects kind of little gems that I knew I wanted to do that I hadn’t seen anyone else pull off before. So there’s things like that where I was like, “This is really important to me. I can scrimp and save here. I can cut down on my ambition in this section, but give me this.”

Well now things have come full circle as a creative chap called Steve at Final Flame Pro has re-created the Source Code trailer using Grand Theft Auto.

“I have a Youtube channel that mainly features Grand Theft Auto 5 trailer remakes of popular movies and TV shows. I’m a big fan of time travel stories such as ‘Source Code’ and ‘Quantum Leap’, so when I thought of making a new video I thought ‘Source Code’ would be an exciting challenge. I used the Playstation 4 and the GTA 5 Rockstar Editor to recreate all the classic moments from the movie and I hope people enjoy the video.”

And here it is! Fantastic work, Steve!

Check out more of Steve’s videos on his channel.

Akber Ahmed Creates New Age Pyschedelia MOON Poster

Akber Ahmed - MOON Poster

Akber Ahmed popped up on Twitter earlier today to draw attention to a set of “New Age Psychedelia” style film posters he’s just released featuring Duncan Jones’ MOON, so we thought you’d enjoy a look at what Duncan Jones himself described as “Beautiful work!”
Here’s the project description from Akber over on his site where you can view his versions of posters for DRIVE and NIGHTCRAWLER too:-

“Every few years a film is released that is generation defining. It stands as a testament to the times it was made in as well as the mindset of the masses.  The best of these carry a universal message that holds true even decades after the film is released.”

“This series revolves around the modern cinematic masterpieces of this generation. Although we may be bombarded with blockbuster films all year round, a true cinephile can spot the diamonds in the rough. While perhaps not the greatest commercial successes, these films are groundbreaking and their cult status has been cemented. These films have also served as vehicles for some of the finest actors of our time.”

“The films have been done in the psychedelic poster style made famous by the 1960’s love generation. As this is a modern take on the style, the term I use for this is New Age Psychedelia, not to be confused with the music genre Neo-Psychedelia.”

Talking about MOON specifically Akber said:-

“Why did I choose Moon? Well the answer is quite simple. The film reinvented the sci-fi genre and Sam Rockwell’s career-defining performance as Sam Bell really made us feel the isolation one would feel 250,000 miles from home.”

“In my opinion, the real secret ingredient is Duncan Jones.”

Thanks to Akber for creating such a great poster and allowing is to share.
Pop over to his site now to view more detail on MOON and the rest of Akber’s work: akberahmed.com

Moscati Creates MOON Poster For LA Gallery Show YOUNG GUNS INVITATIONAL

MOON for Young Guns Invitational 2014 by Moscati

MOON is proving a popular subject for the Young Guns Invitational show at the Hero Complex Gallery tonight in Los Angeles, USA. We featured The Dark Inker’s take earlier in the week under his chosen theme of ‘Brits’ and tonight we have this wonderful interpretation from Moscati under his chosen theme “Isolation”.

Moscati’s MOON is a 24×18 screen print 1 colour metallic silver ink and is joined in the “Isolation” theme by posters for ‘The Thing’ and ‘Alien’.

If you want to see these up close in person the show starts (in less than 30 minutes) at 19:00 tonight until 22:00 with very ltd prints of all posters in the show available from Hero Complex Gallery from tomorrow.

Hero Complex Gallery
2020 South Robertson Blvd.
Studio D
Los Angeles
CA 90034

The Dark Inker Creates MOON Poster For LA Gallery Show YOUNG GUNS INVITATIONAL

MOON by The Dark Inker 2015Here’s a rather smart addition to the alternative MOON posters collection for ya by The Dark Inker (AKA Stephen Sampson). Created for the YOUNG GUNS INVITATIONAL art show in LA later this month, this is one of three by Stephen as part of his theme “THE BRITS”. MOON is a five colour screen print with one metallic ink, beautiful work!

Over to The Dark Inker himself…

“Each artist was asked to submit three or more prints under a chosen theme. My theme is titled “THE BRITS” with three prints inspired by British movies.

The first on my list is MOON, love the film, so inspiring and just had to do this as one of my three.”

If you want to see what else The Dark Inker has included in “THE BRITS” theme get along to YOUNG GUNS INVITATIONAL featuring Emerging & Rising Artists on Friday Jan 30th 7 – 10pm at:-

Hero Complex Gallery
2020 South Robertson Blvd.
Studio D
Los Angeles
CA 90034

DNA Themed MOON Poster By @3ftDeep

Five years since release and the alternative MOON posters are still appearing. This time we got one from @3ftDeep over on Twitter featuring a DNA theme that’s seems a nice fit with this SOURCE CODE one from Daniel Norris.

MOON by Gary @3ftDeep

As always, further detail from the artist himself:

“I love films. I especially love films like MOON, a wonderfully compact story skillfully & minimally told. It reminds me of the short stories of Philip K Dick or Ray Bradbury.

No huge battle scenes or massive apocalyptical special effects (not that I mind either of these) but something more akin to Silent Running, a credit to the few actors, limited locations & of course superb direction.

I find I can always find creative inspiration from these kind of movies, especially with the films that stick with me, as MOON has.

I’ve wanted to do my take on a MOON poster since first seeing it a few years ago. This idea has been in the back of my mind since then (I have a very full ‘in progress’ folder on my computer!) but never seem to find the time. I’m a freelance graphic designer by trade & my alternative movies posters are done when I’m able to squeeze them in or when I need to take a break from the daily grind, to be purely creative for my own sanity.

The idea behind this poster was, first and foremost, to produce something graphically interesting enough to make you want to watch the film if you hadn’t seen it, without giving anything away but to also give further meaning once you have. I hope this is what I’ve achieved and, if you have seen it, understand what I was trying to convey.”

If you’d like to see more of 3ftDeep’s poster work, head over to his Deviantart page or his Facebook page.

Studio Sheila Creates Wonderful Sam Bell Print

We were very impressed with this drawing of Sam Bell tweeted to MOON Director Duncan Jones last week, so much so we had to get in touch with Sheila and find out more about it.

Mooned - Sam Bell by Studio SheilaIf you pop over to Studio Sheila you’ll see pop culture, movies and myths provide the main inspiration for her work, we asked Sheila to tell us a bit more about her work and how MOON inspired her in particular.

“Being that I love movies, I like the idea of drawing something from a movie that sticks with me.  That something could be a specific actor’s performance or a scene that’s deeply moving, bizarre, scary, or just plain funny, and basically “freezing” it on paper.

As far as what medium I use, I work in pencil, ink, charcoal, and sometimes watercolor.

Regarding Moon, I’d been curious about it for a while and finally bought it.  Since the movie stayed with me for a long time after I watched it, I wanted to draw something Moon-related.  Without giving anything away in the movie, I wanted to show the various character traits of Sam Bell, which includes humor, too.

And I wanted to incorporate Gerty the robot, too.  Gerty is a character that provides some relief for the viewer, I think, because you empathize with Sam’s loneliness and want him to have some kind of company.  I think it puts the viewer more at ease to see him with Gerty.   But Gerty is also a dark character in that it’s only trying to comfort Sam because it’s been programmed to do so.

I’m not an actor and far from an authority on acting or film-making, but I feel that Sam is one of those actors who has no vanity with his performances and that’s what makes his acting so strong.  What I mean “no vanity” is that he’s not afraid to appear very raw in roles.  It hits you in your gut.  And he’s primarily alone in this eerie and haunting movie so the film hinges on whether the actor can pull it off or not.  I think it needed a really strong actor like Sam to do it justice.  That’s the kind of actor that makes for a great drawing subject, too.

Plus, is there a person around who doesn’t like Sam Rockwell’s acting?  I haven’t found one yet.  It’s Sam Rockwell, people!”

It’s a bloody lovely piece of work, and one that you could own too if you like?

Competition closed, CONGRATULATIONS TO Chris Hager 🙂

To win a copy of ‘Mooned’ by Studio Sheila just drop us a mail with the answer to the following question.

Sam Bell is quite an accomplished artist too, what artistic hobby does Sam use to pass the time during his time on the Sarang MOON base?

Answers to: unklerupert@manmademovies.co.uk
Subject line: Studio Sheila MOON Competition

One entry per person please.
Prize for the winner is one 14″ x 20″ print of ‘Mooned’ by Studio Sheila.
Closing date for entries Friday 27th June. Good luck! 🙂

Plymouth Uni Student Sam Rowe Creates MOON Poster For Degree Show

All the very best to Sam Rowe at his Plymouth University review show today as he puts his MOON print on show 🙂

MOON Poster by Sam RoweSam tweeted his print to MOON Director Duncan Jones earlier today and kindly dropped us a line to tell us a bit about it…

“I made the poster for my degree show (which is actually today, Friday 13th, eek) and it’s a two colour, hand pulled silk screen print which is roughly A2. And I kinda made it for two reasons; firstly there was a screening of Moon at my university cinema (Plymouth Uni) and they asked students to design their own posters to promote them. I picked Moon but sadly didn’t get to do it in the end. So now that the degree show is here I thought I’d finally do it.

The reason I picked Moon is because I think it’s just a brilliant film. I think it’s a blazing beacon of success in low-budgetness, acting, story telling, set design – all that stuff. Also my name’s Sam so who’s to say Gerty wasn’t actually talking to me?”

More of Sam’s work over on his online portfolio. Thanks, Sam 🙂

MOON Features In Daniel Norris Exhibition At Clapham Picturehouse

If you’ve been hanging around here over the last few years you’ll know we’ve seen some fantastic alternative poster designs from our gang of extremely talented MOON and Source Code fans. One such talented fella is Daniel Norris who’s been creating alternative movie posters for quite a while now. We’ve previously featured his clever, minimal take on Source Code, and very happy to share his MOON with you here and let you know you can check out Daniel’s work in person from Thursday 13th February at Clapham Picturehouse, along with many more of his original pieces of work.

Dan is an image maker with a passion for creating movie posters, deconstructing films, searching for a visual hook & ways of recombining key elements or iconic moments that will grab attention and hopefully live in the memory. Like this…

Daniel Norris - MOON

Take 1 – Film Posters by Dan Norris Feb 13th 2014 to March 6th 2014 at the Clapham Picturehouse. You might be able to pick up a limited edition print or two while your there, see a film too, go mad!

Check out his Source Code too 🙂

Calvin and Hobbes Inspires Kid’s Version Of MOON

The challenge was laid down just over five hours ago by long time Twitter resident, film critic and smart arse Scott Weinberg:

scottEweinberg
Now I want someone to make a kids’ version of Moon. Make it about a guy who wishes for a friend but gets too many friends!
10/02/2014 16:42

The challenge was answered in some style by Elisa Fardy:

Sam & GERTY by Elisa Fardy

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@ManMadeMoon @scottEweinberg I skipped the poster and I directly made the fake book cover. http://t.co/OsCsEbUDf8
10/02/2014 19:09

Combining the cover of Bill Waterson’s ‘Scientific Progress Goes ‘Boink’ (A Calvin and Hobbes Collection) with an image of GERTY by Charlie Marshall and a subtly placed Lunar Industries logo, Elisa came up with what MOON Director Duncan Jones could only describe as “Amazing!”

Would site quite nicely on a shelf next to a TV showing Bill Mudron’sSam And Gerty’s Lunar Funtime Club House‘ 🙂

MOON Poster By Shannon Ward

 

Nearly 5 years since release in 2009 we are still receiving ace MOON posters from you wonderfully creative lot! Todays addition to the collection comes from Shannon Ward who popped this one over to MOON Director Duncan Jones earlier this afternoon. For some reason I can imagine some Terry Gilliam type animation suiting this one. Thanks, Shannon 🙂

MOON Poster By Shannon Ward