Battlefield 2042 “Exodus” Short Film by Åkerström Kryler and Important Looking Pirates
Important Looking Pirates, the Stockholm VFX crew who count credits on The Mandalorian, Westworld, and Watchmen, recently dropped their first cinematic for the game industry, an insanely ambitious nine-minute epic for Battlefield 2042.
Made in concert with Swedish directing duo Fredrik Åkerström and Marcus Kryler, the action-packed and atmospheric film features an excellent digital doppelganger of actor Michael K Williams (The Wire, Lovecraft Country) and follows up the first-person shooter’s reveal trailer released in June.
From Battlefield: “Battlefield 4’s Kimble “Irish” Graves returns – no longer a Marine, but the commander of the No-Pat vessel Exodus, forced to choose between the lives of the 200 refugees on his boat and the future of all the Non-Patriated. Witness the events that will trigger an all-out war in this standalone short film set in the World of 2042.”
Client: Electronic Arts, DICE
Production: Important Looking Pirates
Director: Fredrik Åkerström, Marcus Kryler