Imagine you're watching your favorite TV show when the airwaves are suddenly hijacked to show on-the-ground footage of a violent war your government told you didn't exist. It would probably be shocking and fear-inducing. That's how Capitol citizens must have felt when the District 13 rebels began their wave of propaganda, and that's how the audience feels in this Hunger Games fan film, MOCKINGJAY: BURN.
This short film was created by HBO Project Greenlight S4 finalists, Leo Kei Angelos (director) and Kristen Brancaccio (co-producer/actress). It was co-produced by some of the folks over at RobotUnderdog (the brilliant minds behind Dragon Ball Z- Light of Hope).
"We've been working on this fan film for a year. We wanted to recreate the District 8 bombing sequence (found in the 3rd Hunger Games book) using a found-footage style, making it completely immersive for the fans."
Adds Brancaccio (who starred as Katniss):
"We still haven't seen the Lionsgate MOCKINGJAY movie yet. We didn't want it to influence our vision in any way. But now that our fan film is out, I can't wait to see the official version and see how they line up!"
MOCKINGJAY: BURN also features Alex Albrecht (Diggnation, The Totally Rad Show), James Logan (Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Nick Uhas (Big Brother, Nickipedia), Hailey Bright (First Impressions) and Nick Apostolides (The Suffering).
You can reach the creators at [email protected]