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VIRTUALLY HEROES (2013)
Starring Robert Baker, Brent Chase, and Mark Hamill
Directed by GJ Echternkamp
Written by Matt Yamashita
Edited by GJ Echternkamp
Produced by GJ Echternkamp & Roger Corman
AKA VIRTUAL WARRIORS AKA WAR GAMERS
Once upon a time, Roger Corman, King of the B-Movies, took guerrilla filmmaking to 11 when he asked for an action script that would repurpose action scenes from late 80's Vietnam War movies in his library.
After he rejected the premise for a bird-watching Rambo, director G.J. Echternkamp and writer Matt Yamashita pitched VIRTUALLY HEROES, a high concept meta-videogame story that would make it possible to re-use the same stock footage multiple times.
VIRTUALLY HEROES was filmed on a shoestring budget during a 14 day shoot that made everyone, including the director, cry.
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