Check out the trailer for the Half-Life-inspired short film titled Beyond Black Mesa. The entire project was made for a mere $1,200, and it looks better than most big-budget Hollywood movies out there.

According to the site's YouTube page, the short was directed by Brian Curtin, and this is just a taste of more to come:

This is the official trailer for Beyond Black Mesa - a short independent fan film Inspired by the Half-Life Video Game series. It centers around Adrian Shephard and a band of resistance fighters struggling to get out a warning about the impending invasion.

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