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The Fanimatrix: Run Program (2003)

Video  |   |  Action, Sci-Fi, Short  |  27 September 2003 (New Zealand)
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A short fan-film that tells the story of two rebels, Dante and Medusa, as they enter the virtual prison world of "The Matrix" to execute a carefully created plan of espionage, distraction and cat and mouse.


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Credited cast:
Fasitua Amosa ...
Vaughan Beckley ...
Farrah Lipsham ...
Mike Edward ...
Bald Goth
Chris Rigby ...
Juggling Goth
Ben Butler-Hogg ...
Bouncer #1
Louis MacAllistar ...
Bouncer #2
Matt Bennett ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Daniel Beeching ...
Courtney Borthwick ...
Cameron Burns ...
Beth Caudwell ...
Alana Chang ...


Two rebels - Dante & Medusa - working off the Zion ship "The Descartes" enter the virtual reality prison world of the Matrix to retrieve top-secret information. In order to escape the unstoppable Agents of the Matrix, they devise a plan known as the "Run Program". One rebel breaks into the target building and hacks their systems for the information while the other picks a fight in a bar and creates a distraction to draw the attention of the Agents. However things start to not work out exactly the way they had planned... Written by Anonymous

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You can't fight, you can't hide, you can only...Run.


Action | Sci-Fi | Short



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27 September 2003 (New Zealand)  »

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$500 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Shot on MiniDV format on a Sony Handycam Camcorder (model TR-17E). The video footage was altered heavily in the post-production process and film lights with green gels were used to create a more filmic look. See more »


In certain shots of the Operator, you can see the edges of the Zion ship set and corridors and desks of the office building beyond in which the set has been built. See more »


Spoofs The Crow (1994) See more »

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The best fan film I've ever seen...
22 February 2004 | by (EL) – See all my reviews

This is probably the prodigy of all fan films. I've seen many, and the majority of them are awful. However, this was an exception. A beautifully done masterpiece.

I actually didn't hear about it until I was browsing IMDB. I came across the title, never heard of it before. Being a rabid Matrix fan, I immediately went in search of a download for it. I found it easily by just visiting their webpage.

The story is pretty brief. It's basically a side story of two side characters from the film moving on a side mission.

One great part about the film is that it's ran by experienced film makers (small or not). They got to do some work with the wires as well as a few special effects here and there. They obviously put loads of time working on this. They even filmed it in the same city of the first Matrix. Check out the site for more details on the making of. There's so much to it.

Don't watch it expecting a clone of The Matrix. Watch it expecting something new, but in the same style of the originals. Enjoy!

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