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The Shaman (2015)

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The dark year 2204, in a world that has seen 73 years of continuous war. A Shaman is sent on a mission to convert the soul of a giant battle colossus.


Marco Kalantari


Marco Kalantari
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Credited cast:
Danny Shayler ... The Shaman
David Sayers ... Lene
Susanne Wuest ... Soul of the Colossus
Edmund Jäger Edmund Jäger ... Commander
Adam Thomas Wright ... Kid Soldier
Anton Noori Anton Noori ... Shieldfire Master #1
Stefan Bernhard Stefan Bernhard ... Shieldfire Master #2
Erec O. Kozàr ... Priest (as Erec Ortmann)
Michael Rhys Michael Rhys ... Narrator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ina Chrudina Ina Chrudina ... Soul #3
Arnór Gunnar Hjálmarsson Arnór Gunnar Hjálmarsson ... Shieldfire Master double #1
Simon Jaritz Simon Jaritz ... Crying soldier
Samuel Jung ... Joshua as a kid
Alan Key Alan Key ... Soul #2
Sascha Merényi Sascha Merényi ... Special Force Soldier


The dark year 2204, in a world that has seen 73 years of continuous war. The face of conflict has changed. People kill people but they now rely on giant, intelligent battle machines to fight. Meanwhile, mankind has re-discovered the arts of magic and Shamanism and the Generals on both sides use well-trained spiritual warriors to face the threat of machines. Shamans have special senses; they are experts in all aspects of the "unseen" and the "beyond". They believe that every person, animal, plant and object has a soul. When crossing the border to the Netherworld, the Shaman can find this soul and interact with it. That is what makes him such a deadly, highly effective weapon. They can find and convert the souls of their enemies' giant battle machines in to psychological soul-to-soul confrontation. But Shamans are not invulnerable. They are just people and can be killed like anyone else. Shaman Joshua Van Kern and his squire Lene embark on a mission to convert a giant battle colossus ...

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Wonderful concept that would do well as a feature-length film

I remember seeing a teaser about this film on io9 and getting excited for it. Sure enough, when I finally watched this short, it didn't disappoint. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and would love to see the concept turned into a feature-length film. I was a bit confused when things seemed to change so much -- it reminded me a bit of Inception -- but after watching it again, I saw how it all tied together.

The quality of the music and costume/prop design should be commended -- I really enjoyed the shorts they made about that process as well.

I disagree with another commentator who criticized the acting, I thought it was poignant and well-done. Definitely commend the team for their hard work and hope to see more of this!

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Release Date:

18 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Шаман See more »

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2.35 : 1
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