Hotline Miami Short Film Starts Indiegogo Project to Bring the Game to Life

on September 3, 2013 7:07 AM

The first line of text on the Indiegogo page for this violent but stylish project says it all: “Imagine if Memento met Pulp Fiction in the neon-lit Miami of the 1980s.”

Saman Kesh, a SXSW award-winning writer and short-film director, has started a crowd funding campaign on Indiegogo to direct a short film based on 2012’s surprise indie hit, Hotline Miami. A top-down beat-’em-up heavily inspired by the visuals and culture of 1980s Miami, Hotline Miami already has some cinematic roots (with being heavily inspired by Nicholas Winding Refn’s 2011 film, Drive), but Kesh aims to make his short film adaptation of Hotline Miami “a thrilling, character driven narrative: fueled with revenge, love and all the sexy violence you could ever want.”

The project was officially created on August 28th, 2013 and currently has $1,700 of its $50,000 goal, with funding open until September 28th to successfully back and finance the project. You can check out more about the project here at its official Indiegogo page, or check out the trailer below.

Hotline Miami was originally released in October 2012 on PC, with ports on Mac and for PS3/Vita released earlier this year.

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Ryan is the Features Editor at DualShockers, with over five years' experience in the world of video games culture and writing. He holds a BA in English & Cinema from Binghamton University, and lives in New York City.