Fantastic fan film created using Element 3D by VFX Productions. Includes VFX Breakdown.

VFX Breakdowns

Tools used

Author Notes

In 1984 the upside down is spreading to military research centre's across the pond. The town folk of Rendlesham, England are conducting their 12th search in the forest for one of many recent disappearances. Unfortunately on this night one of the searchers discovers what is taking these victims.

I am a massive fan of Netflix's Stranger Things and wanted to make a short fan film to show my admiration for the show. I wanted to treat it almost like a spinoff set in England showing a connection between these research facilities around the world and the spread of the upside down as well as adding a new creature to the universe. Hopefully this tides fans over till season 3 is released :D

Shot on the Sony A7S II and using the Zhiyun Crane stabilizer.

Composited and color graded in Adobe After Effects CC using videocopilot's Element 3D V2
Character rigged and animated by Bradley Adams in Maya

Created by Ryan J Thompson
Character rigging and animation by Bradley Adams
Belle Mary Hithersay
Terence Lendrum
Steve Thompson
James Somerville
Sophie Curry
David Curry
Wendy Lendrum
Christopher Roux
Stuart Somerville
Anita Somerville
David Banks
Sara Castro
Coco and Lawrie the chocolate labradors


If you would like to submit a piece for inclusion in our INSPIRATION category please submit it to us here or tag #aescripts on Instagram.