Fan Film Friday: Portal: No Escape

Welcome to Fan Film Friday!  Today I’m sharing with you an older film from August 2011, which I just happened to come across.  The Fan Film is called Portal: No Escape.

Portal: No Escape was directed by Dan Trachtenberg (who is actually directing films nowadays with the latest being 10 Cloverfield Lane), and is based on the video game series, Portal created by Valve Software.  On its very first day of release on YouTube, the film drew one million views!  That’s in one day!!

The plot is very simple . . .

A woman wakes up in a room with no memory of who she is or how she got there…

It’s an excellent Sci-Fan Film that for the most part is grounded with hints of special effect brilliance. If you have not seen this already, do yourself a favor and check out the 7 minute film below.

The recommendation is to watch in HD Fullscreen with the sound UP!


The woman who stars in the film is Danielle Rayne, who not only has worked on All My Children, but she played Sarah Conner in the Terminator 2: 3D show at Universal Studios Hollywood. This explains why I immediately thought of Sarah Connor when watching this film. From the fitness to the look, it’s all there and she does a fabulous job portraying a woman, unknowing of her surroundings yet discovers something fascinating.

Mike Zarin composes the music for the film, which I thought was great. He also did the music for the Inception trailer, who was responsible for that very loud blasting sound that is immediately recognizable.

I’m very happy to have stumbled upon this one this morning.  A highly recommended Fan Film!

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