Dead Island Trailer Shambles Backwards into Cannes, Wins Award

By Ryan Winslett in Gaming News, Videos
Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 2:00 pm
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You remember that super-awesome trailer released earlier this year for the upcoming zombie-kill-a-thon Dead Island?

 

Yeah, the one with the dead girl falling through a window in reverse. Oh! And then that slo-mo scene of the zombie getting its head nearly cut off. Oh-oh! And then that part where the zombie chick gets her arm hacked off.

 

Yeah. That was a cool trailer.

 

Anyway, it got a Cannes award.

 

Not to be confused with the film festival, the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is basically the same thing, only for creative advertising.

 

Whether you loved it or hated it, chances are the Dead Island trailer (embedded below) at least got you talking. I mean, people spent more time dissecting that three minute clip than they do talking about some full games.

 

The advertisement was put together by Axis Animation and brought home the Gold award in the category of Internet Film. We think that's rad.

 


Learn more at the Dead Island Wiki

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