Sunday, March 28, 2010

It's time! Time for the release of SANDS of FIRE - Part One.

It's been a long journey. A journey with lots of obstacles. But we finally made it! And we are very proud we did. Today, we present you the first part of a two part movie that will unfold the story of a captured American soldier. Watch the movie and witness the true horror that American soldiers experienced during the first Battle of Fallujah.

There are lots of fans and community sites that have been continuously supporting us but we had to make a choise and we 'exclusively' selected as first BF-community site to host our movie! They have supported us all these years and never turned us down, even during the more difficult times and we are very grateful for it. So here it is... SoF - Part One on

03/30/10 Update! - Streaming version Online!

Mirrors - 2GB MKV HD 720p (incl subs in ENG/GER/FRE/DUT/POL)
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[LRRP]Gravehunter said...

Hurraaay! :D Congratz guys

MANIAC-VVV- said...

I am so glad to have a 47in to watch this on!!

I cant belive its really really here...

Thank You Strupie and Donkey

For keeping the faith and never giving up!!

I sit here watching the DL and I still cant belive it.

Congrats Bro's!!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratz to Strupie and donkey!

Part I is Awesome! I really love it!


Tuner111 said...


DVD IQ Burning !!!

Thalis said...

was waiting ur stuff for 3years!
So happy...
Strupie, donkey... <3 :p

coyote37 said...

Congratz guys for your strongwill and your patience!

Anonymous said...

Good stuff. Now give me part 2! :)

Maximonster said...

Hey guys from SOF, it was EPIC, probably the best machinima i ever saw. Its like.. fucking awesome.. the 3d animations are kickass, the effects..astonishing, just awesome!.

I spotted one subtitling mistake and one bodybag dissapearing mid-scene, but hey, who's perfect?


LeeroyIGN said...

Congrats fella's! it was a honor and privelige being a guest in this!

Now go have a few beers :)

Alan said...

Hey Mates,

I really enjoyed watching this movie. Best machinima out there for sure! The word epic does not even come close in describing it :)

Thanks guys for all the hard work and patience.

Krazy (TUF) said...

wow, i never thought i would see the day. been watching this for years. i'm more shocked in ability to remember to keep up! first day i check in months and it is released today :D excellent! can't wait

Woodyman said...

Now that was an awesome film! BRING ON PART 2

Johnny Fortnight said...

downloading right now!!

tke395 said...

downloading right now have waited for this for YEARS!!!!

Anonymous said...

How can you burn it to a DVD without quality loss ? I assume most DVD players can't handle the MKV format...How did you do for your RC DVD ?

[DR] Makoez [NL] said...

Downloading right now.
Can't wait to get home and watch it. :D

Anonymous said...

this is so awesome.. downloading now. have been waiting this for years :D followed you in the forums. gongratulations for finishing this and thanks :) nobody can undesrtand how much work you did for this thing !

GeRgO said...

Thats great! We are hosting the file:

didi said...

Ah, there it is... and it's a beauty !
Really looking forward to part 2. Maybe in preview for the clan on big screen ? ;-)

Zokk said...

Great work guys, on everything; really amazing. The one thing that bugged me was the lack of credits for part 1. The voice acting is superb, and I'm interested to know who the actors were.

Anonymous said...

There's quite a lot voices taken from other games ;)

Anonymous said...

awesome!!! :-)

Dart Herohito said...

Beyond my expectations :)

Anonymous said...

the speechs are ripped from call of duty :( !

Gas (Merv) said...

Hey fellas .. try this again shall I ..

Sands of Fire .. most widely anticipated machinima release in years lived up to my expectations and more. The details and special effects layered in to this project is remarkable. What Danielle and Davy have achieved propels them in to new and never reached heights. Perhaps we should think of them more as Davy "Spielberg" Staelens and Danielle "Stone" Ciccone the creative visualization of this script has transformed this screenplay into a well-made motion picture. I had difficulty reminding myself that it was a machinima.

Breaking the movie down Oscar award style breaks down like this.

Music .. Justin R. Durban composer extraordinaire managed to create just the atmosphere the two directors wanted, I know Davy in particular is a huge movie score man and he wanted a Hans Zimmer feel to the project .. well let me tell you that and more was done. I personally loved it.

Score .. 10/10

Screenplay .. Knowing the movie is based on actual events .. ie .. the Battle for Fallujah which had already had a Hollywood movie planned in 2004 staring Harrison Ford "No True Glory: The Battle for Fallujah" from what I can find is still stuck in production or sitting on some shelve gathering dust. Davy and Dan(ielle) have somehow cobbled together a very believable script but with minimal dialoge, leaving most of the story to be told in a visual treat.

Score .. 9/10

Acting .. Acting here has to be split in to two sections those being "voice and players or gamers" .. the voice actors was what I had been most worried about coming in to my first viewing, I need not have worried at all, everyone who took part in this played their parts well .. so well that I would have believed you worked in the industry (it would not surprise me if these voices had been lifted of a movie). For the "gamers" part, again I take my hat off to all of you. I assume for the better part you all are in D & D's clan "LRRP", all of you looked as if you hit you're marks and did as directed by the awesome twosome. I know personally how hard it is to hit those marks sometimes.

Score .. 10/10

Visuals .. knowing what I know regarding making a machinima movie in Battlefield 2 makes this movie even more amazing to me. The camera actions and movements are smooth and seamless. Camera angles are even more impressive and well planned and executed.

Score .. 10/10

Lighting .. Lighting used in the movie creates an atmosphere EA Games could only have dreamed off. From the head and tail lights added to the hummvee and the sky lit up with fire and bombings in the distance. each time I view the movie I see something more amazing .. I can only the time and patience it took for you two to apply these to SoF.

Score .. 9.5/10

Special Effects .. Both Daniele and Dainius Gintalas created believable additional Battlefield footage (Dainius) and special effects such as the rainfall to the movie .. those added effects added an extra layer to the piece giving it more wow factor than the news of Tiger Woods digressions.

Score .. 10/10

Sound Editing .. Credit goes alone to Daniele for the stratum of sounds applied to the soundtrack .. nothing at all jars .. every sound used was applied with a single aim .. to make our viewing a simple pleasure. The soundtrack of a movie is so often disregarded by movie watchers but is just as an important piece of the jigsaw as the script or screenplay.

Score 10/10

One Sentence Review: Despite Battlefield 2 and it's draw backs, Sands of Fire manages to burn through even enough to appease a ticket price, what makes it better is it's FREE .. Davy & Dan easily managing the film's best reason for a second and third viewing.

One Word Review: Brilliance

StRuPiE said...

Wow, amazing review Merv, first detailed look I've seen so far.

I created a Review subforum so if you want you can go and post there, I'll be happy to point out some more details to your remarks!

David said...

Best video game movie ever.


Anonymous said...

best machina ever made. Need part 2 hurry ^^

Gas said...

My review is posted at the forum Davy .. look out for a little more news from me .. hopefully soon if things go right.

Gas (Merv)

Bizargh said...

Did you give YouTube user itzDeaMan permission to upload Sands of Fire to Because that's what he's gone and done, and ripped out your logo and credits and replaced it with his.

Bizargh said...

Nevermind, took it down.

But they do wish to contact you.

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