In anticipation of The Last of Us II, we were asked to create a compelling short film depicting the main characters Joel and Ellie as they retell their dramatic story chronicled in the original game.
This emotional “Previously On” would be engaging for both newcomers and loyal fans — a twenty minute short film that brings the masses up to speed on the story of The Last of Us. Highlighting the drama, tone, and strength of the characters and story, the film would serve as a strong bridge to The Last of Us Part II. Not unlike the Blade Runner animated films and The Animatrix, the ask was to employ a distinct style that will vastly differentiate the animation from the gameplay.
Our proposal was to reinterpret each of the chapters of the game with a unique visual treatment. Using singular narrative device would allow us to bridge the styles and travel seamlessly between the past and present. Ultimately Sony decided not to move forward with this project.