While wandering the mean streets of Western Philadelphia, Kung Fu dojo owner and “master” (Will) witnesses a terrible crime. A gang dressed in basketball jerseys brutally mugs an elderly woman in plain sight. Unable to contain himself Will steps in and attempts to use his Kung Fu skills to save the woman, but sadly Will is overwhelmed and killed at gunpoint. Months later Will’s young son Jaden, is sent to live with his aunt and uncle in Bel-Air, only he’s not alone!!
Even after watching Project S.E.R.A., I still have so many questions! The ten minute short film directed by Resident Evil editor Ben Howdeshell sprung to life this morning on YouTube, and damn is it good! Julia Voth (Lilith, Resident Evil, Bitch Slap) stars as Jill, in what could easily be described as a Reservoir Dogs-esque hostage drama with a zombie twist. Not only was it great to see Voth blast the undead and pick pesky locks (masterfully I must add), Project S.E.R.A. is one of the best short films I’ve seen in quite a while. Simply put, Howedeshell knows what he’s doing ; S.E.R.A. looks great, is well paced, and has gore in all the right places. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that there is more coming soon from the duo of Voth and Howdeshell, because I for one would kill to see a feature version of Project S.E.R.A. Enjoy!
It is unclear at this point if this project is in any way associated with the Resident Evil franchise. Voth as Jill? Perhaps a RE:6 viral tie in?