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Jul. 12, 2013by: Paul Shirey

We get a lot of cool video submissions of short films and the like and it can be a daunting task getting through them. Some days there just isn't time with the onslaught of stuff rolling in. Today, this one caught my eye and it's a cool spin on the "flying superhero" called THE FLYING MAN, which takes a mysterious individual with the gift of flight and turns him into a vigilante, using his powers of flight to wreak havoc on the criminals of his city. With all the hype over Superman killing Zod in MAN OF STEEL, this is kind of perfectly timed. The flying footage is terrific and reminded me of the flight sequences in CHRONICLE, which were also superb. It's a cool little short and something that I think could do very well in an expanded feature. The short is directed by Marcus Alqueres who shows some great skill in its execution.

Take flight!:

The Flying Man from Marcus Alqueres on Vimeo.

For more info on THE FLYING MAN, check out the website here!

Extra Tidbit: What do you think? Would you pay to see a feature length version of The Flying Man?
Source: Marcus Alqueres

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12:23PM on 07/15/2013

Spoiler?

I watch an independent short and come out with knowing the ending to Superman. Awesome. Thanks
I watch an independent short and come out with knowing the ending to Superman. Awesome. Thanks
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11:08AM on 07/15/2013
Kinda has the Chronicle vibe, would make for an interesting movie idea for sure.
Kinda has the Chronicle vibe, would make for an interesting movie idea for sure.
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1:07AM on 07/15/2013
Well, I guess I'll go into Man of Steel knowing Zod is killed off. Thanks.
Well, I guess I'll go into Man of Steel knowing Zod is killed off. Thanks.
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9:58PM on 07/14/2013
Dug it. Awesome how dark it was. He was kind of like A mysterious (and a bit frightening) Superman who had no regard for the rules. My kind of superhero flick.
Dug it. Awesome how dark it was. He was kind of like A mysterious (and a bit frightening) Superman who had no regard for the rules. My kind of superhero flick.
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7:41PM on 07/14/2013
Would definitely pay to see a full length version of this if the quality of the movie is anything like this short. Looks kind of like Batman with Superman's powers, from the criminal's POV. Scary and cool.
Would definitely pay to see a full length version of this if the quality of the movie is anything like this short. Looks kind of like Batman with Superman's powers, from the criminal's POV. Scary and cool.
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4:39PM on 07/13/2013
I dug it. Comes across more like a horror flick than an action film though. Was a little bummed when it ended where it did, kind of wanted it to keep going. This could easily be the opening sequence to a feature length movie about the driver's search to find out who or what the Flying Man really is.
I dug it. Comes across more like a horror flick than an action film though. Was a little bummed when it ended where it did, kind of wanted it to keep going. This could easily be the opening sequence to a feature length movie about the driver's search to find out who or what the Flying Man really is.
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10:44AM on 07/13/2013

creepy...but cool

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4:00AM on 07/13/2013

SPOILER

Thanks for ruining superman for me!

Good thing superman is a dork and The Wolverine is the movie I was really looking forward to this summer.
Thanks for ruining superman for me!

Good thing superman is a dork and The Wolverine is the movie I was really looking forward to this summer.
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3:58AM on 07/13/2013

spoilers?

I realize that almost everyone knows superman killed zod but for the people who don't know that that remark should be removed or at least tagged as spoiler~y. Good video though
I realize that almost everyone knows superman killed zod but for the people who don't know that that remark should be removed or at least tagged as spoiler~y. Good video though
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3:38AM on 07/13/2013
Pretty fly for a grey guy!

Superb work, not only from the director but from the two actors. It's a very clever concept and it's got a bit of that post-Slender Man horror feel to it which is very effectively executed. Alqueres has a background in visual effects and I'd love to see him be given a shot at directing a feature film. Perhaps a full-length version of this could have a couple of protagonists trying to get the bottom of the mystery as the truth behind the Flying Man slowly unravels.
Pretty fly for a grey guy!

Superb work, not only from the director but from the two actors. It's a very clever concept and it's got a bit of that post-Slender Man horror feel to it which is very effectively executed. Alqueres has a background in visual effects and I'd love to see him be given a shot at directing a feature film. Perhaps a full-length version of this could have a couple of protagonists trying to get the bottom of the mystery as the truth behind the Flying Man slowly unravels.
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2:11AM on 07/13/2013

Awesome!

This director created an astonishing amount of tension in a 9 minute short. This guy has some serious skill and showed a great flare for building suspense. Hopefully this will be a jumping off point to a new career and potentially an interesting, innovative voice in feature length films.
This director created an astonishing amount of tension in a 9 minute short. This guy has some serious skill and showed a great flare for building suspense. Hopefully this will be a jumping off point to a new career and potentially an interesting, innovative voice in feature length films.
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1:03AM on 07/13/2013

hahaha!

I love it, great stuff!
I love it, great stuff!
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12:10AM on 07/13/2013
I like the concept of a superhero movie where the superhero isn't the main character. This played almost like a horror movie with the Flying Man chasing down and killing criminals like a super powered Jason. The plot is probably a little too similar to Hancock but the execution makes it unique.
I like the concept of a superhero movie where the superhero isn't the main character. This played almost like a horror movie with the Flying Man chasing down and killing criminals like a super powered Jason. The plot is probably a little too similar to Hancock but the execution makes it unique.
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2:13AM on 07/13/2013
Like I said this had an incredible amount of tension for a short film and given the opportunity I would bet money this guy could make an amazing horror/thriller.
Like I said this had an incredible amount of tension for a short film and given the opportunity I would bet money this guy could make an amazing horror/thriller.
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10:00PM on 07/12/2013
Pretty neat concept! Chances between slim and none a feature would be made in the same tone.
Pretty neat concept! Chances between slim and none a feature would be made in the same tone.
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9:28PM on 07/12/2013
tidbit: Falling Man? This thing is called the Flying Man, not the Falling Man.
tidbit: Falling Man? This thing is called the Flying Man, not the Falling Man.
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9:37PM on 07/12/2013
Maybe it's Falling Man because he suddenly loses his power in mid air, hehe.
Maybe it's Falling Man because he suddenly loses his power in mid air, hehe.
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