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Cool Videos: Mixed martial arts short The Forge is both moving and impressive

05.09.2013by:
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At first, this concept struck me as a little strange; A suicide prevention video tied into a mixed martial arts short? But, I was compelled to watch nonetheless, especially after hearing the emotional story involved in its production. And, I'm glad I did. THE FORGE is an uplifting, exciting, beautifully shot and cut short that delves into the inner struggle that many fight daily to keep their head above water, especially those affected by thoughts of suicide and depression. Produced by Eric Lim, who financed the film with money his sister left him when she committed suicide with the instruction that he use the money to pursue his filmmaking dream, THE FORGE is powerful statement about overcoming your inner demons.

The short was directed by Stephen Reedy, who was nominated for an MTV movie award for his short UNDERCUT and cut trailers for TRANSFORMERS and SMOKIN' ACES. Rainn Wilson's SoulPancake You Tube Channel is hosting the short, which the actor passionately supports, saying:

The Forge is an incredibly rich and powerful film. The entire SoulPancake family was moved by Eric Lim's story and his love for his sister. Death is such a universal experience, but when a life ends too soon, it can be hard to express that grief. This film expresses those feelings beautifully, and we're grateful that Eric and Stephen Reedy have chosen to partner with our channel to share this with the world.

Check it out:

Source: SoulPancake

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7:01PM on 05/09/2013

Incredibly Powerful

I'm at a loss for words. All I can say is, I really needed this. I think I just saw my sign.
This is very poignant but beautiful. Well done, guys.
I'm at a loss for words. All I can say is, I really needed this. I think I just saw my sign.
This is very poignant but beautiful. Well done, guys.
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4:35PM on 05/09/2013

That was awesome...

And carries a really good message :)
And carries a really good message :)
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12:48PM on 05/09/2013

Of Course

Of course this is amazing... my buddy Stephen Reedy made it.

But in all seriousness the guy does just amazing work and, as this piece showcases, is much more about creating something that matters over getting rich. Glad to see this finally completed.
Of course this is amazing... my buddy Stephen Reedy made it.

But in all seriousness the guy does just amazing work and, as this piece showcases, is much more about creating something that matters over getting rich. Glad to see this finally completed.
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12:28PM on 05/09/2013
Wow, that was more poignant than I expected. Very well put-together, it was so brave and very honourable of Eric Lim to put this out there and I hope big things come Reedy's way. I am sure Eric's sister would be very, very proud.
Wow, that was more poignant than I expected. Very well put-together, it was so brave and very honourable of Eric Lim to put this out there and I hope big things come Reedy's way. I am sure Eric's sister would be very, very proud.
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11:57AM on 05/09/2013

Wow...

This was really well done! Good on you, sir. Emotional, visually stunning, well worth the watch.
This was really well done! Good on you, sir. Emotional, visually stunning, well worth the watch.
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