HELSREACH: The Movie - Vol. 1

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So I’ve had a bunch of requests for this and I figured with 10 episodes in the can, now would be a good time to do it. I took the opportunity adjust some audio that was bugging me (yes I punched up the Titan in part 10!) and edit out a couple bad frames here and there. I also adjusted the beginnings and endings to help the episodes blend into each other a little more seamlessly. I haven’t adjusted the “look” of any of the parts, however. I shot each episode specifically for how it would end up being filtered in post, and it would be an absolute nightmare to make the first episodes look like the last few, or vice verse. I also think that the evolving look has really been part of journey; When I started I wasn’t even sure I was going to be able to manage lip sync, I had next to no props/models (it only took 9 parts to get Steel Legion models) and never thought in a million years anybody would watch it. But here we are! So enjoy. I can’t believe I’ve made a feature film’s worth of material (It’s 20 minutes longer than the Ultramarines movie!) We’ll do this again after part 20. And 30. ----------------------------- This fan work is 100% unofficial and in no way endorsed by Games Workshop. Voiceover is from the audio book Helsreach. If you enjoy it consider purchasing the novel or audiobook and supporting Games Workshop. http://www.blacklibrary.com/all-produ... Made with Source Filmmaker. Music and sound effects provided by https://audiojungle.net/ Music used: https://audiojungle.net/item/dark-epic-cinematic-trailer/7932943 https://audiojungle.net/item/medieval-monk-requiem/7747266?s_rank=1 https://audiojungle.net/item/dark-forces-epic-hybrid-trailer/8545480 https://audiojungle.net/item/epic-hybrid-orchestral/12603562 https://audiojungle.net/item/epic/12071521 https://audiojungle.net/item/super-hero-rising-trailer/14313917 https://audiojungle.net/item/cinematic-dark-trailer/16988307 https://audiojungle.net/item/ominous-breath-drone/19697402 ttps://audiojungle.net/item/intense-trailer/20162767 https://audiojungle.net/item/dark-medieval-underscore/9270224 https://audiojungle.net/item/scifi-cinematic-theme/7042413 https://audiojungle.net/item/epic-motivation-victory/20093079 https://audiojungle.net/item/action-trailer/20313533 https://audiojungle.net/item/epic-underscore/8234627 https://audiojungle.net/item/terror-rising/2977353 https://audiojungle.net/item/surreal-atmospheric-cinematic-underscore/20759776 https://audiojungle.net/item/deception-epic-trailer/13138636 https://www.positionmusic.com/login/required/#/track/Nzk1OTM1LWY2MDgzYQ https://audiojungle.net/item/epic-emotional-choir/19997043. https://audiojungle.net/item/rhapsody/5296201 https://audiojungle.net/item/dramatic-choir/98503 © Copyright Games Workshop Limited 2017. GW, Games Workshop, BL Publishing, Black Library, Forge World, Citadel, White Dwarf, The Horus Heresy, The Horus Heresy Eye logo, Space Marine, 40K, Warhammer, Warhammer Digital, Warhammer 40,000, the ‘Aquila’ Double-headed Eagle logo, Warhammer Age of Sigmar, Battletome, Stormcast Eternals, and all associated logos, illustrations, images, names, creatures, races, vehicles, locations, weapons, characters, and the distinctive likenesses thereof, are either ® or TM, and/or © Games Workshop Limited, variably registered around the world. All Rights Reserved.

Comments from Youtube

EmoDuck13 : This randomly came up as a recommended video. Probably the closest thing to a miracle I've ever experienced.

Rafael Mieses : What really frightens grimaldus? 9 days of just doing logistics

Chris Vellucci : I don't know why GW can't do something anywhere close to this masterpiece. This is by far the best animated WH40k piece I have ever seen. You should be making millions...

O G : Happy GW is backing this dude!

Chapter Master Valrak : Richard, please. Stop this! There is only so much awesome I can take, brother!!!!

First Captain Valerius Rensorfen : HAVE YOU SAW ME TODAY GRIMALDUS? Yes.. it's impossible not to see you IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO KILL ME AS WELL

Samuel : "WITH BLADE AND BOLTER........WITH FAITH AND FIRE" why did that give me a chill?

Aaron242 Twin : Second to my previous statement Grimaldus's speech is epic and stirring. I feel my heart quicken at it, and I am a member of Her Majesty's Royal Navy. I have once before had a speech from a chaplain have such fire and brimstone, this was at the start of the 2nd war in Iraq. I was young and easily lead, as are we all at that age, but our chaplain gave a sermon from the upper level of or hangar. The reaction was not so dissimilar from the speech mentioned above... Richard you have nailed it!!!!

TheLegendOf Arthur : When the titan comes into shot at 32:15, I'm literally crying. The scale, the visuals, the camera angles, the sound design and the score are all so beautiful... I don't have the words. That shot is one of the most evocative pieces of cinematography I have EVER seen.

Christopher Buckley : my wife looking at me as the Ork corpses are thrown from the walls of Helsreach, "Are you crying?!" Me= "It's just so beautiful" 57:00

Timmy T : Seriously, fans make FAR better movies these days compared to multi-million dollar Hollywood movies. I don't know how you did all of this amazing work Richard Boylan, but by Emperor, keep it up. *stand ovation*

Mike D : A simple fanfic, this is not. Your work on this is very evident with each stroke of your pencil, brush, or key. I've never seen it's equal, and I've seen an awful lot of fan fiction. This is professional grade work. Outstanding content man. You've got a new subscriber.

kubzos : I like how he is not removing his helmet every 5 second

Corporal Khorneflakes : never before have flashlights and bayonets been so badass

Chief Jericho : _This_ is how you make a 40K movie. Simply stunning quality.

peter wilkins : I loved this book and could not imagine a better visual representation of Grimaldus, Invigliata, and the sheer magnitude of the invasion. You sir are insanely talented my friend.

AlhazredTheMad : "I will die on this world. I cannot tell where this conviction comes from. Whatever birthed it is a mystery to me, and yet the thought clings like a virus, blooming behind my eyes and taking deep root within my mind. It almost feels real enough to spread corruption to the rest of my body, like a true sickness. It will happen soon, within the coming nights of blood and fire. I will draw my last breath, and when my brothers return to the stars, my ashes will be scattered over the priceless earth of this accursed world: Armageddon. Even the name twists my blood until burning oil beats through my veins. I feel anger now, hot and heavy, flowing through my heart, and filtering into my limbs like boiling poison. My hands curl into fists. I am strong: born only to slay for the Emperor and the Imperium. I am pure: wearing the blackest of the black, trained to serve as a spiritual guide, as well as a war leader. I am wrath incarnate: living only to kill until finally killed. I am a weapon in the Eternal Crusade to forge humanity's mastership of the stars. Its strength, purity, and wrath will not be enough. I will die on this world. I will die on Armageddon."

Amenti : Why won't this damnable button permit me to thumbs up this video more than one measly time?

Cato Sicarius : GW hire this man! We want 40K animated movies

kerbal666 : If there is anything that convinces the larger media that 40K can be taken seriously and not just a silly plastic board game for nerds. THIS IS IT! Incredible!!!

James Del Duca : Congratulations on going official with Angels of Death! I will purchase

Sugewin : Why does Helbrect sound like he's Space Waluigi?

The God Emperor Of Mankind : Superior tale of the second war of Armageddon. The black and white gives it the black templar feel

Green Bananas : "I lost interest when the numbers went past what I could count on my fingers" That is the most truly infantry thing I've ever heard in fiction.

The Less-Than-Good Hunter : When Grimaldus said, “Don’t leave me here,” it made me feel for him. Despite all the augmentations, training, and indoctrination, underneath all that armor and supposed fearlessness he didn’t want to die there. He didn’t want to have himself and his brothers to pass on and be forgotten in the undulating tides of the horrors that where about to consume the world. Pretty sad stuff, man.

Agnarr Salventius : How in the Emperor's name did it take me ten months to find this?

Andrew Vincent : Helms Deep on hardcore mode. I love it

ggsjags : Stuff like that makes you wonder, just how awesome a full fledged cinematic 40k universe would be. With hollywood running out of ideas, i feel like this needs to happen.

Raziel Uchiha : Why can't creators like you be the real stars of YouTube? The universe is ruled by chaos indeed, but, for the Emperor, we march on!

paaatreeeck : I think Clint Eastwood could pull of the Role of Commissar Yarrick, couldn't really imagine anyone else

Kyle Atkins-Weltman : This is easily the single greatest 40k fan product I have ever seen. A thing of beauty. For real.

Taro Masuda : I‘ve never posted anything here on YouTube but this „Fan-film“ forces me to. This is just gloriouse. It really catches the mood and the epicness of the 40k universe. After the end of the project „ the lord inquisitor“ I laid my hope to rest in regard of an awesome representation of the 40k universe and than I stumbled over this jewel. I can not thank the team enough who work on this Film. I love the art of the animation in the first parts. This is really something unique. I can not wait for the next chapters. Keep up this impressiv job. „ The emperor protects“

Rem Frolov : I am from Ukraine, and I looked at this work of art and I am amazed to the depths of my soul. Huge respect to you for such awesome work. It's just a masterpiece, the level of the graphic novel which I oche touched. Perhaps this is the best video that watched over the past 5 years, despite the fact that I'm not a fan of Warhammer. Respect for the author of such a work. Now I will wait for the continuation ...

Tom Eis : 1:10:45 hahaha - This is a magnetic field stabilizer housing - "What does it do?" - It houses the stabilizer for the magnet field In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only ... stupid questions!!

Alexandru von Carstein Zarovich : I love how Grim is such a pardon me for saying a renegade when it comes to the rules! :D "Screw the Codex, I trying to win a war!"

bert bvdemier : I just realised that when Guilliman gives the Black Templars Primaris marines he also gives Hellbrecht the same mission Helbrecht gave Grimaldus: he orders Helbrecht the mission to defend a number of Shrine worlds. So all I want in this new fluff is Grimaldus being extremely snarky towards Hellbrecht during the Shrineworld Crusade

qcp : This is great, but the opening scenes of the battle remind me of the "Take On Me" video. I'm calling it Waaagh-ha.

Wolf Hammer : Richard (shaking like a junkie). It's been two months brother. I'm licking the screen with volume 1. Where is Episode 11?

Sylvan Adams : "I will die in this world" hey that sounds like Sean bean

LT-DANS-B3ARD : Can you imagine Devastation of Baal in an animation like this?

joe laroche : 11:28 ``outta tha way Boy`` 11:31 ``Woz tha...`` 11:43 ``MOTHA ZOGGIN` YARRICK``

Łukasz Witkowski : Delightful. So good to know someone actually understands 40k, so much better even than Games Workshop. So good we have accessible technologies that day that let people like you, Richard Boylan, put enormous amounts of effort to get enormous results like this. Great idea with letting out single episodes and combining them into a volume from time to time. I'm definitely looking forward for more.

timeninja888 : I actually love how it comes more clear as it goes on. It’s like Grimaldus’ haze and dark mood fades and he comes to clarity as the war begins.

nerfbatnow : I really hope your work inspires others to create more W40k media, the fanbase desperately needs more artists like yourself. It pleases the Emperor of Mankind, I know this!

WarGamerGirl : This was Amazing!  Great job =)

Goblin Eye : Apart from a thousand accolades on everything in this, many bonus plusses for actually making the Guards guns saw PEWPEWPEW!!!!

Patrick Cassidy : Marshall Helbrecht: You will not refuse this honor. Grimaldus: ok..

SamZappo : Freakin love Grimaldus and the Templars. "You're objection is noted...and duly ignored."

emptank : Yarrik, a man so badass, he bolted a piece of xeno tech to his arm AND NO ONE QUESTIONED IT not only that, but Ork tech needs the power of the WAAAAGH to function properly, which normally requires a whole lot of Orks to be in the area to gather the psychic energy, but his power klaw arm works regardless. So presumably, Gork, or perhaps Mork, looked down on the man as he gutted that Ork warboss and said to themselves "I loik is style" and permanently diverted the power of the WAAAAGH to keep it running. AND NO ONE QUESTIONS THIS EITHER