Majora's Mask - Terrible Fate

Earlier today a fan film from a team entitled EmberLab hit the interwebs. There wasn’t much hype around it, as Majora’s Mask – Terrible Fate seeming came from nowhere. Well, I’m here to tell you that it’s absolutely spectacular.

“Nothing Can Withstand It’s Power…”

The short is entitled Majora’s Mask – Terrible Fate. It’s EmberLab’s “take on how the Zelda Universe could be realized in film.” Well, if this is what a possible Zelda feature could look like, sign me the hell up now.

The short, directed by Mike Grier, comes in at just over four and a half minutes. Majora’s Mask – Terrible Fate explores the “dark origin story” of Majora’s Mask ‘s Skull Kid. The story, briefly narrated by Masashi Odate as The Happy Mask Salesman, is a tragic one. The Salesman has the mask, of course, and is overcome by its power. Skull Kid, after joyfully and childishly playing with Tatl and Tael, comes across the Salesman after he’s been decommissioned by the Mask’s power. The rest, as they say, is history…

Those who have played Majora’s Mask know how the rest of the prologue plays out, but you have to watch this wonderful rendition for yourself. It’s really that damn good. Here is a list of names from the good folks at EmberLab that brought us this delight. Let’s hope we get to see more from them in the future:

Director: Mike Grier
Story Adaptation: Josh Grier
Animation Director: Hunter Schmidt
Mask Seller: Masashi Odate
Skull Kid: Joe Zieja
Cinematographer: Boa Simon
Lighting & Rendering: James Beck
Music & Sound: Theophany
Skull Kid Design: Nate Hallinan & Art of Vic
Skull Kid Model: Anders Ehrenborg
Majora’s Mask Model: Cordell Felix
Mask Seller Model: Carlos Oretga and Pedro Conti
Rigging: Chris Lesage
Animation: Jakob Christensen
Pre-Vis: Julie Griener, Rachel Beltran, Jacqueline Yee, Aharonit Elior, Taylor Reynolds

Growing up a 90's kid, Jeff found his love for gaming during Nintendo's heyday. Because of that, you could call him a "Nintendo Fanboy" (albeit a rational one) to this day. Outside of his passion for the gaming industry, he’s also an avid sports enthusiast (New York Giants and Philadelphia Phillies mainly) and enjoys quality/popular TV shows and movies.