Sorrows of The Spy - Episode one V3
 
 
Studio: OD-Ork-Boy
 
Review Count: 32
Average Rating: 5.0 stars
Genre: Sci-Fi
Length: 25 minutes 35 seconds
 
Posted on: May 7, 2008
 
 
Film Description
This film has been rated PG-13 for use of Alcohol and Tobacco, animated violence, and some brief use of crude language.

I suggest you watch Phantoms before watching this movie. You can see it here: http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/143442

2669: The next cold war is coming to a boiling point between the communist Liastrians and the Capitalist "Empire". Between the two, the Commonwealth, the mightiest Empire in the galaxy and led by the arrogant yet strongly telepathic Klovians, vainly attempts to maintain peace between humanity....

(PHANTOMS OVERVIEW; NOTE THAT THIS CONTAINS COMPLETE SPOILERS TO PHANTOMS). Sending their most elite squad of Commandos (The "Phantoms"), the LIA (Liastrian Intelligence Agency) conceived the goal to assassinate the politically powerful and to-be queen of the Imperial throne, Natasha Anderson. Unaware of her location, the Phantoms were forced to follow up on a suspicious link; documents apparently detailing the to-be queen's expected location for the next several months. This turned out to be a trap set by the Illuminati, who were testing the skills of their newly made "Illuminati auxiliaries". The Phantoms escaped with the documents, albeit with casualties. The documents themselves were, due to the over-confident foolery of a "Mister Sinchex" (A high ranking Illuminati), actually quite real; while not leading directly to Anderson, they did lead to an Imperial intelligence depot disguised as a barracks on a planet by the name of New Singapore which held a super-computer (of sorts) which showed the location of every Imperial politician in the Empire via implanted tracking beacons. The Illuminati sent a Kamikaze droid ship to track down the vessel (Known as "The Disciple") escorting the Phantoms and their stolen data and stop them from getting back to LPR space...
================================================================================

Credits

Cast

(Characters that have been marked with "*" are ones that appear in this episode, but not necessarily speak)

Rposhard - Dale Cooper*, Razer*
Howitzer - Fergan Godwyn*
Sparky1512 - Charles Anrea*
MefuneAkira - Barry Walker*
Sisch - Natasha Anderson
Killer_Actress - Nina Parker*
Moonshadow Rogue AKA "Flat Earth" - Cmdr. Verus Dassinger
JazzX - Emperor Jonathan Ferguson, Drunk*
Artorious - Sgt. Banes Persekel*
Meowan - Pvt. Alder Yeager*
OD-Ork-Boy AKA "Orky" - Pfc. Frank Bishop*, Zabarnacaus "Zabon" Claybraun*, Lord Krin'Sai, other voices.
Dark_lucia - Silvia Walker*
GoofParade - Mr. Sinchex*, Imperial Crewman*, Imperial Soldier 8
Nukester - Lt. Jero Jaimel
RJB2112 - Ensign Kayand*
BlazeLeeDragon - Captain Johan Kelmeraz*
DawnOfMan - Wounded Soldier
Pookashells - Newsman
AnotherNewDawn - Richard, Imperial Soldier 1
Jase180 - Vick
Kuroken - Imperial Soldier 6
Rileyman - Imperial Soldier 5
ForceFlow - Derrus
Deliriousstudios - Imperial Soldier 4
OcelotFilms - Military Announcer
TheFlyingDude - Natasha's Servant
Userjosh9874 - Liastrian Banker
================================================================================
Mod Credits (For this episode):

Rik-Vargard - K-7 Quarantine mods, Lizard - Sci-fi 3 bar, Frenhoffer - Frenho-Hotel bedroom, The_Richman - Sci-fi sound effects pack, Alphadrop - Sci-Fi Addon Pack, psyckosama - Sci-fi communicators, Tarison - Tarison's blue screen set, Dr_House - Blue screen scene mod, no scaffolding mod, Safetycopy - Overlays, Ozman69 - Siren noise, Rysto - Sets as props mod, Additional sound effects created by me using various methods. Most sound effects are available upon request. If I forgot one, please let me know :).
================================================================================
Music Credits (in order)

"Deal With it" - By StokeBob, downloaded from 8eyedbaby.com
"Testament" - by Capemedia, downloaded from Skinshack.com
================================================================================
Additional credits

Liam "Yin Yang" Strang, Charles "Zerofiles.exe/Zerodaimu" Krupp II, Conor "TheCurryLord" Attwood, Fred "Scarab Master" Van Houten, Ian "Alex" Graham, Jonathan "Purgatoryfire" Archer, Kenn "Kitten_Celeste" McNish, Mark "Loknar" Charters, and all of those who's real names I don't know that helped create the EOA universe and the original role-play that Sorrows of The Spy was based upon. This is for you guys.

- Orky
 
Reviews
- esegal

Wow that was amazing!
I liked every character of that movie, Of course the captain Barry Walker is my favorite. and I'm wondering what Cooper will do when/if he sees Natasha.
the editing and scene placement were superb!

Posted on July 15, 2008
- CaptainStrider

About time I watched this
Excellent work with this, great continuation, nice plot and some excellent dialogue with the characters. Great work by the VA's also.

Just brilliant, I regret leaving it so long to watch.
Strider Out!

Posted on July 3, 2008
- josephkw

The saga continues with great action and superb direction. I especially loved the fisticuffs sequence (I'm being careful not to give away too much of the story and surprises); that was excellent editing! We're ready for more!

Posted on June 23, 2008
- BiggsTrek

[STORY]: Here we have an interesting collection of diverse characters, mixed with a huge story and background.

[DIALOGUE]: I liked the (short-lived) touch of noir early in the film. And Mefune's acting (and lines) were just so much fun! In fact, the dialogue in general was superb.

[PRODUCTION]: The stylish intro was just the ticket to introduce this film (and continue the story from Phantoms). Just spot on through-out.

[SOUND]: There was a mix of really good touches in the sound department, and a mix of not so good. The changing captain's voice as heard through the PA system was done perfectly. But then there seemed to be a lack of background noices throughout the film. Some more ship "hums" etc would have been a nice touch. And did I notice a lack of some VOs at one point? Or was that telepathy?

[X-FACTOR]: The X here is the background story and general idea of this film (series). Just outstanding!

Simply put: I love this film!

Posted on June 21, 2008
- archerjon_89

Awesome movie orky! It's great to think that even after this long, the forefeathers of EOA-related stories are still going strong. I (Purgatoryfire) have begun speaking with Zero about finishing our respective novels, My Life of Charles Anrea novel is coming on awesomely and it's great to see you advancing the universe in the TMO world. Really good voice-overs, particularly Barry's and Charles' actors.
On to episode 2? When will this be done?

Posted on June 17, 2008
- Ellis07

Wonderfully created, especially the beginning. I thought it was very talented on how you intoduced the movie to us, it seemed highly perfessional and I must congratulate you on that! Also great intruging plot, that again was wonderfully created and very thoughtful.

What a cast! or shall I say an all-star cast! But anyhow, really well done from the voiceactors - they really know what their chracters well and they protrayed that magnificently. I also like to point out that I admire the freecam - it was really creative and highly perfessional.

Overall, I found this movie highly creative movie with an exciting cast - in fact, I think they nicked the movie! Five star!

Posted on June 17, 2008
- DanielH20

This movie is excellent!! Great cast, great story and very well directed! 5 Stars!

Posted on May 30, 2008
- dude123456HasReturned

Teh Poptart Kid's Review Corner

Woah...You've certainly came a long way since the beginning of Sorrows of the Spy. I was entertained to the fullest.

A well-directed production, with excellent voice overs from the cast. Wonderful music choices, and a unique story to back it up.

Huzzah to you, Orky! Huzzah!

5 stars all the way!

TPK

Posted on May 22, 2008
- goofparade

An excellent and most ambitious production that features a tremendous cast delivering well crafted dialogue set to stunning visuals and well chosen music.
This story is deep and expansive! Kudos on your achievement Orky and good luck with episode 2.

Posted on May 22, 2008
- artorious

Brilliant piece of work Orky. It's utterly amazing. Just angry at myself that it took me so long to watch it.

Posted on May 13, 2008
- sexy_gal

Excellent beginning - can't wait for the next episode! I stupidly watched it before watching Phantoms, but your description helped me understand it well enough to know the storyline etc. I loved how the little music there is in the film, is very well placed too!
xxx

Posted on May 12, 2008
- CHEWBACCAEISA

BRAVO ARTISTA!!!.
�?S LA MEJOR HISTORIA DE CIENCIA FICCI�?N, QUE HE VISTO NUNCA.
LA DIRECCI�?N �?S INCREIBLEMENTE BUENA, LOS DI�?LOGOS Y LOS EFECTOS DE SONIDO SON EXCELENTES.
ME QUITO EL SOMBRERO!!!. UN TRABAJO DE PRIMERA.
ESPERO QUE SAQUES MUY PRONTO LA CONTINUACI�?N DE ESTA PEL�?CULA.
ME HAR�?A ILUSI�?N QUE VIERAS Y VOTARAS MI PEL�?CULA "TIERRA DE VALENT�?A".
GRACIAS POR TODO, AMIGO.

Posted on May 12, 2008
- BenTuttle90

Congratulations, you have been nominated for four BenTuttle90 awards.

Best Writer
Best Director
Best Movie
Best Sci-Fi

Posted on May 11, 2008
- killer_actress

I love it. I am truely privledged to be part of this amazing project. Keep it up!

Posted on May 9, 2008
- ubernewbie

On an epic story like this, we can tend to focus on the large view and forget the small things. A rich tapestry of empires and men. Very 'DUNE'esque with rivals amongst the houses. Some witty dialogue from the Han Solo like character and some nice set dressing. My only problem was with the set dressing's placement as there was frequent clipping issues; for me, these removes the person from a local and puts them on a stage, it doesn't seem 'real'. And the other was military protocol; it's not common practice to leave an ensign in command, alone, on the bridge of a warship. the minimum would be a lieutenant or more likely a Lt Cmdr, if the first officer was not available.

But a solid effort, which i think tended to drag at the end.

Posted on May 9, 2008
- MefuneAkira

GREETINGS FROM L.M.A.O. STUDIOS!

How cool? Ya, that cool!

I had so much fun watching this first installment. It reminded me of serials like Flash Gordon, The Shadow and Indian Jones. Lots of smart and fun dialog, loads of interesting characters and a rich story! The sound effects were really noticeable and I'm impressed the level of detail.

My only criticism would be that I would liked to have hear more music throughout the film.

Overall, a very entertaining blast off to an intriguing and well produced series!

Bring on Episode 2!!

Mefune Akira
L.M.A.O. Studios

Posted on May 9, 2008
- nexusinteract

Hey, this was great! The title and backstory is still convoluted, but it's still actioned-packed.

Posted on May 8, 2008
- TheFlyingDuDe-Films

Very very well written! The story is very well crafted and very interesting, not to say intriguing. Same for the Characters, which are very well casted and very well delivered by each and every actor. Furthermore the music and the mods did a great job on creating the right atmosphere. =)

However like every film it had it's faults. One thing that I noticed over the whole film is sometimes unfitting scene choose and/or unfitting camera work. I think sometimes there were a few to much cuts to different cam angles, but thats personal taste I guess. Some sound effects weren't fitting, but only slightly, nothing to really worry about.The last thing is I thought "what the f*" when that elite guy who beat the whole crew(nearly) up pulled out an revolver... that seemed really really strange to me in the middle of all the sci-fi.

Through that world you've created is fascinating! It's were presents meets future. it was hard at first to get used to see a guy with the detective costume next to the sci-fi costume and still take it serious, but somehow it seems to work and it even seems more and more realistic the more I think about it. We will keep certain traditions and there will always be conservatives living side by side with the new trends. Certainly it is very well crafted!

Keep up the good work Orky! =)

Posted on May 8, 2008
- icetray86

This film was amazing, jawdropping, and best of all, it rocked!

Could you check out mine? THey're not as good as this, but still decent.

Posted on May 8, 2008
- deliriousstudios

I thoroughly enjoyed that. The characters were very interesting. Everything seemed to work very well together.

Good job!

Posted on May 8, 2008
- Howitzer

The universe of the Empires of Ambition carries on, and we join Cooper, Walker and Silvia as they're dragged into a highly volatile political situation - meeting friends, foes and visiting all sorts of interesting places!

Episode 1 of Sorrows of the Spy has it all! Deep emersive storyline, a huge array of original characters, fantastic acting by all involved (Especially RPO, Mefune, Sparky and Lucia!) and visually masterful.

I loved your use of alternating angles to keep the suspense and add your own original style to the presentation. All of the editing was spot-on! You chose very carefully the movements of the actors in the scenes which just shows your devotion to presentation!

The music, when used, was perfectly chosen and placed - most noticed in the introduction of Cooper. I was glad that you chose to keep the movie virtually music free, however, to make it all the more believable.
Also your use of sound is wonderful! I enjoyed the amplified use of specific sound effects, especially in the fight scene - it gave it that extra intensity.

Overall this is a fantastic success! Well Done Orky!!

Now, on to New Singapore...

Posted on May 8, 2008
- casserik

Sorrows of The Spy is an incredible series Orky. Visually a lot the scenes seemed bland, But thats only my opinion. However it was the acting and story that really impressed me. I hope you'll be able to continue these episodes on this level quality. I'll be waiting to see what Cooper does in episode two. Five stars.

Posted on May 7, 2008
- MoonshadowRogue

awesome!

Episode one gives out a promise that Sorrows of the Spy would even transcend The Phantoms with its top notch movie-making :)

The Upsides: The movie is well paced, immersive from the very first moment. Set dressing, customes and modified sets are excellent. the introduction of a complex global-politic situation (Liastria-Empire-Commonwealth relations) is done masterfully. Voice Actors do their parts well (I liked Walker and Anrea in particular) and I can honestly say the episode ended leaving me cringing for more. Use of freecam at odd angles was very very good, man

Downsides: None that I can think of


5 stars, two thumbs up, kudos and encore

Posted on May 7, 2008
- userjosh9874

This was very well done, Orky! The camera work and editing here were very professional. The universe you have created for this film is very immense and involving- it actually feels real! Your use of mods and set dressing greatly complements this- as does your cast! You've got a wonderful cast of talented VA's here! RPO, Dark_Lucia, Sparky, and the rest all gave very strong performances! This truly intriguing masterpiece had me on the edge of my seat the whole time! What kind of monster would give this anything less than five stars?!

And I'm no monster- so five stars for you! :P

Posted on May 7, 2008
- RPOSHARD

I don't tend to write reviews for movies I am in as I think it pretentious to praise a film that I was a part of. Acting aside, this was an amazing film to watch and fully deserving of the 5 stars considering the problems you had with the dreaded sound bug. As I read the script the first time, I tried to visualize what this movie would look like -- I can only say you surpassed everything I imagined.

Outstanding job!

Posted on May 7, 2008
- K4Ownzall

Thus far, an intriguing story loaded with a cargo ship full of characters. Everybody it seems has an angle! Who is that and what are they doing? Kudos to Killer Actress. Sounds are always a plus if balanced. This 1st Episode is a good one as it seemed a short movie! That's to your credit! Way to go ORKY! ===K4===

Posted on May 7, 2008
- Staree_Movies

OD ORK BOY WE LOVE YOU...

An absolute masterpiece!

-Staree

Posted on May 7, 2008
- bricksfilms

Good show old boy! You created a wonderful universe full of unique and interesting factions and characters, all of which were excellently protrayed and acted. The editing was quite good and the music selection and placement, althoguh brief, was well done, not to menion a nice use of costumes, sets, and set dressing.

Posted on May 7, 2008
- nukester

Sorrows of the Spy - Episode 1 is a fantastic start to this series managing to lay down the foundations of the universe,it's story and the characters within it all!

I was drawn into it's setting straight away with your mixed use of free-form dialogue and monologue styled themes. The dialogue was fresh and witty and the comedic scenes well and truly shone throughout. A typical example of this was the discussion between Godwyn and Walker with the climax of the discussions being abruptly cut,which leads me on to the editting.

I would have to say this film had some great moments and these were effective due to the effort and creativity you put into editting. Timing is the key with everything and you managed to not only pace the story of episode 1 well, but you managed to provide an excellent fight sequence, which was very well executed. From the quick fire cuts to the sharp crisp sound effects, you were able to create a high tempo scenario that was both believable and enjoyable.

Sound effects were a big part of this film and for the most part, they worked very well. I loved your use of sfx to portray the more subtle ambiences and effects such as reverb for the comms links and characters footsteps running fading away rather than just coming to a full silent halt. There were some times where I felt the sfx were a little out of place and this was due to the volume levels. An example would be the alarm earlier on in the film, as there were times when it was less quiet where as there were other times when It was so loud I found myself re-adjusting the volume on my computer. These minor niggles however did not detract from my viewing or entertainment.

There were some great performances by the cast involved in this episode and the characters were brought to life with some great moments, once again the comms discussion between Godwyn and Walker was a memorable moment, not to mention the almighty Sinchex and Co.

Overall Episode 1 sets the tone for better things to come and I eagerly await the next installment, but until then....

Nuke Well for the Spies!!!!

Posted on May 7, 2008
- derbyrams

WOW! That was superb Orky!! A really great epic, the story was really good.
Everyone in the cast was great, a special mention goes out to Rposhard for playing 2 roles in this movie which were utterly amazing, tremendous performances from him there and tremendous performances all around!!!!
The movie was a visual feast, the camera work was very, very good.
You edited this movie to a high standard, very much a faultless movie.
This was a really enjoyable 25 and a half mins, it was a really great ride, not a dull moment throughout at all. Great work overall dude!
Overall: 10/10
A very well done sci-fi which has both a great story, great characters, much more but on top of that a really great feast for the eye!
Really looking forward to Part 2. Fantastic movie Orky! Well done.
I give this my Highly recommended Sci-fi movie award and two big thumbs up!
Astonishing work!!!!!

Posted on May 7, 2008
- lionchild

Very good!
Please rate:
GM (Part 1)
The Starship (Episode 1)
Strange Aliens

Posted on May 7, 2008
- sparky1512

What a fantastic start to the series. Everything worked so well - editing, sets etc were spot on, va's all did a great job and your writing is original and involving. Wonderful use of sounds, although i found many of the footsteps a little loud, distracting and unrealistic, but apart from that minor gripe i thoroughly enjoyed this. You managed to keep the viewer interested and involved for the full 25 minutes, and that is no mean feat.

Very well done

cheers

Posted on May 7, 2008