XBOX  //  BRIGHT FALLS




Live-action trailer for the six-part prequel to the Xbox game "Alan Wake." Set in the fictional town of Bright Falls, the series showcases the dark events that transpire before the game's main character arrives.

*Winner of 2011 One Show Silver Pencil and D&AD Yellow Pencil Awards

Client: XBOX
Agency: Agencytwofifteen
Directed and co-written by Phillip Van


EPISODE 1: "OH DEER"




Reporter Jake Fischer arrives in Bright Falls, surveying the late-night culture at the Oh Deer Diner while prepping for his interview with Dr. Hartman. On the way to his motel, he encounters a very strange deer.


EPISODE 2: "TIME FLIES"




After a sleepless night, Jake returns to the Oh Deer Diner for an awkward meeting with Ellen, his former flame. At Dr. Hartman's lodge, things go south when during his interview, Jake blacks out and has a disturbing vision.


EPISODE 3: "LIGHTS OUT"




Jake wakes after another blackout, alone in the woods behind his motel. Turning to Ellen for help, she warns that he should leave town. Meanwhile, Sam the motel owner discovers that someone's breaking his lights and decides to fix the problem.


EPISODE 4: "OVERNIGHT"




Jake witnesses a rabid local woman attempt to break a streetlight then attack Deputy Mulligan. Enduring another blackout, Jake discovers evidence that he was somehow involved in Sam's abduction.


EPISODE 5: "OFF THE RECORD"




In bad shape, Jake seeks guidance from Dr. Hartman, but leaves when the doc almost triggers another blackout. Desperate, Jake binds himself to his motel fridge, recording the events that follow.


EPISODE 6: "CLEARCUT"




In the wake of his alter ego's latest destruction, Jake is paid a visit from Deputy Mulligan, who lets him off the hook, barely. Distrusting his ability to leave town, Jake enlists the help of Ellen, leading to a disturbing conclusion.




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