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Mario Reimagined As An Indie Drama

by Phil Kollar on Sep 11, 2011 at 08:30 AM

What if you took the best parts of Mario -- mushrooms, goombas, saving the princess -- mixed it with the emotional gravity of Braid and then transformed it into a small indie drama of a movie? Here's your answer.

The silly two-minute trailer below was one of five bumper videos created to play before films during this year's South by Southwest film festival. It combines the nostalgia of everyone's favorite video game plumber with the kind of dark, anti-romantic storyline you'd expect to see in a movie playing at SXSW. Enjoy!

[Thanks to Trent for the tip.]