Chaos Rising is a film inspired by the Warhammer 40K co-created and co-produced by Charlie Parker, Graeme Carlyle, Graeme McEwan, Roy Murray, and award-winning VFX master Jack Fox. The independent film was funded by donations from Kickstart and has so far raised over $43.000.
However, the power behind Chaos Rising is a group of combat experts with skills and experience garnered in such films as Outlander, Game of Thrones, and projects led by Ridley Scott. The film is a short 49-minute action fantasy, based on the Warhammer 40K: Chaos Rising II.
The film draws obvious inspiration from the Warhammer Old World, with a central conflict between a Breton knight and northern Chaos marauders. The story begins within the fortified village of Breton, now under siege by the Chaos Warband. The battle begins during the revered “Holy Grail Day” celebration.
The city is taken completely by surprise, and Baron Heaubolt must challenge the formidable Chaos Marauder Skyehammer Clan. However, a glimmer of hope emerges with the timely arrival of Florian L’Anguille and his valiant knights. Will they stand a fighting chance against the besieging forces?
The indie film was shot at the renowned Duncarron Medieval Village in Scotland and draws viewers into a captivating tale of pride, malice, vengeance, and the profound consequences they bring forth.
The film is highly anticipated by the Warhammer gaming community although all necessary efforts have been made by the creators to avoid any infringement or copyright violations. All direct references to Warhammer, its content, wizards, and soldiers or cities have been removed and renamed.
Nonetheless, the fans are not misled, as the creators make no secret about their inspiration or the real story behind the film. For fans living in Scotland or close by, there will be a premier screening this Saturday, July 22, at Duncarron Medieval Village.