If you haven't picked up Jim Rugg and Brian Maruca's 2004 indie series "Street Angel," you're missing out on both a great comic and, apparently, the source material for a great little film. The quirky Slave Labor Graphics series, which chronicled the adventures of a homeless, 12-year-old skateboarding martial artist defending her turf in the ghetto of Angel City against mad scientists, ninjas, time-traveling conquistadors and various other baddies, has been turned into a short film by an Australian film school.
Go ahead and feast your eyes on the wild trailer for the film:
Directed by Lucas Testro and produced by Adam Bishop, "Street Angel" looks to be a lot of fun and, if there's any justice in the world at all, someday I'll actually be able to see it.
According to the "Street Angel" website, the short film has been nominated for a Golden Reel Award for sound editing in a student film and it will be screened later this month at the University of Southern California. Now, that's all well and good, but I'm on the East Coast. So, feel free to send a copy of the film my way, "Street Angel" crew -- I'd love to check it out.
There are more images from the film and downloadable content available on the "Street Angel" website, so be sure to sniff around there for more info.
Have you read "Street Angel"? What do you think of the trailer?