Deep in the heart of an ancient woodland, one boy must confront a terrible creature born from legend.
Produced by RedGate Films from the 2009 Penny Arcade comic of the same name, LOOKOUTS is story of Pehn (Kelton Roney), who along with his village's boy scout troop, is hunting a terrifying, winged Basilisk.
Tragically, the hunters become the hunted, and Pehn must confront the Basilisk alone in the heart of the forbidding Eyrewood forest.
LOOKOUTS was brought to life by director David Bousquet and producer Kristin Bousquet, who were inspired by the fantasy films of their youth, as well as the iconic creature effects work of the legendary Jim Henson.
The filmmaker's devotion paid off because this film is among the most gorgeous fantasy shorts I've ever seen so far.
Everything from the meticulously detailed props and costume designs, to the impressive creature effects testify to the overall cinematic superiority of practical effects over CGI.
Another significant character in the film is its setting.
Shot on location in California's Mendocino Forests, the majestic Redwood trees and verdant foliage makes it seem as if the viewer has been transported to a fabled land, home to living myths.
Watch LOOKOUTS the fantasy short film here ...
To get an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the making of LOOKOUTS, visit the film's official site LookOutsShortFilm.com