by Low Lai Chow in New Film on Friday 26 October 2012

“In ancient Japan, men once made a pact with the sea to kill only what he eat. But the promise has since been broken.” Ah, so that’s why these indignant sea monsters are gatecrashing sushi bars like angry activists. Everyone’s been jumping up and down on the back of this epic 6-min teaser short for LA-based director Dan Black’s Monster Roll, and rightfully so, for the fact that it’s got an excellent cast, beautiful colour saturations and badass sea beast effects. The crew has hinted on Twitter that they might head to Kickstarter to get a full film (or at least a longer short) off the ground. Hmm, wonder if mankind ever made a pact with tomato fields too.