Portal: No Escape short film begs for feature-length treatment

We've seen a slew of unofficial Portal films cross our monitors in recent years, but this most recent short from The Totally Rad Show host and filmmaker Daniel Trachtenberg definitely takes the, uh, sugary baked dessert.

Portal: No Escape made its debut during The Totally Rad Show panel at last month's Comic-Con in San Diego. It features Portal's main heroine Chell (played by TV and short film actress Danielle Rayne) in an original 'origins'-esque story inspired by Valve's portal-hopping puzzle franchise. According to a recent tweet from Trachtenberg, the film's production began before the release of Portal 2, which would explain the absence of Propulsion Gels, Hard Light Bridges, or sidekick robots.

Dan Trachtenberg's previous works include the short film Kickin'; an ARG campaign for Hellboy II: The Golden Army; and commercials for Nike, Coca-Cola and Diggnation.

Aug 24, 2011




  • ericthesmith - August 25, 2011 1:31 p.m.

    Well, she figured out the "tricks" for using the Portal gun faster than I did.
  • CitizenWolfie - August 24, 2011 11:47 p.m.

    This needs to happen. The only thing it's missing is GLaDOS. But yeah I agree with most of the other posters: Hollywood would inevitably f**k this up.
  • Carlovic - August 24, 2011 10:46 p.m.

    Or Michael bay changing the portal gun for a rocket launcher.... sigh.... But this video, man, it was great. I was gonna rant about the jumping off the building (it lacked the suspense of a faith jump), but then the end really surprised me. Great work
  • practicallyhitler - August 24, 2011 7:28 p.m.

    God DAMMIT I love these fan films! Wish I was talented...
  • radcliff007 - August 24, 2011 7:05 p.m.

    if they ever made a movie....this is how it should be done...but they would be awful
  • radcliff007 - August 24, 2011 7:04 p.m.

    if they ever made a movie....this is how it should be done......but they wouldnt...they'd make it awful
  • CoolCatsdelaCuloCreed - August 24, 2011 6:02 p.m.

    Mirrors Edge meets Portal
  • 8bitBaby - August 24, 2011 5:53 p.m.

  • Thequestion 121 - August 24, 2011 5:01 p.m.

  • codystovall - August 24, 2011 4:20 p.m.

    Itd make a cool thriller/suspense with a bit of comedy or even a horror comedy since I like those.
  • Nodoudt - August 24, 2011 3:50 p.m.

    My, my, very impressive.
  • MeabhieD - August 24, 2011 3:40 p.m.

    I love this video, Portal guns are so handy... :D
  • Redeater - August 24, 2011 3:29 p.m.

    She really reminds me of Bill's wife from IT. A movie version would be pretty great but let us hope that he who should not be named doesn't direct it....
  • TheHolyHandGrenade - August 24, 2011 5:36 p.m.

    Voldemort? -On topic, I saw this video a bit ago and would love a full version or episodes.
  • Redeater - August 24, 2011 7:14 p.m.

    Uwe Boll I can see him wanting to get his filthy mits on this!

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