'The Trashmaster' takes GTA IV machinima to new lengths

Meet the Trashmaster: New York City's newest vigilante and the star of Mathieu Weschler's feature length machinima film. Look familiar? That's because this particular crime drama may very well be the most epic piece of GTA IV machinima to ever crawl out from Liberty City.

Clocking in at 88-minutes, The Trashmaster took the french filmmaker over two years to create. It pairs GTA IV's engine and assets with Weschler's talented eye for cinematography to tell the dark tale of a trash collector who moonlights as a self-appointed 'cleaner-upper' of the 'human trash' of New York. When a particularly trashy serial killer starts targeting girls from his favorite strip club... well... you can watch the movie for yourself to find out how it all plays out:

The internet is teeming with expertly made machinima, but few (if any) in recent memory are as meaty or cinematic as this.The Trashmaster was featured at last October's Festival du Nouveau Cinema Montreal and won favor with the jury at the Festival Atopic de Paris. More importantly, Weschler creation has caught the eye of Rockstar itself, so maybe we'll be seeing more of Weschler's work in future GTA titles. And by 'maybe', we mean 'you should really hire this guy now.'

Jan 11, 2011

[Source: Rockstar Games]


  • waitingforCharlietosnap - January 18, 2011 12:59 a.m.

    I agree that the accents are hard to listen to, but taken as a whole, it's easy to forgive things like that in light of what else this movie has to offer. Top-notch, I say.
  • asakoi - January 13, 2011 11:27 p.m.

    The whole accents and voice acting was done like that on purpose guys! Come on, wake up! Smart people all realized it ages ago.
  • Marz - January 13, 2011 3:40 a.m.

    This is amazing, pure art. I enjoyed the voice btw it seemed more natural than if a well paid american actor took a shot at it.
  • ChuckB - January 13, 2011 2:09 a.m.

    Am I the only person finding the voice acting rather charming?
  • WillisTron - January 12, 2011 7:33 a.m.

    What's the song playing at 25:00 - 26:00???? It's really beautiful
  • The4X - January 12, 2011 7:29 a.m.

    Will Smith on a Wanted Poster @ 17:38? RE:penchly Nikolaia ya-ya, Nikolaia
  • Cutter9792 - January 12, 2011 3:22 a.m.

    It's official.That's the best use of that song by Placebo since Daybreakers.
  • JohnnyApplesperm - January 12, 2011 3:10 a.m.

    I never cease to be amazed by the talent and patience some people have. This movie was pretty damn impressive, especially given what he had to work with. The voice acting really does leave a lot to be desired, but honestly for what seems to be mostly a one-man project that's to be expected. Huge props to the director, and that'd be pretty sweet if he did land a job with Rockstar for this!
  • asspills - January 12, 2011 1:08 a.m.

    The horrible dialogue and voice acting make it seem like a low-budget action movie from the 90's, but on its own this thing is pretty awesome. It's hard to get into it though when it starts off with lines like "My father told me to always respect the Trash Man." and "Some call him the trash man, I call him the trash master.", all spoken in a terrible fren-glish monotone.
  • ilikeduckvaginatista - January 12, 2011 1:03 a.m.

    these accents are worse than heavy rain... thats saying somethin and my captcha say roughtn penis, thax gr.
  • gannsi - January 11, 2011 9:55 p.m.

    @skeletalbutton Its in english with french subtitles This machinima is art!
  • skeletalbutton - January 11, 2011 9:36 p.m.

    Oh My God, that's so cool an... Oh. It's in French. OK then.
  • derangedmonkey - January 11, 2011 8:33 p.m.

    how is this made? Does he use the p.c. version?
  • oufour - January 11, 2011 8:14 p.m.

    Meh, Kitty's GTA 4 machinima was funner.

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