Sometimes, it takes people with a lot of heart rather than a lot of money to get something done. That’s what seems to be the case with The Splinter Cell, a fan-made movie about Sam Fisher’s beginnings at Third Echelon.

Directed by brothers Ben and Andrew Adams, the eight-minute short is a high enough quality to be a television pilot or a test screen for an actual movie.

The film gives an eerie look into Sam Fisher’s start with Third Echelon–even Lambert is still using training wheels–and it’s a reminder of just how necessary it is to craft a brilliant story alongside a video game, if not a reminder of how powerful it can be to do so.

Ubisoft is said to be working on an official Splinter Cell film, expected out in 2015. We haven’t heard anything about it in a while, but perhaps they want to take some pointers from Atomic Productions and their team in Texas.

There’s a lot left to be desired here, but it takes a lot of work to make even a minute long film happen, let alone an eight-minute feature as The Splinter Cell proposes to be.

Check out the film by clicking above, and check out how they made one of the more effects-intensive shots work in the video below.

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Christopher Kalanderopoulos founded Eggplante in 2009 to cover one event in Los Angeles. It never occurred to him that it would make him the Editor of an online magazine for the next decade. He spends most of his time gaming, backing cool Kickstarter projects, and hanging out with his wicked cool nieces and nephews.

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