The Chronicles of Nihilum is finally finished after what one might see as the longest delay ever. We never intended for the movie to be released this late and we promise that in the future it won't happen again.
To talk a little about the movie its a mix of lore, roleplaying, voice acting and in-game footage from the Kil'jaeden fight. We wanted to make something more than just a regular kill video, as we did with our old Illidan movie which had cut-scenes we made.
Many thanks to all who helped bring the movie forward, especially the fantastic voice actors from Skyfall Studios, Glenn "Caruu" Govan, Matt Greenburg and Melissa D. Johnson, whom you might know from other machinima projects on www.WarcraftMovies.com - Special thanks goes to Simon "Amiralen" Algehov who drew the poster.
Voice overs Anveena: Mellissa D. Johnson Arthas: Glenn "Caruu" Govan Kil'jaeden: Glenn "Caruu" Govan Narrator: Glenn "Caruu" Govan Trailer narrator: Matt Greenburg
Q: WHY DID IT TAKE SO LONG TO RELEASE?
A: Everything just seemed to fail, countless of failed 24+ hour renders, seriously don't get us started! We've learned a lot though and in the future it won't happen again, we promise! We also understand that the movie will have far from the impact it could have had if we would had managed to release it earlier.
Q: Why did you re-record some voices?
A: We thought that KJ's voice didn't fit that well for our type of movie. For Anveena we wanted to rewrite one of her lines and in general we think that Melissa did an awesome job with her.
Q: The movie is pixelated!
A: We know, sorry, it's the best we could do. Hybra's fraps was so corrupted in one way or another that we had to do a lot of re-renders to save the project (original uncompressed fraps was deleted). We were close to canning the whole project at one point so we're really just happy that we managed to produce something worth releasing.
Q: There's a HK: PRIVATE in the boat scene!
A: Blame gimpy Alliance that didn't want to go away, took us ages to record the scenes properly so a lot of people gathered up to watch or interrupt.
Q: Anything to watch after the credits?
A: Yup, the one true King has a message for all you Northrend hungry explorers!
Q: Why did you drop the release contest?
A: Two things, the huge delay and we didn't feel that a WotLK beta key is a big deal anymore so we're going to use the prizes for other contests on http://www.Nihilum.eu - There's still an easter egg in the movie though!
Q: Where can I download a high-res version of the poster?
A: Stay tuned at the download section on http://www.Nihilum.eu there'll be a download up soon, the poster is around 200mb in high-res.