Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Hunt is finished.

So I took a little time off. Eh. What're ya gonna' do?

Visit my youtube page here.

The new 2011 trailer is online. Enjoy!

Movie info:

The 2011 trailer for "The Hunt", a feature-length Warcraft movie. It's finally done! Watch it this summer!

Runtime: Approx. 1 Hour 7 Minutes

All the music in the trailer can be heard at

"The Hunt" tells the story of how two seemingly-unrelated paths, of a power-hungry bounty hunter (Fubarius Shadesong) and a weathered veteran of war (Bron Ragetotem), shall finally cross, as foreseen by the Earthmother herself.

Song 1: Man Meets Animal - "Enemy"
Song 2: Three to None - "Mountain of Mud"
Song 3: Three to None - "Deep Down"

Production on "The Hunt" began sometime in 2006. Now, nearly five-and-a-half years later, the tale must finally be told.


David Ciavarella as Fubarius, Jon, Du'Ram, Illidan, Cenarius, and more...
Brian Coupe as Old Man, General Solomon, and Bron,
Alicia Palmer as Miranda and Cindy,
and Michael Minotti as the Draenei Captain.

Directed and edited by David Ciavarella.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

For Those Concerned About the Movie's Completion:

I have been working on "The Hunt" since my last post on this blog. I have been very busy over the summer, but I've tried to find time to work on the movie. I'm starting to free up my schedule a bit and will start working on it more often now.

I know progress has been slow, but I've invested too much time into this project to give up now. This film will get done, don't worry. Thanks for being patient and giving me a reason to keep doing this.


Saturday, June 7, 2008

"The Hunt" is a feature-length machinima movie using World of Warcraft (WoW) graphics and based within the WoW universe.

"The Hunt" tells the stories of both a night elf bounty hunter, Fubarius Shadesong (David Ciavarella), who has lost his immortality along with the rest of his race, and a powerful tauren warrior, Bron Ragetotem (Brian Coupe), who must face the harsh reality of being too old to fight.

Fubarius seeks to end humanity's war against the demons of the Burning Legion by learning to use the same demonic magic they do, and Bron must travel with his nephew across southern Kalimdor to reach a cave in Silithus as commanded to by a vision from the Earthmother.

When Fubarius becomes romantically involved with a paladin, Miranda Faithblade (Alicia Palmer), the paladin tries to convince Fubarius only evil can come from using the magic. Fubarius, already partially corrupted by demonology, struggles to give up the magic he's already become addicted to and accept that, after nearly ten millennia, he is no longer immortal.

But when Miranda is taken captive and Fubarius's rival: Old Man Fives McGee (Brian Coupe) returns, Fubarius must put his demonic training to use at the risk of having it consume him entirely, in the name of rescuing his love and taking his revenge upon Fives.
To view the first trailer for "The Hunt" click here.

Why does "The Hunt" not have a set release date and how much is finished?

Because the movie is just too much work for only me. I must put other things before it, which leaves me unable to comfortably give a release date to the public without a decent chance of delaying the film and letting them down. I currently have 65 minutes of finished material. Perhaps when the movie is closer to being completed I will be able to set a release date.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Happy New Years!

It's 2008 and work on "The Hunt" continues at a steady pace. I took a break from "The Hunt" (but not machinima) to help promote "The Hunt" by making a short music video to the Guns N' Roses song "Welcome to the Jungle". I threw a teaser for "The Hunt" ahead of it, so here's to hoping awareness of "The Hunt" is growing.

To see the teaser click here.

To see the music video "Welcome to the Jungle" click here.

Here are some visuals from the scene I've recently completed:

The scene concerns Fubarius meeting Cenarius the forest god, and Cenarius bestowing some much-needed knowledge upon the elf. The scene runs 11 minutes long, and will probably be split into 3-4 scenes throughout the movie's final act.

Hope you're all doing well!


Monday, November 26, 2007

Work Continues...

Work on "The Hunt" has continued and expectedly taken up a large portion of my free time. Regardless, I'm determined to finish it. So far only three scenes are done, but I'm happy with how they turned out. Here are some stills from the film:

The script also continues to change as I work on the movie. I spent a while getting into contact with several musical artists regarding the rights to use their songs in the film, but I decided it would be easier to just produce one version with the exact music I wanted and another will full instrumentals from Blizzard (in case I wanted to enter the film in Blizzcon, etc.).

Brian Coupe continues to get into character for the parts of Old Man McGee and Du'ram through a clever combination of herbal remedies and scented candles. I'm also going to begin figuring out a way to promote the movie; more on that as it develops...

Thanks for reading!


Tuesday, October 16, 2007

David Ciavarella's Final Machinima!

I had a lot of fun while it lasted and learned quite a bit, but opportunity and ambition have forced me to take interest in live action film. I feel it's time to move on, so this will be my final machinima project.

"The Hunt" is a machinima concerning the bounty-hunting Fubarius and his never-ending pursuit of the gnomish warlock Old Man Fives McGee. It's based off all the different Huntology videos I've done over the years (not the pvp videos), and it will encompass all of them while presenting viewers with a re-written and more solidified plot line suited for a standalone film.

I've done about 15 machinima films total, and I feel like every one of them has taught me something and helped brighten my future. I'd like to issue a special thanks to the community over the past three years, Warcraft Movies for helping me get my stuff out there for people to see, and fellow machinimists like Baron Soosdon for helping me out and answering any questions I may have had.

I strongly recommend checking out Baron's blog and, of course, his videos, which can be very abstract, adrenaline-fueled, and beautiful. His latest video "I'm So Sick" is the video that reminded me how much I love this art and convinced me to make one last film.

"The Hunt" is scheduled for public release sometime in the Spring of '08. It's a lot of work since it's a one-man show, but, in the end, that only makes it more gratifying.

- Dave