Resident Evil: Bunny (2004)

The original 2004 short films that were the first narrative product of Digital Era Entertainment! A spinoff of the EMP Music Video series, these projects were the first traditional narrative projects worked on by Mario Bueno.

While the original RE:Bunny short and the original rough cut of RE:Bunny 2 have been kept offline due to their overall crudeness/lack of permissions given to post, the public release of 2 (which is merged with 3) was shared for public viewing as the works in that form can still tell the entire story. Despite this, stray elements remain in the video from parts that were (not very carefully) covered over to compensate for the revisions to the project to allow for a public release.

 

THE FILMS

 

Plot Synopsis (Resident Evil: Bunny)

A short trailer for the action-horror spinoff of the EMP Music Video series! Featuring DJ Maniac of EMP (Mario Bueno), and The Bakerman (John Baker) of the EMP Party Crew as they fight to survive an outbreak of Rabid Otaku at a convention in North Carolina…

Project Stats

Year: 2004
Length: 04’41”
Rating: Unrated (contains adult language, blisteringly stupid dialogue, and cheesy horror situations)
Genre: Action/Comedy/Parody
Color
Production cost: Approx. n/a
Shot with Sharp Viewcam (Hi8 camcorder)
Edited on Ulead Video 8 and Acoustica MP3 Mixer

 

Plot Synopsis (Resident Evil Bunny 2: Otaku Outbreak)

Months following the events of the original, DJ Maniac of EMP (Mario Bueno) is visiting his girlfriend Linda Brighton (originally played by Laura Ortiz; still seen in pictures in the compilations) when The Bunny attacks them at her apartment. Following a chase to lure it away, he’s rendered unconscious, flashing back to how he and Linda met while he was working as a courier following his initial discharge.

Finding her missing when he wakes up, the days pass and he finally calls in help from DJ Greco (Paris Hatzigiannis) and DJ Blacknight (Emmanuel Polanco), who bring a disk that, as we see in another flashback to their final mission as an active unit, holds the key to who might have taken her away. The Bakerman (John H. Baker) contacts them by email with word from their former Director, a man named Thompson, with word that a new outbreak has occurred, one far worse than the previous one. Linda’s fate is at stake, so Maniac begrudgingly accepts the mission along with the team, and they prepare for battle as the original cut of the film cones to a close…

Project Stats

Year: 2004, 2013 (public release)
Length: approx. 20min. (Original),  52’10” (“The Terminus Saga”, Public Release)
Rating: Unrated (contains adult language, blisteringly stupid dialogue, and cheesy horror situations)
Genre: Action/Thriller/Comedy/Parody
Color
Production cost: n/a
Shot with Sharp Viewcam (Hi8 camcorder)
Edited on Ulead Video 8 and Acoustica MP3 Mixer; 2013 Rebuild compiled/edited on Adobe Premiere 6.
Game footage used for effects/filler footage from Resident Evil: Outbreak (2004); 2013 Rebuild features footage from Resident Evil remake (2003) and Resident Evil: Operation Racooon City (2012).
Military/news clips yanked from various Youtube users.

 

Plot Synopsis (Resident Evil Bunny 3: Terminus)

Picking up right after REB2, DJ Maniac of EMP (Mario Bueno) wakes up outside of the mansion where Linda is being held by the one responsible for everything: Dr. Erik Gregory, her older brother and the former medical adviser for the EMP Unit who was secretly a black market bioweapons dealer. With Greco and Blacknight down for the count after the previous film’s finale, it’s down to The Bakerman (John H. Baker) and Maniac once again, who storm the compound to find Linda and end Gregory’s madness once and for all…but not before tangling with copies of The Bunny and the ultimate bioweapon Terminus (Paris Hatzigiannis)!

Project Stats

Year: 2004, 2013 (public release)
Length: approx. 34min. (Original),  52’10” (“The Terminus Saga”, Public Release)
Rating: Unrated (contains adult language, blisteringly stupid dialogue, and cheesy horror situations)
Genre: Action/Thriller/Parody
Color
Production cost: n/a
Shot with Sharp Viewcam (Hi8 camcorder)
Edited on Ulead Video 8 and Acoustica MP3 Mixer; 2013 Rebuild compiled/edited on Adobe Premiere 6.
Game footage used for effects/filler footage from Resident Evil: Outbreak (2004)