Looks like even us techies can get interested in the Sundance Film Festival…

8 Bits is the story of a fight between an 8-bit superhero and a high-def boss, in a retro-gaming world.

Programmer’s Note

Assaulting the senses with dazzling visual imagery and gloriously over-the-top action, this high-octane animated adventure plays with classic video-game archetypes while simultaneously concocting its own fully rendered environment.

Collectively directed by Valere Amirault, Sarah Laufer, Jean Delaunay, and Benjamin Mattern, the film displays the considerable talents of all four artists in developing an atmospheric anomaly of stylistic bravado that fashions a fight between an 8-bit superhero and a high-def boss in a retrogaming world. Learn more about the work of these collaborators at http://www.8bitsmovie.com/.