Mass Effect: Paragon Lost
by Atsushi Takeuchi – Japan/Canada/South Korea, 2012
(84', Digital, Original version with Italian subtitles)
Fans of the ground-breaking Mass Effect franchise can’t afford to miss this stunning motion picture experience born of an epic collaboration between legendary BioWare and the visionary Production I.G. Mass Effect: Paragon Lost, prequel to the best-selling Mass Effect 3, follows the early career of Alliance Marine, James Vega as he leads an elite Special Forces squad into battle against a mysterious alien threat known as the Collectors. Stationed at a colony in a remote star system, Vega and his troops must protect the colonists from the alien invaders bent on abducting humans for unknown purposes. Outmanned and outgunned, Vega must rally his squad to defend the colony at all costs even if it means − making the ultimate sacrifice.
Born in 1965, Atsushi Takeuchi has become famous as anime mechanical designer for the studio Production I.G, where he worked on various movies by Mamoru Oshii, such as Avalon (2001), Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004) and The Sky Crawlers (2008). In 2007 he collaborated to the CG films Vexille and Appleseed: Ex Machina, and to the TV series Reideen. In the USA, he took part to the making of the animated series of Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008). As helmer, he directed the tenth short by Ani-Kuri (2007) for the Japanese television channel NHK.