Beyond Black Mesa is an independent short made by fans who were inspired by Valve's Half-Life video game series. The film takes place five years after the "incident" at Black Mesa. It follows Adrian Shephard and a group of resistance fighters in City 17 trying to relay a message that an invasion is coming.
Beyond Black Mesa took two years to make. Seven friends had a budget of $1,200 for the entire short. For all you film nerds it was shot on a Canon HV20. It's not based on a particular game in the Half-Life series but fans of the HL games will notice many elements that are borrowed from the universe. The most noticeable for me was the sounds effects.