Judging the Lord of the Rings films, being an orc seems like it’d be a pretty sweet gig (you know, if you’re evil): Cause trouble, raid villages and wreak all kinds of havoc. But it ain’t easy being green(ish).
This awesome, live-action, 7+ minute short film, based on the upcoming videogame Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, digs into the life and times of your average orc just trying to make it in the world. The story follows Krimp the Orc, who, as the synopsis rightly states, is “about to have a very bad day. Like, Wraith bad.” Indeed.
Check out the stellar short below, which could almost pass as a long-lost (and extremely random) chapter in Peter Jackson’s massive Lord of the Rings saga:
The short was directed and written by Sam Gorski and Niko Pueringer, and produced by Jake Watson.