Sometimes a fan project comes along and really knocks us on our butts. That was the case with the recent debut of a live-action tribute to Hayao Miyazaki’s classic anime film Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, which comes from Brazilian fan and director Chris Tex. He’s been working with a small team on a Nausicaä project called Wind Princess for the past four years, and the 40-second teaser that emerged from it is truly impressive.
It’s all a build-up to a short live-action adaptation that’s currently in the post-production stage. The short itself is a totally not-for-profit piece of entertainment, and Tex and the rest of the team are hoping the recent teaser will reach enough eyeballs to potentially catch the attention of Miyazaki himself.
Watch it for yourself below, and stick around after it for more on the hard work that went into the production.