Escape From City 17 got a nice writeup at Wired recently.
The mixed-media movie was created on a shoestring budget by gamer/filmmaker brothers David and Ian Purchase, who “borrowed a page from the machinima playbook, exporting assets from Half-Life and combining the bleak videogame imagery with photographs and traditional video.”
Escape From City 17 – Part One
Half-Life Visuals Supercharge Sci-Fi Short Escape From City-17
— By Hugh Hart @ Wired