Survival Instinct (2015) is a Tomb Raider fan film directed by Bradley “Radley” Haag and written by Shannon Smith for Risa Scott in association with Nebulus Visions Multimedia and Snowman Films. Starring Risa Scott as “Lara Croft” and Andrew Katers as “Cam”. Based on the 2015 video game Rise of the Tomb Raider.
Lara and Cam are on a mission with an Artifact that can’t fall into enemy hands. But then Lara wakes up, bloody and bruised with no idea what happened between being forced into a firefight and finding herself with wounds that will prove fatal if she doesn’t find help soon. What happened to the Artifact, to Cam..and will she find a way out in time?
Not rated. 9:20 run time. Watch the film here …
Watch the film on Vimeo (here).
My thoughts… Survival Instinct is a good effort from a lovely actress. Tomb Raider fan films work for me if (1) Lara Croft is played be an actress who, at the very least, kind of resembles the intrepid British adventurer and (2) if the filmmakers have a passion for the video game and/or filmmaking. Survival Instinct meets the basic requirements. The film isn’t as good as some of the other Tomb Raider fan films I’ve posted here but it’s far better than the ones I haven’t posted!