Halo fan film creators throw worldwide Reach tournament

Operation Chastity teaser to be released in summer 2011

Keyshot Productions has announced that the teaser for upcoming Halo fan film Operation Chastity will light up screens in summer 2011. To celebrate, they're holding a three month long Halo: Reach tournament. Cheers!

The tournament's free to enter, and there's room for 48 teams. Registration opened yesterday, and the first game will take place on Saturday 9th April. Sign up quickly if you're interested - places are handed out on a first come, first served basis. Prizes are apparently involved. We like prizes. Don't you?

Operation Chastity itself has yet to be dated for release. Staffed by a mix of volunteer Halo fans and industry pros, including Batman Begins veteran Nicola Instone as VFX producer, the project follows a group of marines as they battle an alien invasion. Not exactly a wild leap beyond the bounds of Halo convention, then.

Full press release commences... now:

Keyshot Productions is proud to announce the teaser for their upcoming Halo fan film Operation Chastity will be released summer 2011.

Operation Chastity (a feature film project staffed by fans and film industry professionals) tells the story of a group of Marines fighting the last battles of a war against an invading force of aliens.

The teaser, which has been in post-production since November, is helmed by first time writer/director Peter Cooper and experienced VFX producer Nicola Instone (credits include Batman Begins, Wolfman and White Noise) along with a host of talented volunteer visual effects teams.

To tie in with the impending release, Keyshot Productions is hosting a challenge only for the toughest of Halo fans - a Halo Reach multiplayer tournament that will be played over the coming three months between 48 teams from all over the world.

The tournament will feature both a knock-out competition and a Nations Tournament. It will prove once and for all who the greatest Halo players are, and which country is most worthy of the title of champion in the Halo multiplayer arena. With prizes to be won as well as national pride, teams will have everything to play for!

The tournament is free to enter and is open to teams worldwide. Registration for the tournament officially opens on Monday 21st March 8pm UK time with the first game taking place on Saturday 9th April.

Team places in the tournament will be approved on a first-come, first-serve basis, so teams are urged to sign up quickly to avoid disappointment.

For additional rules and information on the tournament as they are released, including information on tournament prizes, visit the Operation Chastity website at:

For regular updates about the production including the latest news and updates, visit the Operation Chastity Facebook page, follow us on Twitter or sign up for the newsletter via the Operation Chastity homepage.