BloodSpell is a 2006 fantasy film produced by Strange Company. BloodSpell employs filming techniques known as machinima, and is the first feature-length production to use BioWare's Aurora Engine, developed for the role-playing video game Neverwinter Nights, to generate the video portion of the film. The film was serially released in short episodes under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 License, which allows for redistribution, modification, and creation of fan fiction. Strange Company have asserted somewhat controversially that, as of 2006, BloodSpell, was the largest machinima production.
The series features numerous cameo appearances, including several voice appearances from science fiction author Charles Stross.
In August 2006, controversy involving BloodSpell occurred when the Leipzig Games Conference pronounced it too violent to be shown as part of their machinima showcase. After a protest, the Games Conference changed their position (taking a considerable risk in light of the German press's attitudes to game violence) and allowed the film to be shown.
BloodSpell tells the fictional story of Jered, a young Monk of the Church of the Angels, an