Problems with Peach, Goombas, his brother Luigi and a possible mushroom addiction have left our favorite pudgy plumbing paisan looking fairly downtrodden.
This little nugget from SXSW cleverly weaves a plethora of game references into a standard indie drama. The filmmaker Joe Nicolosi has had several shorts at this years festival that are all worth a look.
There have been a number of Mario inspired films the last couple of years, but with good production and tight editing and a tone blends the fantasy and reality well, this is the best I've seen yet.
Of course no interpretation of Mario will ever come close to the celebrated classic...