Tears Of Steel is a short science fiction film is about a group of warriors and scientists who gather at the "Oude Kerk" in a future Amsterdam to stage a crucial event from the past in a desperate attempt to rescue the world from destructive robots.
Work began in early 2012 as the Mango Open Movie Project. The film is a combination of live-action and computer generated sets, props and special effects. It was officially released online for viewing and download on September 26, 2012.
Following Elephants Dream, Big Buck Bunny, Yo Frankie and Sintel, the short movie is the fifth project from the Blender Foundation. Tears of Steel was created by the Blender Institute, a division of the foundation set up specifically to facilitate the creation of open content films and games.