Fallout: Nuka Break

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Fallout: Nuka Break
Created byZack Finfrock
Written byBrian Clevinger
Directed byVincent Talenti
StarringZack Finfrock
Aaron Giles
Tybee Diskin
Narrated byVic Mignogna
Composer(s)Dan Martinez
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes15 + 1 pilot + 1 special
Executive producer(s)Zack Finfrock
Melaine Wagor
Producer(s)Zack Finfrock
Melaine Wagor
Production location(s)Nevada, United States
CinematographyAaron Scott Moorhead Matt Ryan
Production company(s)Wayside Creations
Original networkYouTube
First shown inJanuary 24, 2011 - present

Fallout: Nuka Break is a live-action fan-made web series made by Wayside Creations and set in the Fallout video game universe. Its direct setting is derived from both Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas. Nuka Break features three main characters, a "Vault dweller, his ghoul companion, and a slave they freed from New Vegas". Along with the sets, puppets are used for some of the scenes, while CGI is used for the gun battles and other scenes.[1] The series features actor Doug Jones as a guest star, playing Mayor Conners,[2] and voice actor Vic Mignogna as the merchant/narrator.

The series was originally conceived as a film titled Fallout: Nuka Break - The Movie, which was released in early 2011 on YouTube. The film was so popular that Wayside Creations, a non-profit made up of "a team of Fallout fans", decided to turn it into a full miniseries, with the first episode being released in September 2011.[3][4] A second season, funded via Kickstarter, was released on October 28, 2013.[5] Wayside also made a second film called Red Star, which is set between the original fan film and the first season. Another project, a three-part miniseries called Tales from the Wasteland was successfully funded via Kickstarter.[6]

Members of the original cast and writing team have resigned from their affiliation with Wayside Creations and won't be involved with Tales from the Wasteland or future Wayside projects.[7] Wayside released a prequel series Fallout: The Wanderer focusing on the Ranger character in three episodes by early 2018.[8]


Gizmodo France wrote of the environment depicted in the series, "the desert landscapes are very beautiful and focus on the highlights (with an image that is a bit reminiscent of films by Jean-Pierre Jeunet)."[9] According to GameFront, the original film, "actually captures the feel of Fallout pretty well. The ghoul looks really cool, VATs is in there, and the whole point is to find some Nuka-Cola. It’s totally worth your time to watch it."[10] The Portland Mercury commented that, while Bethesda may eventually shut down the series with a cease and desist order, until then "we can all enjoy the sweet metafiction that Bethesda has so long denied us."[11]

Contrary to these concerns, Bethesda's official blog has linked to the series and called it a "great work"[12] and Obsidian Entertainment (the developer of Fallout: New Vegas under license from Bethesda) member JE Sawyer has confirmed that the Nuka Breaker DLC item is a reference to the series.[13]


  1. ^ Tom Goldman (December 18, 2010). "Fallout: Nuka Break Trailer Persuades You to Love It". The Escapist. Retrieved March 3, 2012.
  2. ^ Luke Plunkett (August 30, 2011). "This Fallout Web Series Is Pretty Damn Good". Kotaku. Retrieved March 3, 2012.
  3. ^ Steven Hodson (September 8, 2011). "Fan made Fallout film turned into a full fledged web series – Awesomesauce!". Inquisitr. Retrieved March 3, 2012.
  4. ^ Ben Gilbert (December 17, 2010). "Fan-made Fallout film 'Fallout: Nuka Break' revealed". Joystiq. Retrieved March 3, 2012.
  5. ^ ""Fallout: Nuka Break" Season 2". Retrieved December 18, 2013.
  6. ^ "Fallout: Nuka Break - Tales from the Wasteland". Kickstarter. Retrieved 2016-09-04.
  7. ^ Zarting (2016-09-03), Final Kickstarter Update From the Wayside Creators, retrieved 2016-09-04
  9. ^ Rénald (January 26, 2011). "Court métrage Fallout Nuka Break". Gizmodo France (in French). Retrieved March 3, 2012.
  10. ^ Ron Whitaker (January 25, 2011). "Fallout: Nuka Break Fan Film is Pretty Amazing". Game Front. Retrieved March 3, 2012.
  11. ^ Earnest Cavalli (September 1, 2011). "Fallout: Nuka Break Gets The Web Series Treatment". The Portland Mercury. Retrieved March 3, 2012.
  12. ^ "Grab a cold one and enjoy this Fallout fan vid | Bethesda Blog". Bethblog.com. 2011-02-01. Retrieved 2012-08-02.
  13. ^ "So was the Nuka Breaker a reference to the Nuka Break series? | Formspring". Formspring.me. Archived from the original on 2012-08-02. Retrieved 2012-08-02.

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