The film was a six-minute silent comedic short made for film festival release . The premise is that Watson is the real genius of the duo, it features several characters dressed in exuberant steampunk attires. From an original idea by Celine Terranova, this short film was initially developed in May 2012 and financed thanks to a crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo. The film was shot at Barts Pathology Museum in London in two weekends in early 2013.
A sequel is currently in the works with the title "Sherlock Holmes and the Wrath of Moriarty"