An exploration of L's character, motivation and mindset on the eve of him taking on the Kira case, filmed as live action with Ray Evangelista in the eponymous role.
This project is (or was) the brainchild of Ricardo Arechiga, who kindly came to tell us all about it last September. When life is slightly less yampy my end, I'll see if I can track him down again find out what's gone so wrong that he's been forced to call a halt.
However, it should be remembered that this was always a labour of love for him, with everything limping along on a shoestring budget, fitted between all the paying demands of real life.
I hope - for his sake as much as ours - that Lawliet will be back on track sooner rather than later. But in the meantime, here is the official hiatus message, as announced on the Death Note short film's Facebook page: