This is a short and hard hitting sci-fi from Neill Blomkamp. Mankind is suffering badly at the hands of cruel alien invaders. The South African director is already well established thanks to titles like District 9 and Elysium. Watch out for Sigourney Weaver as a bad-ass human boss. Rakka is the first project from Blomkamp’s […]
This film by Erasmus Brosdau is a labour of Warhammer 40K love. A few seconds into the short and you’ll see why its impressive. What we have is the first 8 minutes of a larger film called “The Lord Inquisitor”. Frankly, I think that Inquisitor is a bit of a sadist. This isn’t the first […]
A beautifully animated story about two brothers hunting foxes out in the heart of ancient China. In one short clip we’ve betrayal, bravery, hatred and love. The project is the work of four students from the French school Supinfocom Arles.
A sci-fi thriller from Joe Penna. It’s the near future and we’ve a contagion problem. Wait… this zombie flick tries to keep things fresh and does very well. We pick up with one woman played by Jade Harlow who’s managed to get an important sample, but wakes up with a hole in her suit and […]
This film from the CGBros explores a near future in which technology allows us to have options after we die. Could we cope with that, though? Is it a good idea?
Thomas Lucas is onto a winner. This animation is a series of 2 second scenes and people die in each one. What’s not to like? The whole video was put together by Tom in his spare time. As it happens he works as an animator for his day job and that goes a long way […]
This work from 3DAR is very clever. Imagine a future with easy to access virtual reality. Okay, that future isn’t too far away. Imagine a little further ahead when the tech is cheap and people have had enough to become addicted. Why would these addicts ever want to return to a ‘normal’ life? That’s the […]
This short film from New Monday uses robots and space travel to explore the concept of loneliness. With a loud soundtrack from Three More Shallows it manages to do that and feel a bit like a music video too.
An astronaut sets off on a search for life another planet. With no sign of life anywhere nearby; what a gamble to make. This short animation does a great job at remind us how huge space it and how lonely a trip away from Earth would be.
Nerdist’s Jessica Chobot stars as Samus Aran, hero of Metroid, in this not-for-profit short. In the film director Sam Balcomb uses themes from the first Metroid game of isolation, exploration and the wonders of deep space to give us a Samus out on a mission.