A vibrant, loud, colourful and wicked sci-fi short set in Bangkok – a mid-future of neon implants and hot-swappable eyes. Where ‘naturals’ are shunned and hated for the temporary, fragile, disease-ridden creatures they are, and anyone who is anyone is getting newer, better, sexier metal instead. For one such neo-human, time is running out and he can no longer hide amongst the bustling markets and living streets of a city where everyone is for sale.
Tag Archive: shortfilm
Another sci-fi short – this time in a near-future New York City where bio-metrics make every day easier for everyone – as long as you have no expectation of privacy. Suddenly, something happens to upset this perfect boat, and the chase is on. A good idea piece with sexy AR effects and a nice mystery hook.
All of a sudden, after what seems like years of a drought, there’s a glorious surfeit of sci-fi short films. This one, called Payload, follows the trials of a family desperately looking for hope under the ever-looming space elevator. Grim, dusty and fresh.
I’ve not finished watching this yet, but from the 5 minutes I’ve seen so far, out of the 20, it’s amazing. Richly detailed, oppressive, dark and beautiful – this cyberpunk/dystopian short from Luke Scott (and Ridley Scott) simply drips, reeks and oozes style.