Tag Archive: shortfilm


Sci-Fi Short Glut – True Skin

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.

In a world all too similar to our own, a man loses everything three times in one moment.  A tiny, bite-sized short sci-fi film, just long enough to draw pangs of sympathy for both characters.

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.

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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.

Dubstep Dispute from Fluxel Media on Vimeo.

It seemed like just another day in the kitchen, until Chefbot spilled a perfectly good pan of hot powertubes all over the patrons and the place just exploded.  Wubs EVERYWHERE.