On the latest The Pop Culture Cafe Scott and I talk about this short film. If you are a fan of the “Ghost In The Shell” or “Appleseed” you may notice that some of the design of the robots have the look for these series.
On a post-apocalyptic Earth, Leila Dawn (Natalie Floyd), is the only human survivor. Raised by Robots after humanity abandoned the planet they destroyed with nuclear warfare, Leila cannot forget her parents nor ignore her yearning to find other organic life. A hunt she sets out on with Swat Team robot, Marker (Lex Cassar), leads Leila to discover a human disguised as Robot, Ray (Jake Lyall), and the reality she’s been denied-a reality that sparks her ultimate quest. PLUG is a short film from acclaimed science-fiction film art director, David Levy (Tron Legacy, Prometheus, Enders Game, Tomorrow Land). It is the first installment of Levy’s yet to be produced epic series/feature, which follows Leila on her quest to reunite with humanity and the impossible choices she must make about her allegiances – Human or Robot.
Source: YouTube, IMDb
While doing some research for the latest The Pop Culture Cafe podcast I came across the trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s new film, The Shape of Water. As with a del Toro movie you step into another world from Guillermo mind. But is it a totally original? I got trapped down the YouTube rabbit hole after watching the trailer. I came across a short film from Norway, The Space Between Us. The Space Between Us was a short film by the Netherlands Film Academy in 2015. Now after watching each trailer does it each have a similar feel and look.
The Shape of Water
An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.
We follow Juliette, a cleaning lady in a research institute called Beacon. The world of Beacon is a desolate place where the remainder of the human race is forced to use oxygen masks to survive because of severe air pollution.
In their search for finding a new way of living they manage to capture a sea creature, they name Adam that could prove vital in mankindâ€™s salvation. The short film explores the theme self-sacrifice in a fast paced action, sci – fi setting. The main selling point is the VFX done by a crew of 10 students at The Netherlands Film Academy
Now I am not shitting on Guillermo del Toro here. But I did find from these two trailers I find it hard to believe that del Toro did not come across film and a germ of a idea came about.
What do you think?
Neill Blomkamp has been a very busy boy. Earlier Neill release to short film through Oats Studios, titled “Rakka.” Now this time an 26:52 short film called “Firebase”.
Neill Blomkamp along with independent production studio, Oats Studios are producing some great experimental filmed content. Then through various online platforms they will be able to raise additional funding by sale of more original digital content on Steam. Their hope is that they will be able to then give what the fans want by financial support and feed back. So in a small way each financial backer is a producer.
If you enjoy this short film and would love to help support Neill and Oats Studios follow the links below.
Steam Page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/633…
This is director Alejandro Suárez Lozano **Award-Winning** Sci-Fi short film called “The Fisherman”
Mr. Wong is a third generation fisherman in Hong Kong, struggling to keep this tradition alive. One night, he decides to leave the crowded waters of the harbor, and fish in calmer waters. His luck changes when he catches something that does not belong to this world!
The Fisherman received 35 international awards and close to 200 festival selections around the world.
Source: YouTube, CG Brothers
A little while ago Scott let you know about a new experimental short film project from Neill Blomkamp. Well today Neill and Oats Studios gave us another view into this new project. Some “more weird shit” as it is mention in the trailer.
We get to see more of the effects coming and more action. Also we get to see Sigourney Weaver in this one. Some of the effects look dam impressive. This looks very, very interesting.
Take a look. Does this not interest you? Come on now just a little right?
Ever gave any thought on how the age of the Knights of old came to an end? Well this humorous look at that may give you an idea why.
Okay I am a little late seeing this and passing it on so I am hoping you have not seen this awesome Deadpool Musical. The musical is a parody of the Beauty and the Beast “Gaston” song. Right? I think it is that what it says on the Youtube page.
Oh hell it doesn’t matter just have fun watching it. A lot of time and love went into this production and it really, really shows.
Directed/Edited by Julian Higgins (http://www.julianhiggins.com)
Executive Producer – Michael Parker
Producers – Julian Higgins, Brian Danner, Paul Bianchi
Written by Paul Bianchi
Concept by Michael Parker and Julian Higgins
Director of Photography: Pierce Cook (http://www.piercecook.com)
Production Designer: Paul Bianchi
Art Director: Jo Crandall
Wardrobe Supervisor: Bridget Desjarlais
Stunt Coordinator and Fight Choreographer: Brian Danner
Source: YouTube, Zamurai Productions, LLC