“What if they’re not better than us?” “So long as they’re no worse.” Set immediately after the events of Prometheus, this short film sums up Dr. Shaw and the android David’s journey to the homeworld of our creators, the Engineers.
(PG-13) “Be mentally prepared for your job.” Ciaran Cassidy and Adrian Chen’s eye-opening short follows the training of newly hired online moderators. Every day, they are expected to view and rate tens of thousands of pictures from social media, dating sites and more.
Artist Jill Goritschnig’s animated short is about a fisherman who has a very specific fish in mind when it comes to catching one. So he waits and he waits and he waits… and then he waits some more, in this film best described as a 3-minute version of Waiting for Godot.
“We all look forward to your message to the world in this momentous occasion.” An astronaut prepares for a historic trip. Everything is in order, except for one thing. This short could’ve been half as long and twice as funny with a better script, but it’s still a neat joke.
“Use the word by its definition: reduced to a state of ruin.” An amateur short track racer receives an unnerving offer: an anonymous benefactor will give him a new car if he causes a wreck on the track. This well-shot short film builds up to an intense resolution.
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