Shinichiro Watanabe’s (Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo) prequel short film for Blade Runner 2049. It’s about the catastrophic event in 2022 called the Blackout. A massive EMP set off above the US leads to a global crisis that persists in the movie.
Illustrator Sylvain Rusques‘ abstract short film doubles as the music video for Yom from Mars‘ alt-rock track Bad Mechanical Systems. It follows an astronaut as he journeys through a mysterious world on a mission to space. It’s thin on plot, but the animation is top notch.
For those of us who ever wanted to have a new face (Arya Stark, we know you’re just asking for a friend), we just found out you can and not for cheap either, thanks to the folks at GBS. Meet self-described “weird mad scientist” Landon Meier and his disturbingly realistic masks.
If you’ve never seen anything simultaneously dreamy and gritty, take nine minutes to watch New York-based Aurélien Heilbronn’s Street Racers, a short film documenting the highly dangerous and illegal motorbiking culture in the Dominican Republic. Beautifully shot.
Dave Bautista stars as Sapper, a replicant on the run in the second of a series of short films which take place between Blade Runner and Blade Runner: 2049. Again, it captures the texture of the original film well, though it drops more questions than answers. Original here.
(PG-13: Language) Mehdi just wants to know if his buddy got lucky. If only Samy would stop blabbing and get to the point. Then the day’s beatdown from the cops would be so mundane. We sincerely hope Sébastien Petretti’s comedy short film remains a hyperbole.
Anthony Falleroni’s animated short follows a video game character who struggles with the difficulty of completing of the very first level in his game. We love the pixel art style, chiptune soundtrack, and most of all, the storytelling. His making of video is well worth a watch too.
Daihei Shibata’s short film is brilliant in its simplicity. It features two images – a line graph and an actual object. The graph then updates to reflect the state of the real world item. The accompaniment by Fukushima Yasuharu and the EX NOVO Chamber Choir makes it perfect.
While you think you might eventually get to ground level in Julius Horsthuis‘ short film, it isn’t going to happen. Instead we’re taken on an endless descent into a virtual city created with fractals textured with maps of a city. An entry in Ryuichi Sakamoto’s async film contest.
Director Michael Matthews’ short film will drag us into a deep, dark alternate underbelly of Cape Town, South Africa filled with supernatural forces, monsters, and government conspiracies. Based on the novel by Charlie Human, the film dops on Short of the Week on 8/29/17.
“It’s not a fake sport… It’s a real story that we’re telling.” Director Tim Grant introduces us to pro wrestler Cauliflower Chase Brown, who reminds us the action we see on stage is backed up by a desire to entertain and satisfy an audience with a heroes tale for the underdog.
(Gore) In Sotiris Petridis and Dimitris Tsakaleas’ horror short, a woman sits home posting selfies on her Instagram feed, and applies what she thinks is an appropriate hashtag. Unfortunately, a creepy maniac sees the tag as a mark of vulnerability, and uses it to choose his victims.
Director Skylar Nielsen and cinematographers Josh Fletcher and Lance Clayton of Vita Brevis Films shot this awesome documentary short about the diehard automotive fanatics who turn out each year for Speed Week at the Bonneville Salt Flats, in the isolated Utah desert.