A convoy escorting a Consortium freighter carrying precious cargo is ambushed in deep space. Turns out Consortium pilot SUNSET BISMARCK (Brooke Nevin) and space pirate LUCKY MIKE (David Franklin) are in on it together. It would’ve been so simple, if not for the arrival of two more cutthroats, DEADSPEED (Bai Ling) and her sidekick SPACE CLOWN (Tiny Lister). Now everyone wants their piece. With Consortium backup en route, who’s going to make off with the booty?
Starring Tommy “Tiny” Lister (The Fifth Element, The Dark Knight), David Franklin (Xena, The Matrix Reloaded), Brooke Nevin (Archie’s Final Project, Breakout Kings), Bai Ling (The Crow, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow), and Raphael Sbarge (Independence Day, Once Upon a Time, Mass Effect).
Produced for 6,000 dollars (entirely self-funded), the short was shot in one day on a small green screen studio in March 2012 and took over two years to do the visual effects in After Effects and Cinema 4D. The look and tone of the film was heavily influenced by 1980′s science fiction like Blade Runner, anime like Macross, Gundam, and Akira, and video games like Mass Effect, Wing Commander, and Freespace.
The Record Keeper is a science fiction drama short about a man who explores the universe and must make a choice of his work or living on Earth.
Written and Directed by Dave Bundtzen
Adam Venker, Celeste Ruberti
Visual Effects: PencilGun
Sound Design: Catherine Aurhor Hontos
Second Camera: Eden Danilo
Make Up: Darva Campbell
Music: Benjamin Goldman
Production Assistant: Mike Dinsmore
Made for $10,000 over six years.
Bruce is a trucker who works the hog fat line between Earth and the Titan Station. A month away from the Titan Station Bruce picks up Max, an easily bored automation engineer with a broken shuttle. As Max is about to go crazy from space boredom they receive a strange distress call. Soon they discover a huge dark object on a collision course. Bruce and Max must risk everything to survive their deadly encounter and deliver the hog fat.
Great mood, art style. Manages to have gravitas and resonance despite brain-in-a-jar concept. Via io9.
My sci-fi short, Odessa, was just released online today. You can watch and download the film for FREE (with English CC & Spanish subtitles no less!) at http://odessathefilm.com/watch/ or http://vimeo.com/cid/odessa
It’s about mission specialist Shannon Wendell’s last night in New York City before she embarks on a 135 year long journey to the distant planet of Odessa.
There’s a trailer: http://vimeo.com/cid/odessateaser
And a website: http://odessathefilm.com
It’s won some awards:
- BEST Narrative Short – Chain NYC Film Festival 2013
- BEST Director of a Short – Chain NYC Film Festival 2013
- BEST Sci-Fi Short – Atlantic City Cinefest/Downbeach Film Festival 2013
And has been screened all over the world. I hope you enjoy the film! Please let me know if you need anything else.
“A man finds himself on a mysterious planet trapped in a game of death.”
Good cinematography and suspense.
Ten years from now, videogames are so immersive that teenagers learn lethal skills just by playing.
They’re called hapheads.
New concept trailer created by the folks behind this lo-fi sci-fi blog.
Music video for Portland, OR Stoner rock stalwarts Bison Bison. The video is the last in James Winters’ “Tribute Trilogy” showing appreciation for John Carpenter’s 1988 sci-fi masterwork ‘They Live’.
A family discovers their coffee table is an ancient alien artifact, which teleports them & their house deep into the void with no way back.
(Slow start, then gets really good!)
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