Fans of posthumanity and transhumanism make promises that sound scarily cheerful and unreal—eternal life, incredible mind powers—but you probably haven’t seen just how disturbing they can be. Until you watch this new short film, starring Pamela Anderson.
This is a powerful, horrifying short film that utterly captured my attention over the eight or so minutes that it runs. It’s quiet, beautiful and haunting, all at once.
I just watched The Chickening and I’m not sure I’ll ever be the same again. Directed by Nick DenBoer and Davy Force, it’s a short version of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, if the movie was obsessed with, and inhabited by, human chicken hybrids.
For a seven-minute short, Joe Sill’s Kara packs in a lot of that essential Star Wars goodness—there are blaster shootouts, an X-Wing-TIE Fighter dogfight, and yes, the Force. But even amongt the grandeur and sand dunes, it’s a wonderfully intimate short story about a father and a daughter.
Studio Smack’s “Branded Dreams” taps into a nightmare I didn’t even know I had. This feels like it takes place in the same future as the product placement-fueled Minority Report. People selling ad space in their dreams.
This is a cool short film: Traveler. In it, a team of friends create a jet-powered vehicle that can teleport. Once they succeed, however, the problems begin.
In this cute, short animated film, a girl obsessed with building airplanes comes across something unexpected: a tiny pilot who’s crashed.
Eggplant is a masterful short film about Durian, a young boy who laughs when he’s sad and cries when he’s happy. It’s caused him a lot of problems.
Here’s a really interesting short film out of Greece. In an alternate history, scientists are blamed for nuclear annihilation, and intellectuals are hunted down and killed.
Imagine waking up in the far future, and having to deal with a whole new world—the futureshock would be pretty intense. That’s something this new short film, appropriately called New, conveys quite well.
In this short film, a nearby supernova spells certain doom for Earth, and an alien fleet offers a choice: humans can escape, but only if they agree to become enslaved in space. The film follows one couple who have to come to grips with what it will cost to survive.
In Gavin Rothery’s new short film, The Last Man, an anonymous soldier is awoken from hibernation, only to discover that the world he knew is gone. The film is a haunting, post-apocalyptic look at what will drive him forward.
Escaping from everyday drudgery is hard, but in Takahiro Miyauchi’s short animated film, Tokyo Cosmo, imagination is key.
In Ben Brand’s film 97%, Bert gets an alert on his mobile phone: someone with a 97% match on a dating app is within meters. He just needs to find her.
Finding a new roommate is complicated enough when the only people making the decision live inside the house. In this kooky animated short, a trio of oddball roommates have to let their sentient house in on the process.
What’s the line between genocide and pest control? The two exterminators in the animated short Bûche Royale view themselves as ordinary working stiffs on a foreign planet, but their coworker patter is punctuated by the systematic eradication of a native species.
When giant robots conquer the Earth, a lone man finds himself on the run from a marching horde of mechanical titans. He soon finds himself face-to-face with a redheaded engineering genius and one of the massive invaders. Guess which one he makes a love connection with?
In the near future of the short film Enhanced, people can undergo a procedure that blends their bodies with technology, becoming smarter, healthier, and less anxious. But one stand-up comic finds he’s uneasy with the promise of perfection.