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This movie about an evolutionary explosion will haunt your dreams

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In this evocative trailer for short film "Dust," you'll be sucked into a beautifully-designed, futuristic world. Nature is evolving at a breakneck pace, transforming Earth's ecosystems while humans lock themselves up in walled cities.

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Director Mike Grier told io9, "Dust is a short film structured as a small piece of a much larger world. Hopefully we will have the opportunity to make it into a feature film. There is so much more of the world to explore than what’s captured in the short." The short, supported by crowdfunding, is scheduled to be finished by December of this year.

Here's the official synopsis:

Produced by Ember Lab and filmed in remote areas of Japan, "Dust" takes place in a world of rapid evolution. Each year new species and adaptations alter the balance of their ecosystems. Technology and deep tradition exist as symbiotic opposites dividing people who live in the countryside from those who live in walled cities. Amidst this cultural turmoil, nature offers up an unexpected challenge. Music by Yasuharu Takanashi also featuring Francois Jolin. Cast: Masashi Odate, Michael Lopez, Madeleine Lee, Kiyomi Fukazawa

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You can see the designs for these country and walled city settings in some of the film's luminous concept art, below. Learn more about "Dust" on their Facebook page!

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Like they'd ever get it right in movies in our lifetime... If you don't have a scale of millions of years, evolution is just a boring concept in fiction. Yet people want to write fiction/make movies about it for some reason.