We Want To Live In This Robot Squid Submarine

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The trailer for this retro-futurist short about a mechanical squid-shaped submarine has us wrapped in its mechanical tentacles. Brace yourself for the new squidpunk era, with The Anachronism.

Here's the official synopsis for Matthew Gordon Long's new film:

On a sun-dappled summer day a science expedition propels two children towards an enigmatic encounter at the edge of the their known world. Arriving on an isolated beach, they discover the wreck of a robotic squid submarine. The secret it holds within changes their lives forever.


Set in the nineteenth century, the film follows the two children as they pilot the squid sub all over Canada's West Coast, which is slowly turning into a hotbed for science-fictional weirdness. We love the look of the squid, the kid's "explorer" attire and the overall steampunk-lite feel.

Visit the The Anachornism website for more information, and we'll keep riding this mechanical squid for future details.

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crashedpc /sarcasm

I only have one minor quibble at this point: Why do these official synopses love to use the term "changes their lives forever"? It's not like after a week they're like, "Eh, alright. Back to the boarding school it is, then." Everything changes your life forever, one way or another. You can't unchange your life. Jeez.