Now here is a short film that we're dying to see more of. Atropa wears its 1970s and 1980s scifi influences on its sleeve, capturing the feel of films like Blade Runner and Alien in a tale about a space detective who discovers a research ship that has gone missing — and the bizarre phenomenon linked to its disappearance.

Directed by Eli Sasich, Atropa is a proof-of-concept, but there's some intriguing stuff going on here. It leaves us very curious about the future world and what's going on with the ship — and how the crew will eventually cope with this situation.

[via Rob Munday]