Play // Daily Short Picks

Play

In the near future, a man enters a coffee shop. He asks for his usual: a private booth hidden from everyone’s sight. He waits anxiously for someone… but what is really happening here? An unsettling science-fiction tale about augmented reality. Director’s Notes The germ of the idea for the short[…]

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The Spotter // Daily Short Picks

The Spotter

In the near future, a criminal is roped into helping a group flee from an oppressive government surveillance system. Director’s Statement “Under observation, we act less free, which means we effectively are less free.” -Edward Snowden “Should surveillance be usable for petty crimes like jaywalking or minor drug possession? Or[…]

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Remember The Sun // Featured Short

Remember The Sun

A psychological mystery thriller about a talented, yet troubled soul, who risks everything to preserve the memories of the woman he loves after she is gone through the use of future tech. Young and troubled soul, Bastian, lives to save the woman he loves, Ana, from a brain cancer through[…]

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Shinobi // Daily Short Picks

Shinobi

In the future, a japanese psychic warrior is looking to destroy a corporation that mass produces a robot named “Shinobi” in order to avenge the death of her loved one. This is the premise of the action-packed music video “Shinobi”, the latest project of director Victor Velasco, starring Maximiliano Hernandez[…]

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Ghost in The Shell // Featured Short Film

Give Up The Ghost

Bonnie and Clyde in dystopia. ‘Give Up The Ghost’ visualises a cold near-future cityscape, set against the brutalist, concrete architecture of South East London. The four minute short film, shot on super 16mm and scored by London band Imperial Daze, depicts the story of a fugitive couple on the run[…]

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Stop:Watch // Daily Short Picks

Stop:Watch

In a dystopian near future, Catherine, a dissident scientist imprisoned in the notorious Marozia Institute, is given a bowl of food before being led to an interrogation room where she finds herself part of a sick game, invented by the prison Governor, that utilises the very machine for which she[…]

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Humankind // Daily Short Picks

Humankind

The TEDx Sydney 2018 titles explore this year’s topic of Humankind by taking us through museum galleries, where our present and potential future collide with the past. Modern subjects are mixed with classical forms, and the suspended animation of these sculptures kindles poignant evaluation of our current place within humanity’s[…]

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A Date in 2025 // Featured Short Film

A Date in 2025

In the year 2025, ​a young man’s superintelligent AI system tells him that he must go on a date or face certain suicide from loneliness. When Daniel’s superintelligent AI, ‘Counselor’ (Siri on steroids), finds out that he’s been dreaming about one of the girls in his virtua-class, Counselor persuades him[…]

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Ballistic // Daily Short Pick

BALLiSTIC

Ballistic is a short Sci-fi/Action Thriller that centers on Dana, a woman thrown into a fight for survival. Connolly’s film employs a constant and frenetic intercut across time periods. In the present, 20-something Dana is alone and relentlessly hunted by unnamed pursuers. All the while, an implant in her wrist[…]

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Seed // Daily Short Picks

Seed

In the near future, where resources have been regulated to the search for other habitat planets, a man receives a message suggesting they might be looking in the wrong place. Seed was made over 120 hours for the Playhouse West 120 Hour Sci-Fi Film Festival where it won Best Actor[…]

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