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2065. THE ENTIRE PLANET IS HIT BY THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE. ONE OF THE FEW PLACES THAT REMAIN HABITABLE IS ANTARCTICA, WHERE BIG CORPORATIONS HAVE BUILT PRIVATE CITIES. HEBE AND CIRO GET BACK TOGETHER AGAIN. SHE IS LOOKING FOR LOVE. HE IS SEARCHING FOR HIS OWN IDENTITY.
This is a film with no blood, no overt scares, and no action, and it’s absolutely gut-wrenching. Set in a world where teenagers are taken to “harvest camps” so that the government can claim their body parts, this six-minute short focuses on the harvesting of one teenage girl. Visually, you might expect a lot from that description, but the killer here lies in the sound.Utilizing a minimal budget, the film was shot in a single room using claustrophobically close framing. In fact, the only thing you really see of the girl is her eyes, but the way the camera holds them while the sounds of bonesaws and tearing flesh echo through your ears sets your teeth on edge.“Unwind” was based on a novel of the same name by Neal Shusterman, and plans are underway to adapt the story into a full-length film. This little short was developed by MainStay Productions.
Written and directed by Ruairi Robinson, “Blinky” is about a robotic helper that can do just about anything . . . except make a little boy’s parents stop fighting.“Blinky” is dark. It’s the kind of film that plays on the horrors of a broken childhood and the restrained malice that grows from the depths of constant conflict. It’s chilling for the same reason people were terrified when a little black-haired girl crawled out of the white noise of a television and clawed her way across a dark room in The Ring. Because violence is all the more brutal when it’s spawned from innocence.And “Blinky” is violent, sure, but it’s also extremely well made and beautifully rendered. With a budget of only $48,000, Robinson created a fully animated robot just as realistic as CHAPPiE or anything we saw in Pacific Rim, mostly because he designed, modeled, and animated the entire thing himself
“Perfect Drug” is a strange mix of dark comedy, sci-fi, and surreal imagery all meshed into a surprisingly coherent tale of a man who accidentally drinks something from a glowing vial that he’d stolen from a pharmacy for his boss. It was written and directed by Belgian filmmaker Toon Aerts and produced by Czar Films, a company which usually sticks to advertisements and car commercials. In “Perfect Drug,” they’ve built on an idea that could easily be extended into a modern cult film.The look and feel of the film could contend with any large-scale production, and although the computer-generated special effects fall a little short, the real-world effects will make you squirm. The hallucinogenic imagery leans on both types of effects and leaves you wondering whether monsters are afoot or if the entire thing is happening inside the head of the main character. The insanity is so palpable you can squeeze it and let the juices run down your fist.
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