Star Wars – Fan film – This (1:10:21) fan film was published on YouTube in October of 2012 and is a sequel to the film “Immolation”. The synopsis:
The Jedi Civil War rages on, engulfing the planet Ruusan in conflict. The stalemate exhausts Jedi and Sith as hope fades. A Jedi Knight discovers a threat greater than the Sith Brotherhood. He must venture forth to uncover the secret of the threat. To succeed, he must quell the doubts of the Jedi Order as he again confronts the terrible truths of Darth Ansia’s past.
The film seems to be a mediocre production for the most part. The acting seemed a little flat to me and the special effects a little primitive. I’m not sure why there are lengthy stretches of only loud music and no dialog while the action in the film continues. The most I can say is that this film has is length.
Short Films – This short (18:18) science fiction film was produced by DUST and was first published on YouTube in December 2016. The synopsis:
“The Brain Hack” by Joseph White
Is there a scientific path to god?
Two film students set out to document their attempt to use science to communicate with god. Have their experiments made them crazy or have they truly found the answer?
A well produced and very different film.
Short film – This short (13:00) science fiction film was produced by DUST and published on YouTube in September of 2016. The synopsis is:
9 Minutes is a tense science fiction thriller set in the middle of the desert. As this darkly atmospheric short progresses, this man and his dog are paid by a visit by unwelcome extraterrestrial guests. The encounter is sudden and terrifying. When the man comes to, he is unnerved by the footage captured by his phone.
The man tries to go about his business and move on but there is something irreversibly wrong with his dog after the encounter. Watch the short for yourself to find out what happened.
It is an interesting and somewhat scary film.
Short Film – “Helio” is an award winning science fiction short (19:47) film. It received recognition as the Best Science-Fi / Fantasy Film of 2016 at San Diego Comic Con. It was first published on YouTube in January of 2017 and was produced by Shadow Council Productions. The synopsis:
HELIO is a short, visceral film centered on a post-apocalyptic underground society where its citizens mine to sustain their dark existence.
It is very well done, though I thought a little confusing.
Short Film – This award winning short (16:42) science fiction film premiered in 2012 and was published on YouTube in September of 2015. The synopsis:
Joseph is an astronaut set to go where no man has gone in the Universe through the hibernation program. But something is wrong between him and his instructor Claire, and the countdown for the lift-off is on.
While this was a very well done film, I found it to be very confusing. I had difficulty hearing the dialog over the music, so perhaps that is why.
Star Wars – Short film – This is a short (7:08) film in the Star Wars universe, but a bit of a tongue-in-cheek story. It isn’t a bad production and has fair special effects. This film was published on YouTube in December 2016 and was done by Drew Struckmeyer. The synopsis:
To what lengths will two teens go to convince their superfan friend that they lived a Star Wars adventure?
It isn’t for Star Wars purists as it mixes the Star Wars with contemporary life, but it is an interesting film.
Short Film – This short science fiction film (21:52) tells the story of an alien invasion of Earth. The aliens have decimated the population and destroyed most of our civilization. There are a few survivors who are fighting back and this films shows part of their struggle.
The film was published in June of 2017 by Oats Studios. It is very well done with good special affects. It does contains Violence and Mature Language so I would rate it as ‘R’.
Short Film – This short (12:08) film “Mis-Drop” was published to YouTube in February 2017. The film was produced by DUST. The synopsis is:
300 years in the future, a forensic accountant reviews the video stream from one mercenary’s drop-pod which has been damaged during the initial stages of a colonial invasion.
An interesting perspective for the film. I liked it, but it ended before much story could really be told.
Short Film – This film was just published in June of 2017 and was produced at Neill Blomkamp’s Oats Studios. I rate this as ‘R’ as this is a very graphic story due to the violence depicted. The story takes place in 1970 Vietnam. The US military is actively fighting the North Vietnamese. Into this violence and chaos a new force emerges, a force that cannot be killed and who has amazing powers.
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Star Wars – Short film – This short (13:46) film was published to YouTube in December 2016. If features a Han Solo and Chewbaka before they met Obie Wan Kenobi. I thought that the film did a good job of maintaining the character of Han Solo that we have come to know.