Tag Archives: Short Film

Wednesday SciFi Flix: ​”GALAXY OF GHOSTS: INTRODUCTION”

(See my other Science Fiction and Short Film posts) – I came across the short (9:51) animated science fiction film “GALAXY OF GHOSTS: INTRODUCTION” a short time ago. This film was uploaded to YouTube in June of 2017 by MadArtistPublishing. The synopsis:

In the 22nd century, mankind started exploring deep space. Research spaceships searching for new planets and alien life. And they finally found something that could be the answer to all our questions, endless source of energy. Many people, corporations, bandits want to be the first to have it. But they don’t know what they really have found. So, the story begins.

I thought that this was a very well done animated film. I still don’t understand why people in this day and age still have their spacecraft ‘bank’ when they turn in space though. They should understand physics far better today than that.

Friday WWII Flix: “REUE”

(See my other WWII and Short Film posts) – I came across this short (18:01) films set in WWII a short time ago. The film was uploaded to YouTube in May of 2014 by James Cawley, the film’s director. The synopsis per IMDB:

REUE is the story of two American soldiers stranded in occupied territory. While trying to relocate their platoon, the soldiers come face to face with a German infantryman. The trio of young soldiers soon learns they are more connected with the will to survive than they could have ever imagined.

This seems to be a pretty well-made film.


If you are interested in the WWII era of history, you may find these two pages of mine of interest. 

The  World War II Sources” page is a collection of more than 250 links to museums, memorials, websites, Facebook pages, Twitter feeds and other sources with information on the World War II era in history.

The “World War II Timeline” page shows events leading up to WWII, as well as during the war. Events are broken down into the Pacific and European Theaters by date.

Wednesday SciFi Flix: “KORTEX”

(See my other Science Fiction and Short Films posts) – I came across the short (16:03) movie “KORTEX” a while back. This is a science fiction film set in a post-apocalyptic world. The synopsis per IMDB:

In a post-Apocalyptic world, a man finds a robot.

While this isn’t the best short film, it is pretty good. It received a rating of 5.7/10 on IMDB.

Friday WWII Flix: “The Way Back”

(See my other Short Films and WWII posts) I watched the short (8:45) WWII era film “The Way Back” this evening. It was posted to YouTube in June of 2015 by ParaLight WorX. The synopsis:

A group of four German soldiers encounters Russian Army troops.

This is a well-done film. Unfortunately, all of the dialog is in German and there are no English subtitles.


If you are interested in the WWII era of history, you may find these two pages of mine of interest. 

The  World War II Sources” page is a collection of more than 220 links to museums, memorials, websites, Facebook pages, Twitter feeds and other sources with information on the World War II era in history.

The “World War II Timeline” page shows events leading up to WWII, as well as during the war. Events are broken down into the Pacific and European Theaters by date.

Wednesday SciFi Flix: “Renegade Kenobi”

Short Films – The short (4:48) Star Wars fan film “Renegade Kenobi” was uploaded to YouTube in June of 2016 by Michael Ryan Hahn (the films writer and director). The synopsis:

Ben Kenobi’s mother encounters a notorious Sith Lord who wants to change the fate of the galaxy.

I have watched several Star Wars fan films over the past few months. I have to say that I think that this is one of the better ones.

Wednesday SciFi Flix: Short Film “Abe”

Short Films – The short (7:30) science fiction film “Abe” was posted to YouTube in June of 2017 by DUST. This is a very different kind of robot story. The synopsis:

A self-aware robot seeks out love and meaning with horrifying results.

This is as much a horror film as it is science fiction. I thought that the film was very well done, but then DUST does a great job of producing these short films. I liked this film though on IMDB it only achieved a 6.7/10 rating.

Wednesday SciFi Flix: Short Star Wars Fan Film “Whatever Happened to Mace Windu”

Star Wars – Short Films – The short (10:26) Star Wars fan film “Whatever Happened to Mace Windu?” was uploaded to YouTube in June of 2017 by blinky500. The synopsis:

Sometime after the fallout of “Revenge of the Sith” and before the events of “Rogue One”, Mace Windu found his way to a desert planet with no name, where he prepares his counter-strike against the Galactic Empire and his nemesis- Darth Vader.

I thought that this was a pretty well-done film, though it only earned a 4.1/10 rating on IMDB. I think that the results of just four Sundays of filming turned out well.

Wednesday SciFi Flix: Short Fan Film “The Fallen Jedi”

Short Films – The short (10:00) Star Wars Fan Film “The Fallen Jedi” was uploaded to YouTube in July of 2017 by GUWZs Productions. The synopsis:

Jaina and her darksaber battle Jacen Solo one last time to determine the fate of the galaxy!

This is not the best Star Wars Fan Film I have seen, but it is far from the worst. The special effects of the lightsaber fighting are pretty good. I also really like Jaina’s use of the “darksaber”. A real plus for this fan film is that it is not shot out in the forest. As good as this short is I am surprised that it still has less than 20,000 views after 18 months.

If you are a Star Wars fan I would recommend giving up the 10 minutes to watch this fan film.

Friday WWII Flix: Short Film “Only Few Seconds”

WWII – Short Films – This short (15:53) World War II-era film was uploaded to YouTube in June of 2016 by MHWL Productions. It depicts an encounter by German troops with American troops from the German perspective. Most dialog is in German but with English subtitles.

I think that the film was well made though as pointed out in the comments to the YouTube post there are some flaws – troops of both sides too neat and clean, poor tactics, and too many US officers on the front lines.

It definitely depicts a bloody and ruthless conflict from both sides.