Short Films – The award winning short (20:00) science fiction film “Icarus” was published to YouTube in November of 2017 by Frame 48. The synopsis (from IMDB):
When a Mars colony’s comm satellite is damaged, Emilia Riley embarks on a seemingly harmless repair excursion. A shuttle malfunction cuts connectivity to the ground and Chris, her son, makes the knee jerk decision to go after her.
This is a very well done film (ranked 7.2/10 on IMDB). A small group of astronauts are living on Mars. A disruption in communications requires that one must return to orbit to make a repair. Commander Riley chooses to go, but runs into trouble. Her son must overcome fear to attempt a rescue.
Short Films – The short (8:25) science fiction film “Dedalo” was published to YouTube in May of 2017 by DUST. The synopsis:
Trapped inside the Space Freighter/Refinery DÉDALO, SIENA tries to survive an infestation of Diabolic Creatures.
This is a good film that mixes science fiction with horror, much like the original Alien film. Another well made film from DUST. The film has a 6.5/10 rating on IMDB.
Star Wars – Short Film – The short (12:55) Star Wars fan film “The Irregulars” was uploaded to YouTube in September of 2016 by Keegan Larwin. The synopsis:
A rag-tag team of hired guns (NOT CLONES) are sent by the Republic on a do or die mission to Takodana. If everything went as planned, we wouldn’t need to tell you the story…
This isn’t a bad film, but it does have a mix of good and mediocre special affects.
Short Films – The short (7:31) science fiction film “Two Worlds” was published to YouTube in November of 2017 by DUST. The synopsis:
Two Worlds is a story about two opposites coming together out of necessity and finding hope at the end of the world.
Snibb, a stranded and lonely character, but not by choice. He has been marooned on a desolate planet where he struggles to utilize his weak and failing satellite link to attempt daily distress beacons for rescue. But with little power available, he is unable to get just enough solar power to send that one frequency “S.O.S”.
L.O.I.D., a two-bit cargo droid en route to his galactic destination is in a suspended state of consciousness, drifting through space in his cargo vessel the “Lucky Strike”. Through fate or just unfortunate circumstance, L.O.I.D’s ship collides with a piece of space debris and is woken by the chaos of his ship speeding through space uncontrollably towards Snibb’s lone planet.
With L.O.I.D’s ship crash landing on Snibb’s planet, these two characters are able to benefit from each other through their new friendship and attempt to find a solution off this isolated world.
A simple, animated story. Not great but I like it. It has a 6.8/10 on IMDB.
Short Films – The short (8:14) science fiction film “Forty Three Thousand Feet” was published to YouTube in March of 2017 by DUST. The synopsis:
When statistician John Wilkins is sucked out of a plane at 43000 feet, he calculates that he has exactly 3 minutes and 48 seconds before he hits the ground.
This is a strange little film. I’m not sure if I like it or why it is categorized as ‘science fiction”..
Short Films – The short (14:32) science fiction film “Cursor” was published to YouTube in May of 2016 by The CGIBros. The synopsis:
The year is 2034. Four soldiers are sent for complete a mission: to place four systems devices to destroy robots created to kill humanity. But something bad happens. The soldiers are discovered from robots and begin, in vain, their escape. Only one soldier will survive. The salvation will have an unexpected “face”.
This was a well done post apocalypse film. The dialog is in Italian, but there are English subtitles. There is a lot of CGI in the film. The film is rated 5.2 on IMDB, but I thing it deserves a better rating than that, though I do think the ending is a little confusing.
Short Films – The short (4:42) science fiction film “Synesthesia” was published to YouTube in October of 2017 by CGMeetup. The synopsis:
A musician tries to bring his dead wife back to life using the power of sound waves.
Mostly a visual film with substantial CGI. It was well done, though could have been longer I think. The film was produced by the ArtFx School, a private University in France teaching Digital Arts(CGI, VFX, 3D Animation), Video Games & VFX programming.
Star Wars – Short Films – This short (5:00) Star Wars fan film “A Lost Hope” was published to YouTube in July of 2016 by Donald Davis. The synopsis:
Two brothers have been training as Jedi. One feels that he is being held back and turns to the dark side to achieve his full potential.
I like the plot. Edition seems a little abrupt at times. The acting is also a little flat.
Short Films – Star Wars – The short (23:31) Star Wars fan film “Broken Allegiance” was published to YouTube in July of 2016 by The GreatDeadpoolio. The synopsis:
Set in the Star Wars universe, taking place a few weeks between the events in A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. It tells the story of two Sith apprentices, Ruan and Calis, who have escaped the Empire by fleeing Coruscant in a stolen transport. They must fight for their freedom when Darth Vader sends the vicious bounty hunter Korbain Thor to track them down.
A combination of animation and live acting makes for a decent Star Wars film. Light saber fight scenes were fairly well done. A good mix of space combat and live action between Jedi and troops of the Empire.
Short Films – This short (2:00) frightening film was uploaded to YouTube in October of 2017 (on Halloween) by Julian Terry. The synopsis:
A young woman, alone and in bed, is woken up in the middle of the night when her Amazon Echo begins to respond to a whispered voice she cannot hear.
I’m usually not much into Horror films, but I thought this one was unusual in its use of technology. I’m sure it was a hit on Halloween night. A good film!