A nice concept item from Erik Wernquist, using the the words and the voice of the incomparable Carl Sagan as background. We are shown a future where we resume the exploratory roles natural selection endowed upon us and move out to our neighboring planets to become not a terrestrial species, but a solar one. Graphically exciting and immersive.
“We began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still.
Directed by Erik Wernquist
Wonderful and disturbing short film, currently making the rounds at the festivals and soaking up the well deserved awards. The escalation is artfully handled and the twists are effective; what starts as a tale of almost cliched middle-America and ’50’s Midwest sensibilities moves steadily into a tale of innocence lost and grief.
Directed by Josh Tanner
This isn’t terribly well animated, but it is well paced and is a delightful contrast to the usual ‘you don’t know how much time you have, so make the most of it.’. It says ‘you do know much time you have left; not much. So make the most of it.’ Makes me ache.
Spacebound from Spacebound on Vimeo.
Directed by: Ellen Su and Kyle Moy
Link: Spacebound Production Blog
Not quite a short fictional film, just a tiny film made about a tiny area of human habitation hovering above a tiny area of space, otherwise known as the International Space Station. Representing the very pinnacle of envy that can be inspired in me, this film shows some practical advise for getting some shut-eye in space.