Archive for Short Films

Short Film: Ninety Seconds, a review

poster of the short film Ninety Seconds

The short film Ninety Seconds is a sci-fi thriller directed by Gerard Lough. It is set in the near future. The exact year is not given, but can be intuited to be 2017 or later. The film opens with a quote from George Orwell’s 1984: “The instrument could be dimmed, but there was no way of shutting it off completely.” […]

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Natural Born Smoker: the smoker of the future and his baby

Natural Born Smoker of the future

In 1985, the UK broadcasted an anti-smoking ad set in a dystopian, Blade Runner-esque future. The ad features a Natural Born Smoker — a human evolved to smoke cigarettes without a care. This futuristic man has: a large nose (to filter out the impurities) self-cleaning lungs highly-developed index and middle fingers (for tapping lit cigarettes on ashtrays) smaller ears (because […]

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True Skin: a short cyberpunk film

This short film by Stephan Zlotescu and the production firm N1ON is really impressive. Here, being a man-machine hybrid is the norm and natural humans (those who never got any enhancements) are seen as freaks and pitiful since they get old, get sick, and die. The protagonist is a cyborg who is on the run and hiding in Bangkok after […]

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Sight: a short futuristic film

This is an interesting short movie about life in the (near) future. From hobbies to simple household chores, to dating and instantaneous information access. The main character’s creepy way of smiling adds to the discomforting end. Sight from Sight Systems on Vimeo.  

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