The Incident at Tower 37: An Epic Battle Over Water

The Incident at Tower 37: An Epic Battle Over Water

The Incident at Tower 37 is an animated short film written and directed by animator Chris Perry, within the collaborative animation curriculum at Hampshire College in Massachusetts. The ten-minute HD animated short is a sci-fi film with a message, which was released this week in honor of World Water Day. The film tells the story of a battle over water, between a corporation that dries up a waterbody and the ecosystem that’s being destroyed. Tower 37 is siphoning every drop of water from a once-pristine lake, that is, until the station’s steward realizes that it is slowly destroying an entire ecosystem.

Perry notes that The Incident at Tower 37 is highly allegorical: “The film tells the story of one person’s transition from ignorance to awareness. Tragically, it happens too late to save them. But it shows we have the capacity to understand our broader impact on the world and, ultimately, do something about it. My personal hope is that we all recognize the ticking clock and act responsibly sooner rather than later.”

The Incident at Tower 37: An Epic Battle Over Water

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The Wonderful Star Wars Christmas Special

The Wonderful Star Wars Christmas Special

The Star Wars Christmas Special is a new holiday short film directed and produced by Nick Murphy and Paul Ritchey at Gamervision.   Since the notoriously bad Star Wars Holiday Special is so difficult to find, Gamervision decided to make a holiday version of their own, using original scenes from the film with new dialogue, voice overs, fancy editing and much more.  It’s definitely the best holiday movie in the whole galaxy!

The Wonderful Star Wars Christmas Special

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She Farted and Created the World!

She Farted and Created the World!

She Farted and Created the World is a curiously humorous two-minute animated short film by animator/creator Scott Coello, which was shortlisted for the 2009 Virgin Media Shorts Awards.  A big puppy farts, and lo, a whole new universe is born, setting into motion an unprecedented cycle of evolution.  Yes, it turns out to be the Red Queen Model of co-evolutionary interaction, which holds that the struggle for existence never eases up, so that no species ever pulls ahead for long.  The music is provided by a band named Son of Robot.

She Farted and Created the World!

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Burden: A Lone Man’s Defiant Battle to Save Earth

Burden: A Lone Man’s Defiant Battle to Save Earth

Burden is a widely acclaimed, spectacular short film directed by Michael David Lynch, a seven-minute film that looks just like a big-budget, popcorn-selling, comic-inspired, extravaganza blockbuster.  Burden follows the exploits of a super-powered “Watcher” named Calik, who was sent to Earth some forty years ago to observe the growth of our young species.  He’s informed that an alien race called the Cythorians is en-route to destroy Earth and finds himself torn between his sworn duty to leave Earth and allow the world to fall, or to defy his orders by remaining to fight in what seems like a futile battle to save the planet.

Burden: A Lone Man’s Defiant Battle to Save Earth

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Spike Jonze’s I’m Here: A Hauntingly Heartbreaking Robot Romance

Spike Jonze’s I’m Here: A Hauntingly Heartbreaking Robot Romance

I’m Here is a 30-minute short film (HD full-version presented here) by filmmaker Spike Jonze, a film that’s haunting, beautiful, whimsical and overwhelmingly heartbreaking all at the same time.  I’m Here gives an interesting look at an alternative world, where robotic humanoids live and work alongside the regular human population.  The simple, elegant visual storytelling that Jonze employs is surprisingly affecting, although in a potentially dark way.  The film is full of originality and the kind of mysterious mythology that will have sci-fiction enthusiasts wishing they could spend more time in the world he created.

Spike Jonze’s I’m Here: A Hauntingly Heartbreaking Robot Romance

(Best Watched Here in HD Full-Screen Mode)

An on-line version of the film is available to view here.

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A Gentleman’s Duel: Crazed Noblemen, Gigantic Robots and Voluptuous Huge Boobs

A Gentleman’s Duel: Crazed Noblemen, Gigantic Robots and Voluptuous Huge Boobs

A Gentleman’s Duel is a hilarious, maniacal CGI short film created by Francisco Valasco and Sean McNally from the California visual effects studio Blur.  At a wealthy Lady’s grand Manor, the elegantly dressed woman with bounteous décolletage is zealously courted by two crazed gentlemen.  A genteel afternoon tea party at the Lady’s Manor quickly degenerates into a full-fledged duel between the two competing aristocrats, both of whom are outfitted with steam-driven gargantuan-sized, fully loaded armored mecha-suits.  Destruction reigns supreme throughout the Manor and its gardens, as the two horny psycho-noblemen tear up the Lady’s property in their efforts to win her “boobies.”  A gentleman’s lust for life is never to be questioned unless, of course, it involves fierce dueling in Goliath-sized mechanical jumpsuits in a bloodthirsty quest to win the Lady’s voluptuous boobies.  Will there be a last man standing?  And what about the poor damsel?

A Gentleman’s Duel: Crazed Noblemen, Gigantic Robots and Voluptuous Huge Boobs

Slide Show: A Gentleman’s Duel/Crazed Noblemen, Gigantic Robots and Voluptuous Boobs

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The Floating Head: An Evil Tale of Loss and Horror

The Floating Head: An Evil Tale of Loss and Horror

You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.”

Floating Head is a terrifying short film by Ben Dickinson, a heartbreaking tale of love and loss.  And horror.  Evil severed zombie heads are the worst, or are they the best?

The Floating Head: An Evil Tale of Loss and Horror

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