In January of this year, I blogged about a new short film, Auroras, which was running a Kickstarter campaign to get funded. They succeeded and a few months ago released their (very) short film.
“In a metropolis at the north pole on planet Earth, a female cyborg (“The Occupant”) is called on a mandatory long term mission to travel along a space elevator through the Aurora Borealis to serve aboard Space Gate Auroras. Forced to leave her pregnant partner, another female cyborg (“The Loved One”), they say goodbye for an extended period. Two women, human or not, in love, are forced to separate and say goodbye for an extended period of time as one departs on a life changing journey to a place that redefines imagination.”
The graphics artistry in this film, especially of the space elevator, is superb. I’m pretty sure that a ‘real’ space elevator is not going to look like the one in this short production, but it ranks pretty high on my cool-o-meter. View their Kickstarter page to learn more about the production and what inspired it.
There are two versions of the film, one with a voice-over and one with a musical backdrop (which the writer/director, Niles Heckman, says he now prefers). The short, especially in the beginning, strongly reminds me of the Harrison Ford Film, Blade Runner (This reviewer also thought it reminded him of Blade Runner).
First is the voice-over version, followed by the instrumental backdrop version. Make sure your sound is turned up and you watch it in full-screen mode, the graphics will blow you away…