A taste of some of the remarkable short films being released into the world. Some are thought-provoking and evocative, others hilarious or just action-packed joy rides.

True Skin

A sci-fi short set in the not too distant future where augmentation is the way of life. For Kaye, still a natural, augmenting will help him keep pace in this now hyper-paced world. However, after acquiring an off-market prototype, Kaye quickly finds himself fighting not only for his own humanity but something much larger.

Written & Directed by Stephan Zlotescu

Produced by N1ON, Official Site: http://N1ON.COM

The Nostalgist

In the futuristic city of Vanille, with properly tuned ImmerSyst Eyes & Ears the world can look and sound like a paradise. But the life of a father and his young son threatens to disintegrate when the father’s device begins to fail. Desperate to avoid facing his traumatic reality, the man must venture outside to find a replacement, into a city where violence and danger lurk beneath a beautiful but fragile veneer…

Based on a story by Daniel H. Wilson, the author of Robopocalypse

Starring: Lambert Wilson and Samuel Joslin

Featuring: Written by Giacomo Cimini

Director: Giacomo Cimini

Production Site: http://www.wonderroomproductions.com/


An animated short film starring a couple of total loser robots created by Media Design School. The award-winning comedy is a nod towards the early films of directors Kevin Smith (Clerks, Mallrats) and Richard Linklater (Dazed and Confused) and premiered at SXSW 2013. Directed by James Cunningham with visual effects by eleven Media Design School students.

Find out more about studying 3D Animation: http://www.mediadesignschool.com

Media Design School is New Zealand’s most awarded tertiary provider and offers specialist degrees in 3D animation and visual effects, game art, game programming and digital design. Degrees are developed in collaboration with industry to ensure graduates enter the workforce as highly skilled professionals.


ENVOY is a science fiction action adventure short film to be used as a proof of concept for a larger full-length motion picture. A love-letter to many of the classic action-adventure and science fiction films of the ’80s & ’90s.

Director David Weinstein and Visual Effects Supervisor Adam Coggin.

Official Site: http://www.envoyfilm.com

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