Continuing our showcase of exceptional short films of a speculative nature…


ROSA is an epic sci-fi short film that takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where all natural life has disappeared. From the destruction awakes Rosa, a cyborg deployed from the Kernel project, mankind’s last attempt to restore the earth’s ecosystem. Rosa will soon learn that she is not the only entity that has awakened and must fight for her survival.

A short film by Jesús Orellana:

Cost of Living

“Rosencrantz and Guildenstern” meets “Resident Evil” (and a strong case for moving to Nebraska)

Written and Directed by BenDavid Grabinski

Starring: Brandon Routh, Bret Harrison, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Portal: No Escape

A woman wakes up in a room with no memory of who she is or how she got there. Based on the popular video game by Valve Software, this is one of the best live-action adaptions around.

Film by Dan Trachtenberg starring Danielle Rayne

The Robots of Brixton

Brixton has degenerated into a disregarded area inhabited by London’s new robot workforce – robots built and designed to carry out all of the tasks which humans are no longer inclined to do. The mechanical population of Brixton has rocketed, resulting in unplanned, cheap and quick additions to the skyline.

The film follows the trials and tribulations of young robots surviving at the sharp end of inner city life, living the predictable existence of a populous hemmed in by poverty, disillusionment, and mass unemployment. When the Police invade the one space which the robots can call their own, the fierce and strained relationship between the two sides explodes into an outbreak of violence echoing that of 1981.

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