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Awesome Futuristic Short Film: The Raven

Check out Ricardo de Montreuil’s way-cool short film, The Raven:

Chris Black possesses a power that could lead to the destruction of the current regime, and they will stop at nothing to destroy him.

The chase is on as Chris runs for his life in this sci-fi thriller set in an alternate and futuristic Los Angeles.

Nice job of the special effects and the tension of this too-short chase scene. Not entirely sure I get the ending, but a spectacular job nonetheless.

[via /Film]

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6 Comments on Awesome Futuristic Short Film: The Raven

  1. Interesting but I have one question.  If he can lift a dumpster and a car why couldnt he just slam the flying bots against a wall or something?

  2. Hah!  I wondered the same thing.

  3. That’s a very good point!

    I quite enjoyed it, assuming this was a film student’s first halfway-professional-looking project.

  4. I liked it! I want more, something needs to explain that ending πŸ˜›

    Most likely since the cops know about him and his power, there is some kind of shield or some such that blocks what he can do? Or, perhaps he isn’t strong enough to move objects that would be able to exert force against it. A stationary dumpster or car being easier to manipulate than something that would actively work against you when you’re trying to move it.

  5. phreakincool // April 25, 2010 at 3:46 pm //

    I really liked this.  I wish it were much longer. Or maybe a sequel? LOL!

  6. Patrick M // April 25, 2010 at 4:24 pm //

    1. It may have been that the robots/UAVs were made of advanced ceramic composites, without much metal. This would fit if he could only manipulate metallic substances.

    2. If you notice, the hovering police station starting belching black smoke at the very end. My guess (as with above) is that he might have been the source of an EMP, and shut down surveillance/crashed the police network/vehicles.

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