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Christopher Webster [Celluloid 06.02.09] post apocalyptic movie news short

Vespers is a five minute post-apocalyptic short that takes place in the Victorian era and which takes its name from Christian evening prayers that are often recited in order to protect the soul from things that go bump in the night. Vespers sees its hero pondering his existence as he witnesses death and destruction on a scale never seen before.

Bristol, England 1880. A mysterious plague has wiped out humanity, the last man alive walks alone looking for survivors. All around him is death and destruction. As he's about to give up all hope, a miracle occurs.

When I first viewed Stephen Gray & David Lilley's short I was struck by the beautiful backdrop of Bristol, particularly the visual appeal of Brunel's famous Clifton Suspension bridge. On the second viewing I better appreciated the irony of the film's ending.

You can watch the entire short after the break.

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Anonymous (11 years ago) Reply

Loved it!


Ben Austwick (11 years ago) Reply

Saw this at the Sci-Fi London film festival, it's a great little piece, loads of atmosphere.


Sunolet (11 years ago) Reply

that was my guess from the get go i was like "he's alive so maybe he's a main carrier or the orgin of the disease or he just got lucky"

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