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agentorange [Celluloid 01.27.10] post apocalyptic movie short scifi video

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Currently scheduled to play at Seattle's Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival (SFFSFF) is Matthew Ladensack's S.S. Humanity, a 17 minute short sci-fi drama that "gives audiences a glimpse into what the future may hold for human life." And, I'm glad to see it holds quasi futuristic space-suits a la Space 1999.

The film follows one family as they prepare to leave for "The Alaska Project," one of the last human civilizations left in their dying world. When an unexpected opportunity to leave on the last shuttle to space becomes a reality the family must chose to stay on Earth or insure their survival by moving out into space.

Synopsis:
In the year 2210, humankind is faced with one option for survival: move to outer space. The most precious of Earth’s natural resources have been depleted; the planet has been ripped apart by war and natural disasters. Survival of the fittest has transformed into survival of the luckiest when a family gets last minute tickets to board the Space Station: Humanity.

Ladensack's has stated that his dream is to turn S.S. Humanity into a full-fledged, high-action feature and after watching the short I kind of hope that happens. There's a lot of cliched scifi stuff going here (some would call it "homage"), but the execution is pretty great for a sudent short.

Watch S.S. Humaity in its entirety after the break and if you're in Seattle on January 30, 2010, go see it on the big screen.



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rek (4 years ago) Reply

Ridiculous.

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uncleB (4 years ago) Reply

We still using the shuttle 200 yrs from now? I thought they were going to retire those things.

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VeeVee (4 years ago) Reply

Boring and unoriginal. :/

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bad dog (4 years ago) Reply

OK, guys, it's a student project. But not bad at all for a student project. The main problem was the script. The acting wasn't bad--it was actually better than a lot of crappy movies out there, especially in the B movie ripoff genre. The special effects were surprisingly good for student work. The directing was fair to good--I would have liked to have seen everything a lot more derelict, instead of everybody looking rich and well fed--like you can get the hi-tech screens cheap but can barely afford clean water--and the pacing could have been tighter. But not bad at all for a student project.

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uncleB (4 years ago) Reply

Thanks for clearing that up for all of us bd. Now my opinion has totally changed. Great film, I vote to give it an Oscar for best picture this year.

it was bad student film or not.

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bad dog (4 years ago) Reply

Thanks for your randomly delivered, off the mark sarcasm, uncleB, wasting my time and yours. Really. Thanks. What's your address so I can mail you a big fat check for a million dollars, so you can be richly rewarded for being a sarcastic jerk to a total stranger for no apparent reason? Really. I'm serious. A million dollars.

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Anonymous (4 years ago) Reply

Fantastic short film. Matthew did a great job directing. The acting was great. I give it two thumbs up:)

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Anonymous (4 years ago) Reply

This is very good!

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Anonymous (4 years ago) Reply

sarcastic jerk? Maybe. Encouraging bad film making? Never.

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oh_yeah_man (4 years ago) Reply

not bad

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Leg-End (4 years ago) Reply

I've seen worse on SyFy, learn and grow Matthew.


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