Check out this exceptionally well made sci-fi short film called Dr. Easy. It's based on Matthew De Abaitua's novel Red Men. This short was written and directed by Jason Groves, Richard Kenworthy, and Christopher Harding, and it serves as a prologue for a planned feature film adaptation of the book.
The short centers on Michael, "a broken man with a gun. He is surrounded by armed police. A robot with medical training is dispatched to negotiate – but can it save him?" For those of you not familiar with the book, here's a description:
Nelson used to be a radical journalist, but now he works for Monad, one of the world's leading corporations. Monad makes the Red Men-tireless, intelligent, creative, and entirely virtual corporate workers-and it's looking to expand the program.
Nelson finds himself at the helm of a grand project whose goals appear increasingly authoritarian and potentially catastrophic. As the boundaries between Redtown and the real world become ever more brittle, Nelson finds himself forced to choose sides: the corporation or the community, the real or the virtual.
This story would make for a great film. I thought this short was great, and hopefully the team that made it will be able to make their feature film. Check it out!
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