Sci-Fi Fantasy Film DUST Is One of the Best Shorts I've Ever Seen
"Dust" is one of the greatest short films that I've ever seen. This sci-fi fantasy adventure is off the charts in its level of awesomeness. The production value is insanely good, and the special effects are stunningly beautiful.
The short was inspired by anime and classic horror. The story is set in "a harsh and unpredictable natural environment where people have isolated themselves in an ancient city behind a massive wall. A socially marginalized tracker teams up with a black-market merchant to save the society that has rejected his way of life." The story is further described as follows:
Dust takes place in a world of rapid evolution. Each year new species and adaptations alter the balance of their ecosystems. Technology and deep tradition exist as symbiotic opposites dividing people who live in the countryside from those who live in walled cities. Amidst this cultural turmoil, nature offers up an unexpected challenge.
The short was directed by Mike Grier, who shot it in 11 days in abandoned rural areas of Japan. The project was funded by Kickstarter back in 2013, and as you'll see, he and his team did a hell of a job bring this story to life for audiences like you to enjoy.
I had the opportunity to see this film twice while it was making its way through the film festival circuit, and now that it's online, I can watch it whenever I want! This thing needs to be adapted into a feature film!