Is stunning short film The Raven the new District 9?

It's now officially a trend: Dazzling sci-fi short movies such as The Gift and Panic Attack! that grab the attention of Hollywood, and the latest is The Raven, a gritty slice of sci-fi Los Angeles, below.

The movie, first posted by Latino Review, comes from Peruvian director Ricardo De Montreuil and had a budget of just $5,000. The website reports that studios have already inquired with Montreuil's representatives about expanding it into a feature film. (The short was conceived as a treatment for a proposed film trilogy.)

Here's the description:

The short follows Chris Black who 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.

Pretty nifty, yes?

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