It's amazing what can be done with nothing more than a computer, time and a boatload of talent. So before the Hollywood bidding war kicks off, check out the latest hit sci-fi short that has studios salivating.
The Internet is teeming with would-be filmmakers who think they've created the next big thing on their laptop. But every now and again, a singular vision makes itself known—and the creator of the post-apocalyptic Rosa has hit the jackpot.
Short films are always kind of hit or miss. They can either be proof of concept masterpieces that deliver perfectly sized nuggets of phenomenal, or they can be 10 minutes you'll never get back. But Archetype, directed by one of Rise of the Planet of the Apes' concept designers, is definitely a cut above.
Seriously, one look at this eight-minute short from British filmmaker Matt Westrup and you'll understand why it's getting promoted into a feature film: The Gate features genetic malfeasance, robotic power armor, swell CG beasts and a couple of terrific scares.
Now this is fan-made short filmmaking at its finest. Want to know what happened in the years between Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight and the recent Dark Knight Rises? This dark, cinematic short dubbed Batman: Pupper Master does a pretty good job of tackling the question.