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Sci-Fi Short Film: „Implant“ | DUST

In a world where the technology exists to hack into peoples’ memories, a traditional housewife colludes with her close friend to expose her husband, who she suspects is unfaithful. A film about love, betrayal and technology.

„Implant“ by Ran Li

Connect with the Filmmakers:
https://www.facebook.com/ran.li.10441

More About „Implant“:
After 5 years of marriage, Emily’s life feels dull. Her husband George is usually busy at work: his company is fast-growing, developing apps for this new brain-computer interface called Implant. Almost everyone has Implant: a new technology embedded in people’s brains that are basically a far more advanced version of today’s smartphone.
Fortunately, on lonely weekends, Emily has her best friend Betty to spend time with her. Betty sympathizes with Emily’s loneliness.
One day, Emily accidentally sees someone who looks like George through a hotel room window, she is anxious: as a traditional Chinese woman, she doesn’t want to confront George, as it might risk their marriage, but she desperately wants to find out if George is cheating. She has one way to do so, begging Betty, who is an Implant specialist, to lend her a gadget that can steal George’s memory via his Implant.
George’s memory shows he was not cheating. He was just working hard. But he discovers Betty and Emily’s shady plan. Feeling betrayed, he divorces Emily.
In the end, it turns out George and Betty colluded the whole thing, in order to get rid of Emily, who valued marriage so much that she wouldn’t get a divorce. It is Betty’s superiority in new technology that enables her to trick Emily. George, being happy about the result, finds the horrifying truth that his destiny is now in Betty’s grip forever.

„Implant“ Credits:
Writer, Director — Ran Li
Producer — Andrew Kevelson
Executive Producers — Li Jin, Yang Pengbo

Starring:
Emily — Effy Han
Betty — Constance Parng
George — Hayes Beyersdorfer
Nurse Rosa — Crystal Rodriguez
Chinese Woman — Gloria Ho
Chinese Man — Craig Ng

Director of Photography / Colorist Connor Lambert
Production Designer Xiaowen Wang
Supervising Art Director — Yunong Xia
Art Director / Costume Designer / Set Dresser — Ring Hyacinth
On-set Art Director— Ann Geng
Makeup Artist — Cynthia Wu
Editor — Christopher Ma
Visual Effects Supervisor — Stephen Burchell
Associate Producer— Chandler Toffa
Composer— Anthony Sabatino

First Assistant Director—Ivy Liao
Production Coordinator — Emily Schroeder
Unit Production Manager— Will Milvid, Eric Rich
Script Supervisor— Teresa Hartmann
Line Producer— Cameron Chin

Crew:
Storyboard Artist&Poster Designer — Sean Song
Graphic Designer — Yi Mao
Art Department Assistant — Sarah Grant
Computer UI Designer — Yutong Liu

First Assistant Camera — Will Hecht
Second Assistant Camera—
Will Milvid
Yung-Chih Hsu
Huanxi Li
Nick Paskhover
Rui Jiang Ong
Jack Kissane
Sam Schmiedeskamp

Gaffer— Sohil Vaidya
Best Boy Electric — Will Milvid
Key Grip — Justin Persinger
Best Boy Grip — Aman Singh
BTS Photographer— David Woon

Sound Mixer/Boom Operator—Jordan Litt
Supervising Sound Editor— Ryan Vaughan

Production Assistant—
Annie Nguyen
Morgan Johnson
Devan Gavin
Rohit Padmakumar
Emily Arendt
Kristina Abissi
Alex Knoblock

Sci-Fi Short Film: „Human Resources of Ugago“ | DUST

Dave is the last human employee at „UGAGO“ – a hip, modern stock footage-company. Dave hates his job, the group activities, and the annoyingly exuberant team spirit of his robot colleagues. He does his very best to seclude himself from everyone at his office, as he is convinced about his otherness and superiority to his robot coworkers. One day when he rashly refuses yet another friendly gesture from them, the robots have had enough of his behavior and decide to burst his bubble of arrogance.

„Human Resources of Ugago“ Credits:
Director, Screenplay / Ennio Ruschetti David Oesch
Cinematography / Tobias Kubli
Production Design / Aurelia Buchli
Editor / Norbert Kottman, Hae-Sup Sin
Music / Cédric-Joël Ziegler
Production Manager / Valentin Karl Huber
Lead-Animation / Robin Disch

Leading Actors
Sebastian Krähenbühl as Dave
Denise Hasler as Frank
Alex Freeman as Franks Voice

Supporting Actors
Lea Whitcher as Image Video Voice

Assistant Director / Björn Baumann
Set Manager / Hannah Markfort
Continuity / Kenneth Gilomen
Focus Puller & Assistant Camera / Robin Angst
DIT / Kathrin Schweizer
Gaffer / Lukas Graf
Costume Design / Jeanne Bourgignon
Makeup Artist / Janine Jacoby, Kim Bischofberger
Location Sound Engineer / Noah van Dok
Sound Design / Oscar van Hoogevest, Flurin Devonas
Sound Mixing / Gregg Skermann, Oscar van Hoogevest
Digital Colorist / Valentin Karl Huber
Compositing / Klaus Krall / k-effects, Robin Disch, Ennio Ruschetti
Graphic Artist / Michael Shepherd, Donika Palaj
Technical Support Equipment / Gian Courtis
Technical Support Postproduction / Norbert Kottmann, Yasmin Joerg
Project Supervision / Christian Iseli
Project Mentoring / Prof. Michael Schaerer, Maurizius Staerkle-Drux
Financial Support / das alte Lager
Executive Producer / Filippo Bonacci
Programme Director / Sabine Boss

Sci-Fi Short Film: „The Trap“ | DUST

A man tries to convince his skeptical friend that he has invented a trap for catching extraterrestrials.

„The Trap“ by Dick Grunert

Connect with the Filmmaker:
https://www.instagram.com/dgrunert74/

https://vimeo.com/user21806621

„The Trap“ Credits:
Writer/Director – Dick Grunert
Producer – Dick Grunert
Director of Photography – Patrik Thelander
Editor – Jerry Pyle
Music & Sound Design – Gregory S. Burkart
Special Make-up Efx – Caitlyn Brisbin
The Trap Design & Construction – Robert Miller
Visual Efx – Adam Lima

Starring –
Curtiss Frisle as Dave
Tony Janning as Stuart

Sci-Fi Short Film: „SKIP“ | DUST

Tonight, Paul pops the question to Amanda. Everything is perfect; then suddenly – chaos. Now the couple find themselves stuck between two worlds. Desperate to be free, they try everything they can to escape… Will they succeed?

„SKIP“ by Justin Reich

„SKIP“ Credits:
Directed By Justin H. Reich
Written by: Mason Reich & Justin H. Reich
Starring:
Sterling Hurst as Paul
Hope Jordan as Amanda
Cathrine Lellie as Proxy
Bob McHone as Mr. Francis MacClare
Matt Patterson as Deletion Specialist #1
Lee Troutman as Deletion Specialist #2
Joh Harp as John
Based on the Play „SKIP“ by Mason Reich
Cinematographer: Jonathan Pfundstein
Production Designer: Matt Patterson
Editor: Justin H. Reich
Sound: Taylor Parris
1st AC: Dylan Carey
PA’s: Laura Gamble & Michelle Patterson

Music:
„Buttered Jazz“ by Rick Ivanoff
„Southern Lights“ by Yanis S. Sousa
„Andera Mexicana“ by Harpo Marks

Sci-Fi Short Film: „Instant Doctor“ | DUST

Did you ever wonder what will the future of health-care hold? How will advances in medical A.I. change our lives? Will algorithms eclipse doctors entirely? We hope not. Instant Doctor is a short film to show appreciation for doctors and health-care human workers everywhere.

„Instant Doctor“ by Diogo Gameiro

„Instant Doctor“ Credits:
Directors: Diogo Gameiro + Youth
Written by: Bianca Troncone, David Stemler, Bernardo Romero, Diogo Gameiro and The Youth
Production Company: The Youth
Starring: Fernando Alves Pinto
Executive Producer: Bernardo Romero and Eduardo Lubiazi
Director of Photography: Yuri Maranhão
Line Producer: Nani Matias
Editor: Diogo Gameiro, João Machado
Original Music: Jamute
Sound Design & Mix: Jamute
Colorist: Spalva – Osmar Junior

First Assistant Director: Andreia Campos
First Assistant Camera: Rodrigo Briza
Second Assistant Camera: Adriano Araujo
Video Assist: Carlos Eduardo
Logger: Maria Machado
Gaffer: Ricardo Pirolla
Key Grip: Flavio Romão
Wardrobe: Luciana Carvalho
Hair & Makeup: Lili Aptz
Prop Master: Mini Arte – Renato Hollanda
Production Coordinator – Carol Cherobin
Production Assistant: Daniel Maia
Production Assistant: Kayane Cabral
Production Assistant: Adriane Lira
Production Assistant: Ulisses Sant Anna
Production Assistant: Vinicius Camala
Stagehand: Rodrigo Bernardi
Location Producer: Dudu

Sound Engineer: Audio Nuclear
VFX: Warriors VFX
VFX Producer: Diogo Gameiro
Motion Designer: Janaina da Veiga

Casting Producer: Renata Scheidt and Flavia Cocoza
Mom sleeping: Luciana Tavares
Child: Julia Sena

Sci-Fi Short Film: „Ava In The End“ | DUST

After tripping over her dog and dying, a young woman wakes up in a virtual purgatory and waits for her mind to be downloaded into a new body.

„Ava In The End“ Credits:
Starring Elsa Gay and Allie Gallerani
Written/Executive Producer: Addison Heimann
Directed/Edited/Producer: Ursula Ellis
Producer: Rebecca Shuhan Lou
Producer: John Lozada
Executive Producer: Lily Pham
Executive Producer: Nam Kapow Luong Associate Producer: Desiree Stables
1st AD: Jessie Cohen
Script Supervisor: Chloe Williams
Director of Photography: Travis Labella
1st AC: Taylor Harris
Camera PA: Dalton Odell
Gaffer: Matt Planer
Key Grip: JD Howell
Swing: Matthew Chubby
Production Assistants: Isis Carranza, Lillian Cuba Production Sound: Christopher Cole
Boom Operator: Amanda Lowry
Sound Design/Mix: Isaac S. Derfel Original Score: Charles Mueller ADR Recordist: Blue Table Post Colorist: Nate Seymour
VFX Supervisor: Bill Taylor
Visual Effects: Zach Moore
Production and Costume Designer: Judi Bell Makeup Artist: Caitlin Oates
Art PA: Jiyeon Kim
Driver: Mike Hellerstein
Craft Services: Tosha Williams
Still Photographer: Craig Carpenter

Sci-Fi Short Film: „The Workplace“ – DUST

You are very qualifiied.

„The Workplace“ Credits:
Directed by: Carlyn Hudson
Written By: Annah Feinberg
Produced by: Kelly Parker/Mary Ellen Moffat
Executive Producers: Annah Feinberg & Kelly Parker
Associate Producer: Paige Collins
Director of Photography: Carissa Dorson
Production Designer: Christina Phensy
Editor: Andy Young
Costume Designer: Angela Trivino
Original Music: James McEnelly

Starring:
Stevie: Paige Collins
Nathaniel: Jake Szczepaniak
Cas: Tosin Morohunfola
Kennedy: Ellie Reed

Office Workers:
Amber Allen
Cameron Thomas
Jake Ryan
Luis Alejandro
Negrete Hernandez
Noah Andrade
Rebecca Lee
Silvia Azevedo
Jorge Meneses

First AD: LeGrand Love
Second AD: Devin Johnson
First AC: Nicola Newton
Second AC: Adam Lee
Production Sound Mixer: Carli Plute
Gaffer: Joe Baltazar
Key Grip: Josh Campbell
Grip: Sam Pemberton
Best Boy Electric: Carina Marquez
Hair & Makeup Artist: Jessie Maranda
Set Decorator: Sydney Cortright
Production Assistant: Laura Leal
Location Manager: Pat Olmstead
Stills Photographer: Casey James Knight
Sound Designer: Matt Schwartz
Color Correction: Cory Berendzen
Typeface Design: Jeremy Mickel

Sci-Fi Short Film: „Hey, It’s Me.“ – DUST (engl.)

A selfish man tries to alter his destiny when he receives an ominous phone call from his future self.

„Hey, It’s Me.“ by Mark Sposato & Courtney Sposato

„Hey, It’s Me.“ Credits:
Written & Directed by: The Sposatos
Produced by: Wendy Vall
Director of Photography: Arthur Woo
Original Music: Jay Sakong
Edited by: Craig Holzer
Production Design: Kelsey Hannah Walsh
Art Director: Jesse Aiello
Gaffer: Barton Cortright
Casting Director: Lance Kistler
1st AC: James Demetriou
1st AC: Maksim Axelrod
Production Sound Mixer: Eric Romary
Production Assistant: Whitney Bryan
Production Assistant: Mercedes Tibett
Production Assistant: Michele Da Maria

CAST
RJ Brown
Cedric Cannon
Pearls Daily
Gerrard Schweitzer
Reneé Mittelstaedt

Sci-Fi Short Film: „Satisfaction Guaranteed“ – DUST

A lonely 50s housewife undertakes radical atomic surgery to win back her husband’s wandering eyes and to become the perfect wife in the process.

„Satisfaction Guaranteed“ by Yue Ma

„Satisfaction Guaranteed“ Credits:
Editor – Rosemary Leisure
Director and Writer – Yue Ma
Producer – Mary Mehrkens
Cinematographer – Gunyoung Yang

Cast –
Joanna – Alexandra Hensley
Walter – Paul Keany
Dr. Campbell – Craig Bruenell
Dorothy – Jennifer Sommer
Helen – Jessica Mellott
Mary Anne – Melissa Bergman
Victoria – Jordan Blake

Stunt Coordinator – Nicole Randall

Extras –
Josh Brown
Brad Painter
Debra Eckloff
Lucy Angelo
Laura Kane

Unit Production Manager – Shi Qiu
First Assistant Directors – Peter Merwin & Lucille Ouyang
Second Assistant Directors – Tom Keith & Josh Brown

Music – Wesley Hughes

Camera Operator – Gunyoung Yang
Additional Camera Operator – Nobuyoshi Sakurai
First Assistant Camera – Ferguson Sauve-Rogan
Second Assistants Camera –
Sam Kim
Brandon Epperson
Imani Breyanna
Mitch Hekstra
Camera PAs – Nobuyoshi Sakurai & Felipe Larrondo
Steadicam Operator – Erdem Ertal
Still Photographer – Robbie Brannigan

Script Supervisor – Michele Haberman
Production Coordinator – Josh Brown
Accountant – Sweta Rai

Gaffers – Di Liu & Bora Kim
Best Boy Electric – Daniel Kautz
Electricians – Alan Weyand & Dennis Rogers
Key Grips –
Andres Solorzano
Caleb Tou
Jesper Duelund
Shilpi Agrawal
Grips –
Daniel Kautz
Scott Hillman
Tatsuya Ouchi
Caryn Di Marco
Dolly Grip – Anderson Ko
Swings – Juliana Tan & Ujwala Viswanath

Production Sound Mixer – David Levine
Boom Operators – Christian Lainez & Brad Harding

Art Director – Devin Cheney
Set Decorator – Cameron Dunbar
Costume Designer – Jennifer Sommer
Costumer – Christiana Laine
Make-up/Hair – Ross Williams
Makeup Asst – Emilia Wesrynska
Additional Makeup – Lauren Bencomo

Colorist – Bruce Goodman
Visual Effects – Justin Chandra

Poster Design – Zhenyu Ye

Transportation Coordinator – Michael Hellerstein
Drivers –
Emmanuel Velasquez
Mike Lutz
Walter Spohn
Key Set PA – Alia Chapman
Production Assistants –
Robert Cisneros
Talya Stern
Eva Cohen
Jason Flaster
Sarah White
Maxwell Anderson

Audio Post Production – Anarchy Post
Re-Recording Mixer – Ryan Gegenheimer
Dialogue Editor – Brian Dunlop
Sound Designer – Ryan Gegenheimer
Foley Artist – Jody Berglund
Foley Mixer – Dicken Berglund
Foley Editor – Leah Putlek

Catering – Michael Warren
Craft Service – Kenneth Morris
First Aid – Sylvia Wildfire

Sci-Fi Short Film: „VOYAGER“ – Dust

A shooting star falls down over the Arctic island of Svalbard and The Global Seed Vault gets an unexpected visitor.

„VOYAGER“ by Kjersti Helen Rasmussen

„VOYAGER“ Credits:
Director/screenwriter – Kjersti Helen Rasmussen
Producer – Njål Arne Lambrechts – Blinkfilm

Cast –
Enok Groven
Siv Torin Knudsen Petersen
Oliander Taule

DOP / Editor – Sjur Aarthun
Sound design / music –
Øyvind Rydland
Duper Studio
Yngve Sætre
Martin Smoge
Extreme music

VFX / Grading – Rebel Unit & Mats Andersen

ROAM: Rider Of Another Mortal

In an underground hidden lair, FIAR, a mid-20s street kid, works on hacked ROAM technology. He’s interrupted by an old woman seeking help. she claims that she’s an 18 year old kid, and that someone stole her body, and left her in this old shell. Feeling bad for the kid, Fiar lets her in, and reveals that he has a device that might help them track down her original body, and if they can get it back, he might be able to put her back inside of it. He hooks her into his device, which allows him to scan the ROAM Mainframe for her body, but as he does, he realizes that it’s a trap, ROAM operatives are flooding the tunnels outside his secret lair, and the woman that he let in, is secretly working for them. As ROAM Agents bang down the door, Fiar disarms the agent, sets a bomb, and escapes through a secret tunnel. ROAM agents give chase, and corner Fiar. But they do not realize that he has Body Hack technology, an enhancement which allows him to tap into his own bodies natural resources at will (adrenaline, dopamine, norepinephrine, etc…) and juice up on them, giving himself temporary superhuman abilities. He escapes capture, but is shot and mortally wounded in the process. With only minutes left to live, he makes his way to an upscale penthouse apartment, where there is a young woman handcuffed to a chair beside a strange device. As he dies, he hooks them both into the device, turns it on, and transfers his consciousness into the body of the young woman. We realize that Fiar has really been this young woman all along. Not wanting to risk damage to her own body, and now that she has been marked as a terrorist by ROAM, she finds unscrupulous people that have stolen bodies through ROAM, and uses their bodies instead. With ROAM showing no sign of slowing down their operation, she has much work left to do if she hopes to destroy their operation. But for now, it’s good to be home, back in her own body.

Sci-Fi Short Film “Augmented“

A short film set in the near future, where augmented reality has become so ubiquitous that the line between the real and virtual worlds have become blurred. When a new, dangerous technology is created that can manipulate the perception of this brave new world, who will exploit it? Who will monetize it? Who will become twisted by it?

More About The Augmented:
Augmented is directed by Ross Peacock and produced by Ben Mortimer of Black Arrow Pictures, and executive produced by Tim Clayton of Sweet Potato Productions. Starring Sabine Crossen, Brett Fancy and Camilla Roholm.

Sci-Fi Short Film: „2 Bullet Solution“

3 Test Subjects, 2 Bullets, 1 Solution.

„2 Bullet Solution“ by Matt Mullins and Chris Naylor

Laura & Vineta

A potato farmer connects with the injured alien that crash-landed in his field, much to the chagrin of the local authorities.

Laura & Vineta (Laura un Vineta) by Roberts Kuļenko

Slaughterbots

In a dystopian world a new form of A.I. weaponry has been created. All these drone bots need is a profile: age, sex, fitness, uniform, and ethnicity. Nuclear is obsolete. Take out your entire enemy virtually risk free. Just characterize him, release the swarm, and rest easy.

„Slaughterbots“ directed by Stewart Sugg

More About Slaughterbots:

The 7 minute film opens with a Silicon Valley CEO-type delivering a product presentation to a live audience a la Steve Jobs. The presentation seems innocuous enough at first—the presenter seems to be unveiling some new drone technology—but takes a dark turn when he demonstrates how these autonomous drones can slaughter humans like cattle by delivering “a shaped explosive” to the skull.The audience eats it up, clapping and laughing along with the CEO as if they hadn’t witnessed anything more dangerous than the unveiling of the iPhone X. The CEO goes further, showing videos of the tiny killer drone in action. “Let’s watch what happens when the weapons make the decisions,” the CEO says, as the bot executes a number of people on the massive screen behind him. “Now trust me, these are all bad guys.” What follows is a deeply unsettling portrait of a dystopian world where these small weaponised drones use their onboard technologies—“cameras like you use for your social media apps, facial recognition like you have on your phones!”—to make autonomous decisions about who lives and who dies.

“Nano“

„Nano“ by Mike Manning

A new law mandating the public’s use of nanotechnology meets resistance from hacktivists who are conspiring to thwart the impending roll-out of a dangerous hardware upgrade.

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