Grounded. Okay, okay, it's not the most linear of science-fiction films; in fact, it's a bit open-ended and does things with the narrative you wouldn't tolerate in a novella or a long-form movie.
But if you have seven and a half minutes...? Well worth it. The opening sequence is very much the kind of thing I see with my mind's eye, looking at the semi-War between NATO and the Edgers.
Best of all? The parts that didn't happen inside a computer were shot with ordinary DSLR cameras.
There's interesting times ahead for filmmaking; the hardware keeps getting smaller and cheaper and less and less in the way of telling the story. Distribution...? I dunno; movies have been trying to figure that out for a good long while now and it's making fortunes for accountants and attorneys. Me, I don't care how they handle it or who pays whom for what, as long as they do so in a way that keeps films at the movie-house and auteurs and artists hard at work and well-paid enough they don't quit -- if only they'd make more films I'd like to watch! (Hint: There's a boatload of H. Beam Piper out there that wants filmed.)
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