What if we could send functioning human brains directly into space, using them as intelligent storage devices capable of beaming images and data â€” in dream form â€” back to Earth? That’s the premise of this unusual sci-fi short, which fakes being a documentary about humanity’s first steps into interstellar travel.
The short, directed by special effects artist Hasraf “HaZ” Dulull, alternates documentary-style interviews with scientists with space footage. The result is a 14-minute space film that feels a lot like the Robert Zemeckis 1997 classic Contact. In other words, don’t expect explosions and alien wars. But with a budget of just $4,000, the visuals of the film are definitely impressive.
On the bright side, and even though the short sometimes can feel slow and a little bit too contrived, its ideas are provocative and profound. It remains to be seen if this can scale up to a full-feature film. Dulull, who has worked on movies like The Dark Knight and Hellboy II, is trying to turn this short into a full feature film, as confirmed to Mashable by his agent Scott Glassgold.
Watch the thought-provoking short above.