Watch Ben Craig's Short 'Modern Times' That Has Studios Buzzing
If you're already wondering if the title has something to do with Charlie Chaplin, it does, but you'll find out exactly how once you watch it. Heat Vision recently featured a short film that's been floating around the web since December called Modern Times that was conceived and directed by Scottish art director Ben
Craig. The reason it was featured is because its getting lots of buzz around Hollywood and subsequently Ben Craig has been pursued by studios like Warner Bros, Fox and Paramount for upcoming projects. The short can be seen below and, despite the name, is a futuristic sci-fi that film fans will
should fall instantly in love with.
Watch Ben Craig's short Modern Times below and read the story about how he made it over on Heat Vision.
Wasn't that just wonderful? It kind of feels like 2001: A Space Odyssey, Moon and J.J. Abrams' Star Trek all rolled into one, which is actually quite awesome. And now you know why it's also titled Modern Times. Please tell me that's something that we'll actually be able to experience in our "near" future, because holy hell is that one amazing movie screen. Craig came up with this after thinking "who was going to [watch all] these old movies and where?" He learned by watching commercial shoots, then shot the live-action portion over a weekend. He then spent two more months in post-production, learning along the way. The result is obviously spectacular, I just hope he can successfully extend that same quality into a feature-length movie.