Watch: Entire Animated Cyberpunk Sci-Fi Short 'ROSA' Now Online

November 11, 2011
Source: Vimeo

ROSA Sci-Fi Short

It's time to meet Rosa. Are you ready? Following up the initial trailer we featured back in September, Jesus Orellana's animated cyberpunk sci-fi short ROSA can now be viewed in its entirety for free online. ROSA is an epic sci-fi short film that takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where all natural life has disappeared. From the destruction awakes Rosa, a cyborg deployed from the Kernel project, mankind's last attempt to restore the earth's ecosystem. I was sent numerous emails about this saying I have to post it, so here it is for your viewing pleasure. Orellana also confirms this will be turned into a live-action movie, too. See it below!

Watch the full-length animated sci-fi short ROSA, directed by Jesús Orellana, straight from Vimeo:

Synopsis: In the near future, humanity has disappeared, leaving behind a large megalopolis devoid of natural life. From the destruction awakens ROSA, a robot in the KERNEL project, mankind's last attempt to restore the earth's ecosystem using recovered samples of long-extinct plant species. Wandering among the ruins of the lifeless city, Rosa soon discovers that she is not the only part of Kernel that has awakened.

ROSA is an independent animated short created entirely by comic artist Jesús Orellana. The film played at the Sitges Film Festival, Screamfest, Los Angeles Shorts Fest and SIFF before this, and is now officially available for free online on Vimeo. Visit the film's official site or Facebook for more updates. Thoughts?

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  • tir na nog
    Excellant work.
  • Please make more movies/shorts like this.
  • A bit chaotic camera but overall great job. An interesting idea and well set mood. I especially like the ending.
    • A Villa88
      I agree it was a bit confusing during the fight sequence.
  • AllHailZ
    Do you know where I can find this with subtitles?
  • I thought the ending sucked balls, but the animation was really good, the environments were crazy detailed too. Style-wise I thought I'd dislike it from watching the trailers but I got sucked in there, loved the lanterns too. Just wasn't feeling the masochistic ending.
    • I will say though that the dude who made it should definitely get work from making this, there was a whole load of depth in the world so it would make sense to get a longer film out of it.
  • Heavily inspired by anime and Japanese video game action. Didn't get the ending but whatever, good effort!
  • Mayor McCheese
    It's like a really long student demo reel.
  • Dan Vogel
    I can appreciate the quality and time it took to make this, the computer animations, like MithunOnThe.Net said, didn't get the ending but whatever, good effort. But if you like dark gritty Matrix inspired Japanese stuff, it's pretty great.
    • Scurvytime
      You got the order of that wrong. You meant, Japanese inspired Matrix stuff.
  • Brandon
    I was entertained. 
  • Alex C.
    Excellent work, and a great way of getting your name around, but this whole "bleak post-apocalyptic/cyberpunk/matrix" concept is a bit tired.  Can we move over to a new concept, please?
  • Anonymous
    What a pity. All that talent and hard work employed to tell a bleak and nihilistic tale. Plotline: Born confused, fight for no apparent reason, die violently. There is far too much of this cinema anomie material available today and its casual acceptance--comments here mostly compliment the animation--shows how de-sensitized people are to its ugly pointlessness. Orellana should use his considerable skills to better effect.  
  • Sdcsfasd2
    kheiliam Good.




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