Watch: Aaron Sims' Incredible Sci-Fi Short 'Archetype' - The Next D9?
"My name is Patrick." This is something you've got to see! I was tipped by reader Josh E. about a sci-fi short on YouTube that I had to watch called Archetype. I decided to check it out and, as he'd promised, it was incredible and already has big numbers on YouTube, but could go even farther and be made into a movie. Archetype was created by effects/animation veteran Aaron Sims, and it's about these huge combat robots in the future, and one that has some sort of a… malfunction. It has a rather brilliant narrative in addition to an incredible world, very impressive work, I thought it was awesome. You do not want to miss seeing this!
Here is up-and-coming filmmaker Aaron Sims' sci-fi short Archetype, in full high def from YouTube:
From the plot description: RL7 is an eight-foot tall combat robot that goes on the run after malfunctioning with vivid memories of once being human. As its creators and the military close in, RL7 battles its way to uncovering the shocking truth behind its mysterious visions and past. Sounds like I, Robot meets District 9 meets Avatar, I really hope we see more. Archetype is directed by Aaron Sims (IMDb), starring Robert Joy (Land of the Dead, CSI:NY) and David Anders (Heros, 24). He says in the comments it "has been a labor of love on a budget of $0… and no funding." He also hints: "your continuing positive response will truly help in realizing a feature version of Archetype!" I hope that happens, this was way too short by the time it ended!