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Worth Watching: Sci-Fi Short 'Seed' Trailer by Tyson Wade Johnston

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July 2, 2012
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Sci-Fi Indie Short Seed

These are not our rules. What better to watch on a sunny summer weekday than some indie science fiction? Our friend Jeremy recently emailed a link to this trailer for a sci-fi short called Seed, directed by Tyson Wade Johnston, who you might recall also directed the sci-fi short Exist last year (see on YouTube). Justin Zachary stars as a merc in this short set on a planet called Gaia, the rest you'll have to see for yourself. This not only looks like it has some great low budget sci-fi effects (honestly), but it seems like there's actually an eerie horror story to it, and I'm intrigued to check it out. Plus, we love featuring up-and-coming filmmakers.

Set in the year 2071, where technology has brought mankind to the brink of colonization on a planet named Gaia, one man takes on an isolated mission and discovers unearthly horrors that could bring an end to life on this planet. Seed is directed by Tyson Wade Johnston (website), of the short film Exist previously, an an "emerging creative film industry talent based in Los Angeles, CA." The trailer and site say that it's being officially released in August 2012, so be on the lookout. There's already a nice poster, plus the trailer has an official rating, apparently. For more updates, visit their Facebook page. Your thoughts?

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  • Dennis
    Hmm probably not a good idea to keep your rifle slung like that, makes it hard to use.
  • Sal
    complete crap. how did this get on here?
  • Greedo
    Man, I want so badly to love some independent sci-fi short films...but I just can't do it. The guy goes to a planet with a big spaceship...then he's abandoned, then he wanders around? Huh? That's a set-up, but even in a trailer you need to hint at some sort of complication or drama.
  • Guesto
    Meh.
  • grimjob
    I think this could be pretty cool.
  • Gamehead
    Looks cool, reminds me of Blomkamp's Halo stuff
  • HealthyPoison
    Not too shabby. People will hate on anything these days lol
  • dude
    Crap. Sorry...
  • http://www.facebook.com/matt.peloquin.14 Matt Peloquin
    It's definitely got a Pitch Black vibe to it.
  • Evan Shawn
    Looks great. Reminds me of blomkamp's early Halo/Alive in Joburg stuff. Will be keeping my eyes out for the short.
  • Kevin Chase
    Those ships are so sick.
  • conradthegreat
    everyone here knows that the sense of ambiguity is done on purpose right? it's just to whet your appettite....heck, it's a trailer for a "short" not a feature
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7YGEVuJ4mM Carpola
    I think it could be not bad, just badly edited together and vague. Like another scifi film I watched recently by some guy called Ridley something. ;-)
  • ff
    Let me know when something happens. BORING!
  • stewie325
    If this stupidity was made in 1971, it would have been called a "timeless classic" like other associated crap (Star Wars/Craft, Alien, 2001 A.S.O. etc...)
    • http://www.facebook.com/gshauger Geoffrey Shauger
      What an idiot
    • Cody W
      The dumbest comment of the year goes tooooo stewie congratz man u get a thumbs down
  • lol
    sorry i almost give a fuck
  • Props Guy
    Looks promising, what was failing in my opinion are the standard props and uniform. In the future a colonial marine I expect to be using state of the art clothing and something more than an M4.

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