Watch: Adam Marisett's 'AMP' Robot Sci-Fi Short Film from Vancouver
"These days we need to be a little… resourceful." Yet another excellent sci-fi short film to feature today. This one featuring another robot! Vancouver based product company Triton Films (behind Somnolence and Blomkamp's Tetra Vaal) has launched their latest short AMP, written and directed by up-and-coming filmmaker Adam Marisett, an animator on District 9 and many other notable films. This plays almost like a pitch or proof of concept for a Firefly-like futuristic TV show, but it has some flair and I dig the robot character, he fits in well but gets beat up easily. There's some stellar concept art during the end credits, too.
AMP comes direct from Vimeo and Triton Films online - no synopsis available. The short film was directed by Adam Marisett, written by Adam Marisett and Casey Chourney, and produced by Gabriel Napora. Cinematography is by Cliff Hokanson, with music by Sean Beeson and Pontus Rufelt. Starring Matthew MacCaul and Elysia Rotaru. Not much other information was provided with this, as it's more of a demo reel or proof of concept pitch from Triton. I love that one shot of the Vancouver skyline with the Coreley building digitally added in, it reminded me of Tron Legacy, which was also filmed primarily in Vancouver.