Excl: Watch Collin Davis & Matt Litwiller's Full Sci-Fi Short 'Telescope'
by Alex Billington
October 21, 2013
"A day may come when people will look back through space and time to witness what we once were." It's time... We're excited to be the first to debut the full 10-minute short film Telescope, co-directed by Collin Davis & Matt Litwiller, that we first teased a few weeks ago. This thrilling time travel short also features the work of Wes Ball, director of The Maze Runner and Ruin, who was lead VFX artist. "Wes worked closely with Collin and me to achieve the deep space look we were going for with both the ship and the space around it. He entertained our crazy ideas and helped incorporate the practical elements we shot," said Litwiller, who will be submitting to multiple festivals for competition in the narrative short category. Enjoy!
Telescope stars Sébastien B. Lubin and Harwood Gordon. Litwiller & Davis are both grads of Northwestern University's School of Communication. "Peering into the abyss... The abyss appears to return our gaze..."
You can now watch Collin Davis & Matt Litwiller's sci-fi short film Telescope, in high def from Vimeo:
The year is 2183. Earth is dead. With all evidence of organic life lost, a cosmic archaeologist travels faster than light into deep space to capture images of the once vibrant planet. When his vessel is damaged he must take matters into his own hands, risking his life to witness humanity’s lost home. Telescope, which was shot in glorious 4K, is co-directed by Collin Davis & Matt Litwiller, written by Eric Bodge, with cinematography by Travis Labella. "With the help of many friends, telescope was completed in in 2013 in Los Angeles," it says on their Vimeo. There is a feature-length version in the works, we'll be watching for it.
For more info on the short Telescope, head to Vimeo or their twitter @TelescopeMovie or official site. Doubling as an experiment with new camera technology, Telescope was shot on the Sony F65, utilizing a true 4K workflow from camera to finished DCP. "By taking advantage of some exciting new technologies like the Academy Color Encoding System (ACES) and the OpenEXR format, we feel the film showcases what's possible at the extremes of modern imaging," said Davis. Impressive work all-around. What did you think?