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Watch Dan Sachar's Haunting 30-Minute Post-Apoc Short 'Overture'

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January 4, 2013
Source: Twitch

Overture Short Film

"And so he became the last soul. Scavenging his own creation... as it withers away around him." As we get excited for the many indies playing at Sundance later this month, lest not forget the many others that have played at countless other festivals, including this one. The short is called Overture, written and directed by Dan Sachar, a haunting sort of post-apocalyptic sci-fi about a man struggling "to connect pieces from his daily scavenging routine and bits from his repressed memory." It has a very mesmerizing feel like The Road or something from Lars von Trier, with very minimal dialogue. Described as "poetic sci-fi at its very best."

Short synopsis for Dan Sachar's Israeli short Overture, presented in full by Twitch, on Vimeo: "The abstract story about a lone survivor lost in a dying world. A man struggles to connect pieces from his daily scavenging routine and bits from his repressed memory. When a woman appears in his desolate forest world, she's intent on making him face his past and consequent fate." The film stars Miko Ben Porat and Nili Sachar. It first premiered in 2011 and played at the Stockholm, Comic-Con, IBAFF and Cinema South Film Festivals. Most of the praise comes from Twitch, but for more info or updates visit: overture-film.com.

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  • Charliebite
    Beautiful. inspiring short! Thanks.
  • AJ
    Very beautiful. It pulls you in tho I had no idea what was happening. Did she take his place at the end or was her intention just to help him pass on?
    • Charliebite
      AJ, I think that both. She's taking his place while he's accepting his "failure". He realizes he has to let go and move on.
  • Don
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7YGEVuJ4mM Carpola
    Yep I wasn't sure, is it based on old Testamentals? Towards the end I saw him a bit more like a God who was ill, like his planet and he was getting replaced by the lady. Liked it enough to watch the whole thing though. When are Apple bringing out those tablets they had with the magic paper?
  • clinteastwoodscloset
    I absolutely love that you guys are starting to feature some emerging filmmakers work on this site. My one request is that you try to branch out a bit and feature a short film that isn't some sic-fi post apocalypse thing. Give a comedy, a drama, maybe even an art-house short film a chance.
    • Dravid
      Watch the short, its obviously mainly inspired by Tarkovsky. It is not the normal genre film you may think it is..
  • http://www.sdwebworks.com/san_diego_web_designer_blog San Diego Web Designer
    Wow. Genius. Who ever made this is just pure genius. What inspired him to make this interesting clip?
  • http://twitter.com/ps3fanboy923 M
    Can someone please explain what was going on? I have no idea what I just watched.
  • PLO
    Waste of time.
  • http://www.facebook.com/holstein.jerry Jerry Holstein
    I THINK ,THAT MAYBE IF U THINK OF HER AS NOT REAL, YOU MIGHT GET A BETTER IDEA OF WHAT THEY WERE GOING 4. BUT IM' NOT THAT BRIGHT
  • http://www.facebook.com/aviv.vana Aviv Vana
    You can check out the interview with the cinematographer of this movie here:bigleaguefilmschool.com/overture/ For those who were super impressed like I was with this film, I sat down with the cinematographer and had a nice interview about this movie. I hope it gives you a bit more of an insight to the production and the cinematography. Enjoy

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