Watch: Derek Van Gorder's Mutiny Sci-Fi Short Film 'C 299,792 km/s'
Well, this isn't what I was expecting, but it's pretty cool anyway. A sci-fi short film we've been tracking for some time now called C has finally debuted entirely online. The short in full is called C 299,792 km/s and is about Lieutenant Commander Malleck's mutiny on a futuristic spaceship called Kestros IV. As much as I admire the filmmaking here and attempts to make a fun short, it looks like it was shot at a laser tag arena, has a rather funky soundtrack, and features some questionable acting. But it's still an interesting concept and they do play with sci-fi elements like gravity. Most importantly - no CGI or greenscreen was used in the making of the film, all the sets and props were built by hand and filmed in-camera. Which explains the look.
From their Vimeo: C is the story of Lieutenant Commander Malleck and her radical act of mutiny aboard the Kestros IV during an interplanetary cold war. With the help of her co-conspirators, she attempts to harness this weapon of mass destruction for a grand new purpose. The short was written & directed by Derek Van Gorder and Otto Stockmeier, and stars Caroline Winterson as Malleck, with Damien Langan and Daniel B. Region. Combining new advances in digital camera technology with traditional special effects, we sought to create a unique, timeless look through lighting design, camera tricks, miniature photography, split-screen, and stop-animation. For more on the film, visit the site c-themovie.com. What did you think?