Watch: Impressive Sci-Fi Short 'Dr. Easy' Based on 'Red Men' Novel
"Michael - there is nothing to gain from damaging me. Let me help you." Another stellar robot sci-fi short to feature. Though this one has a much darker, depressing tone and does have quite a bit of blood in it. The short is titled Dr. Easy (thanks to io9 on the tip), about a medical robot called Dr. Easy that the police send in to negotiate with a shotgun-wielding man inside a building. It's based on the novel Red Men, by Matthew De Abaitua, and actually presents a thought-provoking look at the future of police negotiations. Injure the suspect, send an indestructible medical robot negotiator and let it try and work things out. Watch this short.
Warp Films, Film4 and Shynola present Dr. Easy. Synopsis from Vimeo: Michael is a broken man with a gun. He is surrounded by armed police. A robot with medical training is dispatched to negotiate – but can it save him? The short film was written & directed by Jason Groves, Richard Kenworthy and Christopher Harding. Based on the novel The Red Men by Matthew De Abaitua, featuring Tom Hollander as Michael and Geraldine James as the voice of Dr. Easy. Cinematography by Barry Ackroyd, with VFX by Jellyfish. It just premiered at the Edinburgh Film Fest. For more info, check out Vimeo or the film's official website.