Watch: Impressive Sci-Fi Short 'Dr. Easy' Based on 'Red Men' Novel

June 24, 2013
Source: io9

Dr. Easy Short Film

"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.

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    So good!!! Long live the short!
  • ff
    ? Good, but WTF with that ending?
  • I was going to say 'Not another fecking robot short', but saw it was by Shynola, love them geezers. This was a bit depressing though. Really liked how the tech was quite basic, the pixelated vector views.
  • RobotProphet
    This is so cool. Autonomous robots in film guys. Next big blockbuster.




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