Watch: Josh Tanner's Thrilling New Sci-Fi Short Film 'The Landing'
by Alex Billington
December 30, 2014
"Ain't no war without a real enemy, is it?" Wow. This a great short film to end the year with. Titled The Landing, this sci-fi thriller is about a father and his son who encounter something mysterious one night on the farm. As usual, the premise may not sound like much but this film just pulls you in and delivers a thrill with quite a big twist, which I won't dare spoil – you've got to watch this. The style is what makes this particularly impressive, it almost has an old Amblin/Spielberg feel to it, which is probably what they were going for and it works very well. Even the VFX are nice for a short film. Take a few minutes and fire this up.
From Vimeo: A man returns to the Midwestern farm of his childhood on a desperate mission to unearth the horrifying truth of what landed there in the summer of 1960. The Landing is directed by Josh Tanner, written by Josh Tanner & Jade van der Lei, produced by Jade van der Lei. The cast includes Henry Nixon, Tom Usher and David Roberts who you may recognize from The Matrix Revolutions as Roland. The film has won many awards, including Best Short Film at the 46th Sitges International Film Festival. To see a VFX featurette on the production, head to Vimeo. For more on the short film, visit thelandingfilm.com.