Don't Do Mech - But Do Watch This 'Mech: Human Trials' Sci-Fi Short

June 4, 2014

Mech Sci-Fi Short

"Once you start, there's no going back." Awesome. Fire up this short film from filmmaker Patrick Kalyn, debuting a dark and exciting new sci-fi short titled Mech: Human Trials. Good news, it has already been optioned for a Hollywood feature, with Black List writer Mike Le adapting the script for Patrick Kalyn to direct, reports The Wrap. The short, running only 5 minutes, has just debuted online in full and it's a must watch - for only five minutes, this packs a punch, and I really want to see more from it already. As always, I love featuring great short films like this, especially when they're original sci-fi. This is also a great primer for William Eubank's The Signal, if I might say, which Focus is putting out in theaters in June. Check this out!

From Vimeo: After a serious accident, a man is introduced to a designer street drug promising to restore his ravaged body. Desperate to mend himself, he becomes consumed by the drug - only to discover it is threatening his humanity. Mech: Human Trials is written, directed & produced by Patrick Kalyn, starring Steve Baran, with cinematography by Cliff Hokanson; and music by Sam Hulick and Nick Borrego. The short was teased as an anti-mech PSA, at Don'tDoMech.com. "As an esteemed member of your community, we are seeking your help. Mech Free Partnership is a non-profit organization founded to educate people on the dangers of Mech use. This terrifying new drug is emerging as a dangerously addictive and fatal killer of young Americans. With your help, we can work together to uncover the origins of Mech and stamp out its existence before it becomes a true epidemic. Please take a moment to watch our latest PSA and forward it."

Find more posts in Sci-Fi, Short Film, To Watch

Discover more around the web:

  • CoosCoos
    Wow. That felt like a great teaser to a new TV series. I can't wait to see what they do with it.
  • Astroboy3000
    damn… i really wish there was more to that!
  • ProjectionistHP
    Reminds me of Deus Ex - Human Revolution. Great!
  • Quite liked it. :-)
  • Franklin Carpio
    Very cool. Pumped to see more.
    Give'em the DEUS EX movie.
  • Trey Wilson
  • TheOct8pus
    I bet the Mech causes constipation....
    • borninatrailer
      I would think it causes iron deficiency.




Alex's Top 10 - 2016
1. La La Land
2. Paterson
3. Arrival
4. Captain Fantastic
5. 20th Cent. Women
6. Pete's Dragon
7. Jackie
8. Kubo & Two Strings
9. Everybody Wants
10. Wilderpeople
Click Here for Thoughts

Jeremy's Top 10 - 2016
1. Moonlight
2. The Handmaiden
3. High-Rise
4. Elle
5. Arrival
6. Kubo & Two Strings
7. 13th
8. Jackie
9. Toni Erdmann
10. The Witch
Click Here for Thoughts


Subscribe to our feed or daily newsletter:
Follow Alex's main profile on twitter:
For the news posts only, follow this acct:
Add our feed to your Feedly: follow us in feedly