Watch: Zacarias & Macgregor's Sci-Fi Short 'Similo' Years in the Making
by Alex Billington
September 19, 2014
"I remember you." This may be worth your time, even though it's 21 minutes long, it's a good one. There's a short that has been in the works for at least seven years, filming back in 2007 through 2009. And it's finally done and ready for public consumption. The short is titled Similo from Spanish filmmakers Zacarias & Macgregor, set in the distant future about a man and a woman and what each one desires. Explained on their website: "Similo started as a simple yet ambitious idea: to make a realistic science fiction love story. The combination of these two aspects,' science fiction' and 'realism', was quite an exciting challenge for us." The results are something to behold, and it looks gorgeous on top of everything, so fire this up and dive in.
Editor's Note: this short film contains brief nudity and sexuality, so it may be NSFW, but enjoy it anyway.
Official synopsis for Similo from Vimeo: "2065. The entire planet is hit by the effects of climate change. One of the few places that remain habitable is Antarctica, where corporations have built private cities. Hebe and Ciro get back together again. She is looking for love. He is searching for his own identity." Similo is directed by Spanish filmmaking team Miguel de Olaso and Bruno Zacarías, aka Zacarias & Macgregor, starring actors Aloma de Balma and Javier Rios. They explain on this website that Similo was first conceived in 2005, filmed between the summers of 2007 and 2009 (spanning "the entire transition from film to digital"), and took years of post-production to complete. See more concept art from the short and read the making of.