Watch: Incredible Virtual Reality Sci-Fi Short Film 'Uncanny Valley'

December 1, 2015
Source: Vimeo

Uncanny Valley Trailer

"I remember the first time I tried it… I thought to myself: 'Wow. I'm never going to be bored again.'" If you're into the virtual reality craze, you must see this fascinating new short. It's called Uncanny Valley, which is a reference to the point at which you feel uneasy noticing that a CGI creation isn't really real, from Argentinian director Federico Heller. It explores a future where VR junkies have become so addicted to the virtual worlds, they truly have become junkies, jacking in most of the day. There's some great VFX in this, and strong world-building, with a major transition to sci-fi action in the second half. Beware of VR addicts.

Original description from Vimeo: In the slums of the future, virtual reality junkies satisfy their violent impulses in online entertainment. An expert player discovers that the line between games and reality is starting to fade away. 3DAR’s latest short film explores the frightening potential of our next technological revolution. "Stay connected, but not too much ; )" Uncanny Valley is written and directed by Argentinean filmmaker Federico Heller, with an original score by Cyrille Marchesseau. For the full credits and more info on the short film, visit Vimeo or the 3dar website. Watch even more short films here. Your thoughts?

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  • Eggyweggs
    Absolutely brilliant. Disturbingly so. Excellent.
  • Nash
    Completely, totally, utterly and extremely superb! Never seen something like this before! 10 out of 5 stars!
  • guilamu
    ASSASSIN'S CREED??? Yeah, no. // Those effects look like they took forever.
    • They took awhile haha!
      • DAVIDPD
        I really appreciate the one on one responses!
        • I just happened to see this page because I was curious to see what came up in google when I looked up the short film. It's only been online for less than 48 hours so I was amazed by all the feedback! We'll see what comes from it all! This has been a passion project for the whole team and something we've been working on while simultaneously doing client work that's more advertisement and experiential reality based. It's definitely been a great experience to see it finally come to life!
  • evilED
    Looks pretty, but these sci-fi shorts often turn out to be nothing more than VFX reels. They always lack the most important ingredient - a good story.
    • Josh W
      I think you missed the story in this one then.
      • evilED
        Nah, I watched it. Was not impressed. Sorry to ruin your fun.
        • Josh W
          I still enjoyed it regardless of how you felt about it.
        • HaydenTO
          Definitely missed the point. Beautiful and well made but the story and quite scary concept is what I really liked.
          • steveslefteye
            He definitely missed the actual plot if he thinks it's just about VR addiction. He must not have paid any attention to the last par of the film.
    • Joe Spin
      uh did you watch this?
    • davidshaw
      There are 2 possibilities here. 1) you didn't actually watch it or 2) you're an absolute, monstrous idiot. There is no option 3.
      • evilED
        Actually there is an option 3, kid. I've seen the same concept before in sci-fi novels - people addicted to VR in a drug form. The short presents nothing new. If you had any idea about the genre, you'd know that to be true. But you don't. You're just some fanboy kid who probably lives at home and jacks off over Avengers. STFU.
        • Kptn Blizz
          WAR GAMES (1983)
  • HyperJ
    Very good!
  • W.
    I too rolled my eyes when I read: "sci fi short film" BUT this one is a good one. Great concept, lovely execution and design. Frederico will be directing a Hitman/Robocop reboot in no time!
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