Watch: Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Short 'Phoenix 9' from German Team
by Alex Billington
November 12, 2014
"Remember: a better future is waiting for you." Another short to fire up today, this one is more of a proof-of-concept but better than most of the work that comes across our desks. Titled Phoenix 9, this short film is the debut of German team Amir Reichart (director & editor) and Peer Gopfrich (writer & producer) and it's sort of a funky mix of Tron Legacy meets post-apocalyptic survival thriller. "While post-apocalyptic films are immensely popular, we didn't just want to re-tread familiar territory. That's why we introduced a high-tech twist that takes things in a completely unexpected direction and gives the story larger-than-life scope and drama," explains Gopfrich. It's long (over 20 minutes) but actually quite good, view in full below.
Original synopsis for Phoenix 9 from Vimeo: After a global nuclear war has turned earth into a scorched wasteland, a struggling group of survivors discovers a secret installation that offers a new beginning - but not without a catch. It's a bit long, but worth watching all the way until to the end. Phoenix 9 is the debut of German filmmaking team Amir Reichart (director & editor) and Peer Gopfrich (writer & producer). The short is a proof-of-concept based on a feature screenplay by Peer Gopfrich. The cast includes Nora Huetz, Paul Lange, Russell Dennis Lewis, Corey Rieger, Stephen Laferriere, Daniela Flynn and Cynthia Kirchner. For more updates and details on the short film visit IMDb or their Facebook page. What did you think?
Can't wait Utopian futuristic movies become a trend, people all getting along and no nuclear wars or pilot goggles. He he.
Carpola on Nov 12, 2014
Cool! Low budget effects done right.
DAVIDPD on Nov 12, 2014
Only made it 2 min in...pass
ff on Nov 14, 2014
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