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."

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Wow. That felt like a great teaser to a new TV series. I can't wait to see what they do with it.

CoosCoos on Jun 4, 2014


damn… i really wish there was more to that!

Astroboy3000 on Jun 4, 2014


Reminds me of Deus Ex - Human Revolution. Great!

ProjectionistHP on Jun 4, 2014


Quite liked it. 🙂

Carpola on Jun 4, 2014


Very cool. Pumped to see more.

Franklin Carpio on Jun 4, 2014


Give'em the DEUS EX movie.

DAVIDPD on Jun 4, 2014



Trey Wilson on Jun 4, 2014


I bet the Mech causes constipation....

TheOct8pus on Jun 5, 2014


I would think it causes iron deficiency.

borninatrailer on Jun 6, 2014

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