Worth Watching: Alien Planet Coming-of-Age Sci-Fi Short 'Prospect'

March 28, 2014
Source: Vimeo

Prospect Short Film

"Do not under estimate the danger…" After teasing the trailer just a few months ago, the mesmerizing sci-fi coming-of-age short film Prospect has finally debuted online in full. The short just premiered at the SXSW Film Festival earlier this month and was funded primarily through Kickstarter last year. In the sci-f film, a teenage girl and her father have traveled to a mysterious, toxic alien planet hunting for precious materials to make money. Above all it's just a very well-made, beautifully shot short that will draw you in to its world. I'm looking forward to seeing more from these filmmakers, but for now, watch this for free below and enjoy.

Here is Zeek Earl & Chris Caldwell's full 14 minute short film Prospect, in high def from Vimeo:

Prospect is the unusual coming-of-age story of a teenage girl on a toxic alien planet. She and her father hunt for precious materials aiming to strike it rich. When the father is attacked by a roving bandit, the daughter must take control. The project was funded on Kickstarter last year, earning $21,000 to complete the film. Prospect is co-directed by Zeek Earl & Chris Caldwell, from a script written by Chris Caldwell. The cast includes Callie Harlow & Tony Doupe. With cinematography by Zeek Earl, and original music by Daniel L.K. Caldwell. Produced by SHEP Films. For updates on this, visit their official site or Facebook.

Prospect Sci-Fi Short Poster

Official poster for Prospect seen above also debuted with the short. Artwork designed by Laurie Greasley.

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Reader Feedback - 4 Comments


Wow this is wonderful. I hope these guys gets something from this.

DAVIDPD on Mar 28, 2014


"Worth watching" is kind of an understatement, isn't it? Those two long takes are PHENOMENAL. In comparison with most science fiction shorts, this is an astounding work of art. I'm not saying you're underselling it but I really do believe this is amazing and I can't wait for what comes next.

PewPewPew on Mar 28, 2014


I like it. It moves a bit slowly but i get it.

DH on Mar 29, 2014


Slow. Otherwise Fine. I feel like I've seen this same short 20 times already.

ff on Apr 1, 2014

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