Watch This: Gritty Sci-Fi Short Film 'Trial' from The Brothers Lynch

May 5, 2016
Source: Short of the Week

Trial Short Film

"Our biologically engineered hosts are created from the ground up…" If you're looking for something to make you think, stop and watch this. There's an impressive new sci-fi short film out called Trial made by The Brothers Lynch, the same guys behind Dual and Old Habits. Starring Tom Cullen, Ana Ularu and Joseph Mawle, the short takes place from the perspective of a quadriplegic soldier who gets a nifty new mind transfer procedure that helps him rehabilitate. The short is a teaser for a full feature called Residual that will be the Brothers Lynchs' directorial debut, and it's currently securing financing. Take a look below.

Found via Short of the Week. Details from Vimeo state that this is a teaser short for The Brothers' sci-fi thriller feature project, Residual (Academy Nicholl Fellowship Semi-Finalist; Screencraft Sci-Fi Competition Finalist; The Tracking Board's Launch Pad Competition Quarter-Finalist). The Brothers Lynch's Trial is a 16-minute short that throws its viewers into the perspective of a quadriplegic soldier who undergoes a pioneering mind transfer procedure. Trial is written and directed by the Brothers Lynch and produced by Ed Barratt of Hook Pictures. Starring Tom Cullen, Ana Ularu and Joseph Mawle. For more info, visit SOTW.

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Reader Feedback - 10 Comments


People who call themselves 'The Brothers ...' immediately put me off.

eurogibbon on May 5, 2016


Even The Brothers Mario?

TheOct8pus on May 6, 2016


I am more put off by those who call themselves the Siblings.

tarek on May 6, 2016


Did the guy have multiple consciousness? Somebody explain someday?

Vespertilio on May 5, 2016


I think the scientist copied the mind of the quadriplegic soldier into the mind of the death row inmate.

superultraboy on May 8, 2016


Short films are sometimes 1000 times better than the best blockbusters.

tarek on May 6, 2016


Because they can get straight to the point and not have to fill 60-70 minutes with BS.

DAVIDPD on May 6, 2016


Telling a story with few words is an art, If the goal is to tell a story of course. Peter Jackson wouldn't agree.

tarek on May 6, 2016


Good watch indeed.

DAVIDPD on May 6, 2016


This feels slightly familiar to SOMA the video game in which the main character makes copies of himself during the game to progress and at the end *spoiler he doesn't know if he's the copy or original.

superultraboy on May 8, 2016

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