Teaser Trailer for Sci-Fi Short Film 'The Beacon' About a Missing Pilot

March 31, 2019
Source: Vimeo

The Beacon Trailer

"I do this one-month contract, and all of us can move to a better place. See you when I see you." This just looks too damn good, can't help but share this trailer. The Beacon is a mesmerizing new sci-fi short film made by VFX artist Chris Staehler, his second short after working in the visual effects industry for almost 10 years. Set in the distant future, Staehler's short film The Beacon is about Mark and Kara Verne - both young shipping pilots who are struggling to make ends meet. When Kara goes missing months after taking a large interstellar contract, Mark travels to the far reaches of the galaxy in search of her. Starring Damien Kelly, Kylie Contreary, Eric Snow, and Claire Montegomery. It's no surprise the VFX look incredible, which enhance the story of these travelers. I'm really looking forward to seeing the short (which runs 25 minutes).

Here's the first two teaser trailers (+ teaser poster) for Chris Staehler's The Beacon, direct from Vimeo:

The Beacon Poster

The Beacon is set in the far future where humanity has spread across a large portion of the Milky Way galaxy, Mark and Kara Verne are both young shipping pilots struggling to make ends meet. When Kara goes missing months after taking a large interstellar contract, Mark travels out to the far reaches of the galaxy in search of his wife. The Beacon is directed by up-and-coming filmmaker Chris Staehler, a visual effects artist based in LA trying his hand at filmmaking next. See more of his work on Vimeo. The script is by David Quandt and Chris Staehler. Featuring cinematography by Christopher P. Purdy, and original music by Andreas Widegren. For more info on the project, visit the official website. The short is expected to debut online later this year, after playing at fests like the Hollyshorts Film Festival. To see more shorts, click here.

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It does look great, no question about it. What really worries me about these visually astonishing films is validity of their stories. Anyway, hopefully this will be the good one ...

shiboleth on Mar 31, 2019


I didn't really see anything great about this trailer that would want me to see the full movie. Then again, I'm not a fan of the short film form...nor of their

thespiritbo on Mar 31, 2019


Effects do look in incredible, but acting...not great. Cool proof of concept looking thing though.

THE_RAW_ on Apr 2, 2019

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