<In tomorrow’s Tokyo, the technologically-enhanced body of a young mercenary hacker is overrun by a sentient data weapon.
>Sight, a brilliant and disturbing short sci-fi film
by Eran May-raz and Daniel Lazo,
imagines a world in which Google Glass-inspired apps are everywhere.
P3RSP3CTIV3 A C64 Expanded Cyberpunk Simulation (2011)
Director: Mehmet Can Koçak
Music: Nazım Çınar
VFX: Mustafa Koç
Mehmet Can Koçak
“Have you ever been afraid of your own, mirror image?”
The movie is set in a dystopian future where people can “live” virtual simulations in a virtual reality.
People use this entertainment tech to escape for a little from the hard life.
The man, uses this technology of course for the obvious. Like he did with the internet.
But something goes wrong. “The real merges with virtual.” And now, you, how you are you anymore?
This is now your Simulation! Your Perspective!…
>True Skin by Stephan Zlotescu is a visual effects artist who has apparently worked with Kanye West and Lady Gaga. In his spare time he has been conceiving and directing a short film called “True Skin,” which is a neon cyberpunk film very clearly inspired by William Gibson’s seminal novel “Neuromancer.” The story follows a man, or, rather, a cyborg slumming about in Bangkok for some more cybernetic enhancements. Just as he is about to “insure” his memories… No, not going to spoil it.
“True Skin” is incredibly slick looking, though the acting is flat. And as The Telegraph’s Scott Jordan Harris notes, it’s very derivative of “Blade Runner” in look and feel. Zlotescu does some great things with effects, and the neon look of this near future world is darkly beautiful, but it does seem to dependent on “Blade Runner” for its aesthetic.
Apparently Zlotescu is angling for a feature film deal. He’ll probably get some offers. Hopefully they get him to lose the narration.