The short film above, thankfully, has nothing to do with with disappointing Poe-turned-detective film from last year. It is the seven-minute short for the sci-fi thriller, The Raven, soon to be a major motion picture starring Liam Hemsworth of Hunger Games fame. Here's the plot summary:
Chris Black possesses a power that could lead to the destruction of the current regime, and they will stop at nothing to destroy him. The chase is on as Chris runs for his life in this sci-fi thriller set in an alternate and futuristic Los Angeles.
The short looks like your average sci-fi thriller fare, complete with a few “ripped from the headlines” adds, such as the use of police drones. However, where it gets pretty interesting is that the short was filmed on a budget of $5k, which is saying something for the effects and use thereof by the director of the short, Ricardo de Montreuil. The even better news is that de Montreuil will be directing the full-length, fully budgeted film.
I know I’m in. How about you?