We still have a while to wait until we get to see the official Blade Runner sequel in October, so until then, enjoy this indie short set within the same neon-drenched future.
Dubbed Tears in the Rain, the short takes place in the world Philip K. Dick established in his 1968 tale Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and that Ridley Scott famously explored in his 1982 film Blade Runner. The short does a solid job of exploring the same themes as Dick's original story, delving into a hyper-focused story debating what it means to be human.
The script was written by Christopher Grant Harvey and Evan James Dembskey, with South African filmmaker Christopher Grant Harvey behind the camera. Amazingly, the whole project was made for a mere $1,500. Sure, it goes a bit overboard with the lens flare to hide the fraying around the edges, but it's still a fun little vignette tied to this world.
Check out the short film below and let us know what you think.
(via First Showing)