When can 37 minutes spent staring at your computer screen become one of the most rewarding parts of your day? When it's allocated to watching this hauntingly beautiful sci-fi short celebrating a Christmas message during an impending meteor strike..
Set in the heady days of the Apollo-like space program, Anomaly is a crowd-funded, micro-budget indie short directed by Dan DiFelice and Salomon Lightelm, with some stylish post-production gloss contributed by professional firms such as The Mill and Framestore. It's an official selection of Sploid's Short Film Festival and well deserving of that honor.
Anomaly reminds me of some of the more maudlin sci-fi films, like Lars von Trier's Melancholia, Danny Boyle's somber Sunshine or the more coherent moments of Christopher Nolan's Interstellar, yet manages to weave a unique, dreamlike cocoon all its own.
Take a break from your daily routine and carve out some quality time to absorb this mesmerizing astronomical event and tell us if you think Anomaly might be snatched up for a Hollywood feature adaptation.