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Cool new sci-fi short film Sundays is basically The Matrix meets District 9

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Jul 4, 2015, 6:04 PM EDT (Updated)

We seem to be living in a renaissance of short films, as technology has reached a tipping point that allows ambitious young directors the opportunity to create some truly awesome projects on a shoestring budget. This is the latest short you need to watch.

Dubbed Sundays, the short film was directed and written by Mischa Rozema and looks like a spiritual brother to gritty sci-fi tale District 9. The 14-minute clip below essentially serves as a proof of concept for a larger pitch, and stars U.S. actor Brian Petsos and Mexican actress Sofia Sisniega. The whole thing looks great, and Rozema does a nice job of seamlessly weaving together live action and CGI.

Check out the plot synopsis below:

The end of the world seems like a nightmare to Ben. A memory of a past life that doesn’t belong to him. When Ben starts to remember Isabelle, the only love he’s ever known, he realises she’s missing in his life. An existential descent into confusion and the desperate need to find out the truth begins. This reality depicts a stunning, surprising and dark world. A world that is clearly not his.

Those are some heady topics to cram into a short film, but Rozema seems up to the task of tackling them all — while also making sure everything looks great along the way. Check out the full proof-of-concept short below, and let us know if you’d like to see more:

(Via Sploid)