If you have a few minutes to kill, you could do a whole lot worse than checking out this stellar little sci-fi concept short. Seriously, this thing is solid.
Dubbed Envoy, the short film follows a young boy who befriends an alien robot that is one part Predator and two parts Iron Man. As for the tone of the film, it has dashes of Signs, E.T. and (of course) Predator. It’s apparently a proof of concept for a potential full-length feature film, and we’d love to see this story explored further.
The team does a nice job of framing the setup to keep you guessing, and you can’t beat the big reveal. Plus, the narrative flow of the bookend scenes are a very nice touch to tie the whole thing together.
Check out the short below and let us know if you think it'd make an interesting feature film:
Envoy is directed by David Weinstein, with some impressive VFX work by Adam Coggin and a soundtrack by Edwin Wendler.
(Via First Showing)