World War II goes steampunk in this new Nazi-fighting sci-fi short film

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Feb 10, 2014, 2:35 PM EST

What if an Allied soldier tried to take on the Nazis during World War II armed with nothing more than an experimental, steampunk-style suit that makes the wearer invisible? 

You’d get this awesome 20+ minute short film dubbed Project Arbiter, which is one of the most stylized sci-fi shorts you’ll see this side of a legit blockbuster. Writer and director Michael Chance gets the most out of his cast and crew, and the result is truly compelling.

Here’s the synopsis:

1943. Thousands of feet above Northern Europe a small plane carries a skeleton crew of the Allies best, including special operative captain Joseph Colburn. His handler, major Thomas Hardy does a final review of the mission's grim intel: infiltrate a mysterious villa on the Polish border and uncover its secrets. Colburn emerges donning a prototype suit, which can temporarily render its user invisible. As the plane's bay doors howl open Colburn begins to put on the skull-faced helmet when the plane is rocked by an anti-aircraft shell. Rapidly losing air pressure and altitude, now there's no question... This is a one-way mission.

Check out the full short film below and let us know what you think:

(Via Geek Tyrant)