Amazing CG Sci-Fi Short Created By One Man In Seven Months

Machines turning on their human creators is a rapidly-aging tale. If you've seen the Battlestar Galactica reboot, played the Mass Effect series of games or watched the Terminator movies, you're likely well acquainted with the trope. But what about machines turning on their alien creators? Does this premise hold any fresh material?

German Kaleb Lechowski has a crack at the altered formula in the above six-minute short, entitled "R'ha". The 22-year old put the clip together solo over the course of seven months and while it's not perfect, it's an astounding effort given the constraints.

I think the short really shines when it opens up on a large futuristic metropolis, complete with descending warheads, fighters and spider-like giant mechs. The animations on the captured alien can be a little stilted and the voice acting isn't the greatest, or even easy to understand, but I'm willing to give the guy a break considering he apparently spent the hefty sum of zero dollars on actors.

The story isn't interesting enough to warrant, say, a feature-length version, but perhaps someone can give it a treatment that does add more to the mix than "it's Battlestar Galactica with aliens instead of humans".

[Vimeo, via The Hollywood Reporter]

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    F*n Epic! One of the best Films I've seen in an long time. Excellent.

    Shut up and take my money. Please make some more. I want more....

    I want more and I want it now.

    The look of this universe was brilliant. I'm blown away by what a single man can do with computers nowadays. Excellent work.

    Yup, Definitely would like to see a full length movie here, but lets not make this clip the end eh... big spoiler alert there :) guys are going to fricken love this film that was made way back in the 90's called the matrix!

    but seriously, it was pretty well done for a one man show. hi five!

    Loved it! Pretty damned amazing that one guy can do that. I only wish he had two voice actors. One guy doing pretty much the same voice when there are no mouths on either of them is a bit confusing.

    Absolutly amazing the alien, Wow that was unique in every way it kinda shocked me when i saw it beautiful work man

    the voice needs to be little bit more clear. otherwise... it's freaken awesome CGI. very talented at 22 years old.

    CGI was fantastic... (Looked a little like "Immortal" in character style and sprawling city design) Storyline was derivitive of so many others and a little ridiculous. Let someone else write and this guy design and we have a winner!

    I would love to see a summary of how he produced this - the sotware tools, the effort per category, source for external artwork, computing resourcesetc.

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