Director J.J. Palomo may be Spanish-based, but the style and effects in his "trailer" for Keloid will soon have him in Hollywood. In fact, there is already movement from industry-types to turn it into a feature-film. Check it out.
The clip is pretty impressive and that interest comes after only 3 days of it going live. As for the wicked design: that’s thanks to Aaron Beck, the concept designer from District 9 and Avatar. I can definitely see the influence.
In a not too distant future, societies of all countries come to rely on an intricate network of artificial intelligence devices designed to bring efficacy to man's life. Yet, man continues to devour himself in useless wars. A strong political hierarchy now divides all powers into three factions, and A. I. devices rapidly gain ground as efficiency becomes a priority. As social revolts grow worse everyday, authorities seek ways to control their citizens. They decide to carry out a series of tests that will determine not only whether some crucial powers can be transferred to non human entities, but also whether man is ready to yield those powers. The world has become a cell for all man and women, who withstand and endure their lives, rather than living them. Machines might have found a solution. From now on, you are set free...
The effects are courtesy of Palomo’s six-man FX crew Big Lazy Robot, who most-notably also worked on Carl Erik Rinsch’s Russian Sci-Fi short, The Gift (below). More info at [The Hollywood Reporter]