Video: Hold up, what exactly is going on here? Filmmaker Ryan Connolly’s newest short film BALLiSTIC expands an ongoing sci-fi series that’s remained as beautiful as it is bewildering. But even if the saga’s mystery still doesn’t make a lot of sense yet, there’s still some amazing acting, camerawork and special effects in there. Someone get this guy a movie deal.
The third film in an ongoing series that started in 2014 with PROXiMITY and continued last year with SENTiNAL, BALLiSTIC follows a young woman named Hannah (Dana Reid) who’s on the run from some well-armed guys trying to hunt her down.
She uses everything in her arsenal to survive, from projectile bombs to a car door mirror, while a mysterious clock on her wrist counts down to... something. We’re not sure what — all we know at this point is the same clock mechanism was in SENTiNAL, though it wasn’t explained there either.
The action is juxtaposed with flashbacks to when Hannah was a little girl, trying to escape impending doom with her mum. I won’t say what the doom is or what happens to them, because some things are best left to be seen for yourself. Plus... I still can’t quite figure it out myself.
Granted, that’s part of the fun — I love being thrown into a strange scenario so I can try and put the pieces together myself.
Connolly recently told Syfy that he’s planning on making a fourth film in the series that would ideally answer some much-needed questions, such as “Seriously, what the hell is going on here?” In the meantime, we can sit back and enjoy the ride.