Weekend Short: Tears of Steel

324px-Tos-posterAnother short film for the weekend, this time Tears of Steel from the Mango Open Movie Project, a project showing off the capabilities of the capabilities of the Blender open-source 3D graphics modelling software.

Title: Tears of Steel
Release date: September 26, 2012
Director: Ian Hubert
Producer: Ton Roosendaal
Writer: Ian Hubert
Starring: Derek de Lint; Sergio Hasselbaink; Rogier Schippers; Vanja Rukavina; Denise Rebergen; Jody Bhe; Chris Haley
Production company: Blender Foundation
Running time: 12 minutes 14 seconds

Part post-apocalypse, part love-story this film is set in a future where a small group of humans are trying to put right the events that lead to a world of destructive robots that threaten human life. The short film picks up the themes of the cyborg, human essence as information pattern, and the technology escaping from human control, and throws some action scenes in there too for good measure. Good effects and average acting.

Official site: https://mango.blender.org/
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2285752/
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tears_of_Steel
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6MlUcmOul8