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Sci-Fi Short Film “Hyperlight” | Presented by DUST

Sci-Fi Short Film “Hyperlight” | Presented by DUST

Ada, where am I? Ada: You are in orbit of Q-465b. What about Philip? Ada: Philip’s cryopod has lost power. His oxygen level is critical. Plot a course to get me next to him. Ada: This will significantly reduce your power reserves. You may not have enough to return to Solis. Are you sure? Emiliana: Positive, do it. [pod engines fire up] [low fuel warning beeps] Decelerate. Deploy the left lateral connectors. Reverse engines. Get me to Solis. Ada: Power reserves depleted. Emiliana: Open doors to docking bay 2. Ada: Understood. But you won’t be able to correct your trajectory. Deploy top connectors. Magnetize. [alarm cycles] Ada, power up the medlab. Ada: Understood. Ada, what’s wrong with the med equipment? Ada: The medical equipment is functioning properly. Is Philip alive? Ada: Yes. Then why are the probes telling me he’s dead? Ada: I don’t know. Keep pumping O2 no matter what it says. Ada: Understood. Ada. What the fuck happened? Ada: I don’t know. Why did you eject our cryopods? Ada: I did not eject any of the cryopods on the ship. We landed with them. That means we should have been ejected. Ada: I cannot explain this discrepancy. [thud echoes aboard the ship] [whispers] Ada… Who else is on the ship? Ada: You and Philip Mayda are the only people on the ship. How many living beings are on the ship? Ada: Two. How many heat sources of approximately 37 degrees are on the ship? Ada: Three. [erie music builds] [music intensifies] [whispers] Ada, open control room door. [door chimes] [sighs] Ada. Identify the person in front of me. Ada: Emiliana Newton. Are you sure? Ada: Yes. Ada, identify the person I’m speaking with. Ada: Philip Mayda Identify the person on the med slab. Ada: Philip Mayda. Philip: Ada, how is that possible? Ada: I cannot explain this discrepancy. [sighs] You died. Philip: The hyperlight core gave out a few days ago. We came out of cryo and… we been trying to fix it… …since it happened. You went space walking… I accessed the core’s external sensors. We were operating under no sleep but… [external boom] …just two hours ago boom there was this explosion that surrounded the whole ship and y- She died in the rain of wreckage. Now you’re here. Alive. And- You look… just like her. Emeliana: Ada. What’s the current date and time? Ada: Earth date is March 22, 2103. The SUT is currently 954:34:54. Philip: What? Emiliana: T- Two hours ago was when were were schedule to exit hyperlight. Philip: Heading where? Did you activate your distress beacon? Philip: Of course I did, it’s protocol. That’s, that’s why we came here – to respond to a distress beacon. Philip: Christ! Emiliana: When… When our Solis arrived yours was already here. And we can’t be in the same place at the same… That’s why you, the um… The other you has no vitals because in this reality you’re already here. And I’m ok because I’m dead. Emiliana: I’m so sorry. Philip: Maybe uh… …you and he… …the other Phil worked but… Sorry. Listen, now that you’re uh, back… …here… …we need to, uh, work on the hyperlink core again. Emiliana: Ok. Philip: Alright I’m gonna go hack away at the CPU. I think the uh, next thing you were planning was uh… you were gonna go check out the shore controller. Ok. Ada: Emiliana… Are you feeling well? [ship rumbling in space] [connectors click] [display beeps to life] Philip on intercom: How’s it goin? It’s not communicating with anything on the ship. Yeah, I know. I’m gonna try some mods. Who knows if any of them work. Ada, where are my quanter tools? Ada: They’re still in docking bay two. Stay put. I’ll get ’em. [intense music builds] [door closes and locks] [warning alarm begins] Elimiana… The shore controller’s fried. We’re gonna be stuck here a long long time. No. Don’t do this. Emiliana: You can’t be in the same place at the same time. Philip: Don’t do this! Whatever she did… I’m sorry. Ada: Emiliana I can’t open the doors to docking bay to while Philip is inside. Ada, manual override, priority five. [override mechanism engaged] He’s gonna find out. [docking bay doors close] [docking bay locks and repressurizes] [alarm cycles] Philip: Hey. I missed you. What happened? [grunts] Tell me later. I have a headache. You ok? I’m ok. Totally fine. Thanks for taking care of me. Always.

Reader Comments

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  2. Убить человека что бы его спасти. Это милосердие или жестокость?

  3. How many huge moles on the ship?
    ONE. Get to a dermatologist I’ll pay for it myself. That’s not a beauty mark it’s stage 6 cancer.

  4. It's confirmed, I'm a Dustaholic. Damn you Dust. The quality of your graphics could teach Hollywood many lessons and the story lines are always interesting. Thank you.

  5. The audio on this is way too low. With full volume AND headphones on, I had to strain to understand what was being said. No thumbs down from me, but no thumbs up either. Sorry, you need to work on your audio.

  6. I saw this one before on regular broadcast TV, I'm from Philly area and we have a channel here that plays back to back to back episodes of Dust on Monday nights, I know it's not relevant to anything… Anyway I liked the ep.

  7. I’m happy to have found DUST. I hope that by simply watching and giving a thumbs up somehow supports these independent filmmakers. I realize making even short films is very time consuming and expensive. I really appreciate the talent and effort put into these productions and feel fortunate to be able to see them at all. It’s like having an Indie film festival in my bedroom. Thank you.

  8. look u cant exceed light derrrr,u can short circuit it…as in bend time,Einstein pretty much gave it to us on a plate…we just didn't have a spoon

  9. For this being low budget it isn't bad at all. Seems like a main stream sci-fi short film. Kinda like Disney and Pixar's short films. Those are awesome.

  10. この人はなにやってんの? なんか昔 シガニーウィバーの出演作お見たことがあるこれは そのパくリかパクリなんて金かけるだけむだ!!シガニーウィバーはほんとに美しかった

  11. Too predictable and wholely unscientific. This is 3rd grade level dumb seriously, like what, is there some arbitrary rules in this clip where twins can't exist and bodies all have instant communication to block more than one DNA of a human to be active? It's clearly not the memories. But I am going out on a limb when I say that this sounds like religious soul garbage.

  12. They are creating the best illusion, the world need to see this.
    Life now holds the best of Imagination and creation.

  13. USEF for me means United States Equestrian Federation. I keep seeing that and wondering why horse people are in space.

  14. CG is good. Needed some blue tone on some parts/frame to make it much better… Ambience of the film is quite too bright…

  15. Dude: Why am I on that table?
    Woman: There was a malfunction with the hyperlight drive. Its actually 2 hours earlier. Im ok because Im dead but, Im afraid Im gonna have to blast you outta the airlock.
    Dude: Im gonna go hack around on the CPU.
    Woman: Can you get my tools out of the airlock…..pretty please???

  16. Well lets see, Siri was wrong about the "point of no return", doesn't know what happened, doesn't know why the medical programs don't work. Shit, Google + works better than Siri.
    Scrap that POS for parts and sell it on Ebay.

  17. i see no reason why there cannot be two identical humans at the same time. Only something like a soul could explain this and thats an unscientific reason

  18. Everyone likes a happy ending. But her assumption that killing Philip #2 would revive Philip #1 just might not have been necessarily so. This was a Star-Trek style pull an extreme solution out of one's ass, and win. Any way, if the Philips were identical, than why no spark between her and Philip #2?

  19. It’s amazing how much more imaginative your productions are than the swill that’s in theaters these days. Congratulations on the efforts of your hard work.

  20. 1) How is she going to explain the third ship is him?
    2) instead of blasting him out, why didn't they replace the oxygen of the current ship with that of their older selves? That way, their old versions will both die

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