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Oct. 16, 2012by: Paul Shirey
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written and directed by Stephan Zlotescu, this new sci-fi short, entitled TRUE SKIN, is reminiscent of BLADE RUNNER with hints of MINORITY REPORT and other staples of the genre with top notch cinematography, editing, and effects.  The story of a cyborg-induced world where people interchange their human parts for robotic ones, thereby enhancing them into "living computers" is a very cool concept and one that could very well be a peek into our not-too-distant future.  It's a really cool short, well worth the 6-minute investment and apparently Hollywood has taken notice, with a number of producers trying to get their hands on the property. 

I think this is a great concept and the short could easily serve as the opening of a feature film.  For up-and-coming filmmakers, this is an example of what right looks like when trying to sell your film. 

Take a look:

TRUE SKIN from H1 on Vimeo.

Extra Tidbit: Do you think it's far-fetched to think that people would start using robotic implants to "enhance" themselves in the future?
Source: Vimeo

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3:15AM on 10/17/2012
Such excellent work. The filmmakers really established the reality of that world in such a short amount of time, and were able to construct a convincing universe that gets the audience invested - which is really important to achieve especially with a sci-fi story. Super-cool visual effects work; it's folks like this who deserve to be making movies.
Such excellent work. The filmmakers really established the reality of that world in such a short amount of time, and were able to construct a convincing universe that gets the audience invested - which is really important to achieve especially with a sci-fi story. Super-cool visual effects work; it's folks like this who deserve to be making movies.
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6:51PM on 10/16/2012

HOLY SHITTTTT...

That was epic. Such a retro cool ass idea :) Damn I want more.

That was epic. Such a retro cool ass idea :) Damn I want more.

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3:58PM on 10/16/2012
What a great short documentary this is. What? It's not a documentary? It's a short movie?

Then what the fuck are those professors beneath me whining about?

This looks spectacular. I'm usually not a fan of the amateur films (though at this level can you still even call it that?) posted here but I would be very interested in a full-length, bigger budgeted version of this.
What a great short documentary this is. What? It's not a documentary? It's a short movie?

Then what the fuck are those professors beneath me whining about?

This looks spectacular. I'm usually not a fan of the amateur films (though at this level can you still even call it that?) posted here but I would be very interested in a full-length, bigger budgeted version of this.
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2:31PM on 10/16/2012
It's definitely not far-fetched. It's basically a course of evolution for us. At first they will be invisable enhancements, like a constant connection to the internet or nano technology injected into our blood streams... but later, who knows, maybe having more robotic elements to us will become synonymous with a high social status, thus more desirable and finally even sexually arousing, which is the key for it to be implemented on a global scale.
It's definitely not far-fetched. It's basically a course of evolution for us. At first they will be invisable enhancements, like a constant connection to the internet or nano technology injected into our blood streams... but later, who knows, maybe having more robotic elements to us will become synonymous with a high social status, thus more desirable and finally even sexually arousing, which is the key for it to be implemented on a global scale.
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1:11PM on 10/16/2012
Pretty cool. I don't think, at least initially, we'll be going for visible implants. But considering how in the past few years people have gone from "Enemy of the State"-style paranoia to sharing their ever-waking moments via Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube uploads, who knows what sort of sacrifices we'll be willing to make in the future just to keep up with the times?
Pretty cool. I don't think, at least initially, we'll be going for visible implants. But considering how in the past few years people have gone from "Enemy of the State"-style paranoia to sharing their ever-waking moments via Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube uploads, who knows what sort of sacrifices we'll be willing to make in the future just to keep up with the times?
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1:10PM on 10/16/2012
Very cool film. Not sure about all the future tech. I don't know that humanity would gravitate towards such a neon colored future. But very cool concept and well executed. Reminded me of Deus Ex. I'd love to see a movie based on these concepts of people getting augmented in the way that Deus Ex and this short film present them.
Very cool film. Not sure about all the future tech. I don't know that humanity would gravitate towards such a neon colored future. But very cool concept and well executed. Reminded me of Deus Ex. I'd love to see a movie based on these concepts of people getting augmented in the way that Deus Ex and this short film present them.
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