The fantasy short film DISPEL is the story of a girl’s heart-wrenching battle with a terrifying monster for the soul of her mother. Starring Eris Baker (This Is Us) and featuring Gina Torres (Pearson, Firefly).Read More
TOUCH is a gorgeous and enigmatic sci-fi short film that poses provocative questions concerning technology’s increasingly complicated role in our pursuit of happiness and the attainment of that which we desire. Starring Tanya Fear (Kick-Ass 2, Doctor Who).Read More
In the horror-comedy mashup film CAMP WEDDING, Mia has rented the grounds of a neglected summer camp in hopes of transforming it into a picturesque venue for her wedding. However, when the camp’s dark past returns to haunt it, Mia’s friends start disappearing. Still, Mia’s hell-bent on having the wedding of her dreams - even if it kills her!Read More
In the gripping sci-fi short ZERO, a young girl must use her late father’s training to survive alone and secluded after the world is devastated by a mysterious attack. Starring Bella Ramsey (Lyanna Mormont, Game Of Thrones).Read More
In the chilling sci-fi short OVUM by director Cidney Hue, a woman is coerced by the government into undergoing a bizarre, mentally invasive procedure before she can make a momentous decision about her future.Read More
In Irish and Scandinavian folklore, a selkie is a seal that can transform into a human while on land. In the modern fantasy short SELKIE, the titular sea creature is captured while in her human form. Trapped and lonely, she enters into a stifling relationship with the human who captured her.Read More
Viral superhero fan film STATIC by David Kirkman is based on the Milestone Comics character of the same name. Teenager Virgil Hawkins struggles to balance his family life and school while fighting crime as the superhero known as Static.Read More
“Memories make us who we are. Change them and… who do we become?”
In the poignant sci-fi short Remembrance, a researcher uses experimental technology to relive her last memory of her mother. But when she attempts to use the unstable technology to alter her past, she may be required to pay a very high price.Read More
When J.J. Abrams’ Cloverfield made its theatrical debut in 2008, no one could have predicted his creature feature would spawn a cinematic universe currently spanning three movies with a rumored fourth planned.
Enter the award-winning sci-fi short film MEGAN, co-written and directed by visual effects (VFX) master Greg Strasz.
Strasz, who was VFX supervisor for Independence Day: Resurgence and VFX art director for White House Down, conceived the short as an unofficial adjunct to J.J. Abrams’ “Cloververse.”
MEGAN stars Matilda Lutz as the same character referred to but never seen in the film 10 Cloverfield Lane. She is the daughter of character Howard Stampler (John Goodman), a troubled man obsessed by conspiracy theories involving the end of the world.
In the short film, Megan is aboard a military Black Hawk helicopter sent to investigate a strange phenomenon affecting her city. Onboard with her is Ganu Yoshida (Garret Sato), a mysterious civilian observer.
When her helicopter crashes, Megan discovers she and Yoshida may be the only survivors. When another enigmatic figure (Ralf Moeller) arrives at the crash site, she realizes a global conspiracy is at work.
In attempting to describe MEGAN, two adjectives come to mind: cinematic and spectacular. This short looks as good as the Cloverfield movies it pays homage to.
Given the pedigree of its production team, this is not surprising.
Director and co-writer Greg Strasz has an illustrious career in the VFX industry, having worked on many notable television series and films, such as 2012 and The Triangle.
Director of Photography Markus Förderer in collaboration with VFX Supervisors Olcun Tan and Strasz bring their distinct visions to bear on the project - resulting in making you feel the world of MEGAN has enveloped you and snatched you along on its journey.
This also accounts for why MEGAN is such a singular viewing experience.
Please check out our interview with director and co-writer Greg Strasz, and watch MEGAN in all its stunning spectacle here…
MEGAN is a filmmaking achievement and J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot production house should consider folding it into official Cloverfield canon.
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