The compelling sci-fi short film Saurora is set under the vast ocean of a remote planet.
Two divers are desperate to rescue an injured colleague trapped by debris on the ocean floor.
However, the rescue mission goes awry when one of the divers (Robert Zapf) encounters an entity that jeopardizes the entire crew.
Watching Saurora, I was reminded of the first time I saw James Cameron's groundbreaking sci-fi film The Abyss at the theater.
Written and directed by filmmaker Pavel Siska, the short - like The Abyss - succeeds in capturing the beauty, power, danger and ethereal quality of the ocean. The major difference between the two films being their setting.
While The Abyss is about earth-bound aquatic extraterrestrials, in Saurora, it is humans who are the alien visitors.
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Saurora is among a rare number of films that successfully combines live action with CGI in order to create captivating worlds that excite the imagination.
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