In the science fiction short SEAM, synthetic humans - who are indistinguishable from their flesh-and-blood counterparts - have a tenuous truce with humanity after a brutal war.
This peace is shattered when it is discovered some of these synthetic beings are sleeper agents who can at any time explode with powerful, destructive force.
The desperate couple are pursued in a thrilling chase across the vast deserts of Jordan which culminates in a spectacular climax at the border of the synthetics' haven - a region known as the SEAM.
From its breathtaking cinematography featuring the sleek, urban sprawl of a neo Hong Kong, to the conflation of blockbuster-level visual effects with the ancient majesty of Jordan, the world of SEAM has a sense of grand scale and scope demanding to be further explored as a television series or feature film.
The short also receives high marks for its diverse, international cast. Most notably, Ms. Saad and Mr. Al Gwairi give heart-wrenching performances as a couple fighting for their love and survival.
Veteran character actor Oded Fehr has a limited role, but his trademark onscreen presence and gravitas as the commander of the human military helps validate the short's cinematic credentials.
Watch the spectacular SEAM in its entirety ...
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