In 1943 during the height of World War II, a British soldier (Laurence Saunders) is captured by the Nazis and transported to an underground bunker.
Sharing a prison cell with the soldier is a mysterious and frightened woman (Livvie May).
Soon the prisoners are forced to participate in a sadistic psychological experiment that comes to a conclusion that must be seen to be believed.
Written by Alex Hollister with direction by Paul Holbrook, CELL is a sci-fi short film that blows away attempts to be categorized.
Billed by its producing studios - Shunk Films and Sascha May Productions - as "A Sci-Fi B-Movie," the short is a World War II period piece intentionally made to appear as if it were filmed during the 1980s for VHS home viewing.
To accomplish this "period piece within a period piece" aesthetic, CELL has a number of cool and imaginative production hallmarks, including title sequences which mirror those of the movies of the era, as well as a music score composed of synthesized beats - another ionic aspect of sci-fi cinema in the 1980s.
Along with its mind-bending plot and terrific cast, CELL is certain to garner much attention when it hits the film festival circuit this year.
Watch the short in its entirety here...
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