Today, I thought I'd showcase some science fiction short films that you might enjoy. Up first is the recently released Ambition, produced for the European Space Agency to celebrate the upcoming launch of their Rosetta mission on Nov. 12.
As Tomek Bagiński’s short film Ambition makes clear, it is the essence of what it means to be human, to attempt difficult things, to reach for seemingly impossible goals, to learn, adapt and evolve.
And at the heart of this film is Rosetta, ESA’s real mission to rendezvous with, escort and land on a comet. A mission that began as a dream, but that after decades of planning, construction and flight through the Solar System, has arrived at its goal.
Its aim? To unlock the secrets hidden within the icy treasure chest for 4.6 billion years. To study its make-up and its history. To search for clues as to our own origins.
You may recognize Aiden Gillen as The Master here, from his previous work in Game of Thrones, The Wire, and The Dark Knight Rises.
For a look behind the scenes of Ambition, check out the making of:
I also really enjoyed the cyberpunk short film True Skin, which was released Oct. 2012.[youtube=http://youtu.be/hoj4Qv7nrN8]
If you've got a favorite you'd like to highlight, post in the comments below!