SCIENCE FICTION SHORT FILMS

Films with a * indicates the film is also part of the virtual festival

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33 FLOORS

SCI-FI THRILLER
UNITED KINGDOM • 8 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY CHRIS AUSTEN

A woman's journey to work takes a horrifying turn as she finds herself trapped alone inside an elevator. Impatient and scared she will soon discover that all her actions have consequences as she begins to wonder whether this state of the art technology has a mind of its own.

BLOCK TWO | SCI-FI SHORTS: STRANGE PLACES NEAR AND OUT OF THIS WORLD | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5th @ 9 PM

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A BETTER YOU

SCIENCE FICTION
IRELAND • 8 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY EAMOON MURPHY

Set in a dystopian Neo-Steampunk World, Douglas a shy introvert enlists the help of "A Better You" a customisable carbon clone to help him win the girl of his dreams.

BLOCK SIX | SCI-FI SHORTS: THROUGH A BLACK MIRROR | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6th @ 5 PM

ALIVE*

SCI-FI DRAMA
USA, CALIFORNIA• 14 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY BENNETT WEINSCHENK

ALIVE follows Luke, a healthcare android caring for Jeffrey, who is dying of cancer. When Jeffrey decides that he would like to die early, Luke faces an unexpected problem: emotion.

BLOCK THREE | HUMANS AND DROIDS WITH HEARTS | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5th @ 11 PM

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ALIEN THEORY

SCI-FI HORROR
USA, PENNSYLVANIA • 2 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY ADAM HARTWICK

A common, every day occurrence may have a very scary explanation!

BLOCK TWO | SCI-FI SHORTS: STRANGE PLACES NEAR AND OUT OF THIS WORLD | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5th @ 9 PM

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THE BEGINNING

SCI-FI WEBSERIES
CHICAGO • 6 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY TOMMY MARTIN

The Beginning was a collaborative concept developed by a group of four actors, from a SAG-AFTRA DIY workshop. We combined skillsets in various crew positions to put together this short piece, that we hope incites discussion and interest in funding as a series.

BLOCK FOUR | SCI-FI WEBSERIES EPISODES & STAR WARS FAN FILMS | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6th @ 11 AM

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BLACKOUT

SCI-FI STUDENT FILM
FRANCE• 24 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY VICTOR GOMEZ

2052. The IMS Phoenix crew is going back from Mars after two years of exploration. As their mental and physical capacities are decreasing, they discover that there aren't enough supplies to get back on earth. Tom, the flight engineer, starts to suspect one of them to be an intruder.

BLOCK EIGHT | HORROR SCI-FI AND FANTASY SHORTS | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6th @ 9 PM

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BODYHACKERS*

SCI-FI HORROR COMEDY
USA, FLORIDA • 7 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY DALE METZZ + TL WESTGATE

A daddy/daughter camping trip turns to terror, hilarity ensues!

BLOCK FIVE | TECHNOLOGY - FRIEND OR FOE? | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6th @ 1 PM

CHILDREN OF CHRONOS

SCI-FI FANTASY
UNITED KINGDOM • 12 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY JAMIE SUNDANCE

In a world forgotten by time and space, a young woman takes a treacherous journey towards a mystical city in hope of a better life. Will her idealized childhood stories of the great city be true?

BLOCK FIVE | FANTASY SHORTS: IMAGINED AND MANIFESTED | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6th @ 3 PM

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CONSUME*

SCIENCE FICTION
ARGENTINA • 14 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY BRUNO GRADASCHI

A world where everyone lives in the work stations and eats liquid food coming from dispensers. Workers that are only numbers fulfill incomprehensible and alienating tasks to earn points and reach a target to move up the chain and access a better life. We know him as 079 and he keeps falling short leaving that promotion too far to reach. So he decides to steal the remaining points from his next door neighbor.

BLOCK SIX | SCI-FI SHORTS: THROUGH A BLACK MIRROR | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6th @ 5 PM

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DREAMTECH

SCIENCE FICTION
NEW ZEALAND • 8 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY JAMES WILKINSON

Compelled by lost love, a software engineer struggles to separate dream and reality while developing a new App.

BLOCK FIVE | TECHNOLOGY - FRIEND OR FOE? | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6th @ 1 PM

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(DYS)FUNCTIONAL

SCIENCE FICTION
POLAND • 13 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY ADAM NOWAK

In the near future, humanism is lost by a longing for profit. People lose their jobs and are replaced by intelligent robots – androids. Frustrated official – Adrian - is sent to a modern robot called Eva, who stopped appearing at her workplace. Adrian’s job is to find the fault and fix it. This meeting is a chance for both of them to think about their lives and the decisions they have made.

BLOCK FIVE | TECHNOLOGY - FRIEND OR FOE? | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6th @ 1 PM

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FLASH BACK

SCIENCE FICTION
JAPAN • 15 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY FUMIYA YOSHIDA

A couple finds a strange black thing in a room, which actually is a time machine. Soon they travel back in time to a few minutes ago to watch themselves.

BLOCK NINE | SCI-FI SHORTS & FANTASY FEATURE | NOVEMBER 7th @ 10 AM

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GALILEO

SCI-FI
USA, TENNESSEE • 13 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY RYAN GENTLE + AUSTIN QUARLES

Alexander, a space-loving day dreamer hopes to pass that love on to his son Galileo. As he grows up, Galileo realizes he needs to break away from his father's hope to find his own path, but his path is closer to his father's dreams than he ever thought.

BLOCK FIVE | TECHNOLOGY - FRIEND OR FOE? | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6th @ 1 PM

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GENESIS

SCI-FI THRILLER
USA, GEORGIA • 14 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY SETH CUNNINGHAM

Genesis follows the household of a rebellious son and a controlling mother as they live on a barren planet after the earth has been rendered uninhabitable.

BLOCK TWO | SCI-FI SHORTS: STRANGE PLACES NEAR AND OUT OF THIS WORLD | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5th @ 9 PM

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GUN METAL MAX

SCI-FI THRILLER
UNITED KINGDOM • 11 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY JONATHAN BROOKS

Ben is a 10 year old boy like any other. Although he likes to spend most of his spare time wrapped up in the fictional world of Gun Metal Max, his favorite comic book hero. To Ben, Gun Metal Max is the greatest hero there is. Strong, brave and the defender of light! It’s no wonder Ben would much rather recreate his hero’s adventures in his play room…

BLOCK TEN | SCI-FI + FANTASY SHORTS: FUN AND GAMES! | NOVEMBER 7th @ 12 PM

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H.APPINESS

SCI-FI
CANADA • 13 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY LUVIA PETERSEN

An app designed to bring its users happiness helps a man build the perfect life, which he ends up destroying when he learns the app is faulty.

BLOCK TWO | SCI-FI SHORTS: STRANGE PLACES NEAR AND OUT OF THIS WORLD | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5th @ 9 PM

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HOOD: A STAR WARS STORY

SCIENCE FICTION STOP MOTION FANFILM
USA, CALIFORNIA • 6 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY DAMON WELLNER

Hood tells the comedically tragic backstory of the Star Wars universe's favorite background character, Willrow Hood.

BLOCK FOUR | SCI-FI WEBSERIES EPISODES & STAR WARS FAN FILMS | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6th @ 11 AM

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INFINITUS

SCIENCE FICTION
USA, WISCONSIN • 11 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY CAMERON CURRIN

Science has failed, and an operation to harness energy from the sun has resulted in disaster. With the light from the sun now gone, humanity lives deep underground, attempting to research and reverse the damage before the world freezes completely.

BLOCK TWO | SCI-FI SHORTS: STRANGE PLACES NEAR AND OUT OF THIS WORLD | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5th @ 9 PM

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JANUARY 18, 2022

SCIENCE FICTION
USA, CALIFORNIA • 11 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY ROBERT POSTROZNY

Seen through an iPhone data import, a man tries to reconnect with his family after a mysterious event.

BLOCK FIVE | TECHNOLOGY - FRIEND OR FOE? | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6th @ 1 PM

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THE LOST PATROL

STAR WARS FAN FILM
CHICAGO • 9 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY DANIEL JOHN HARRIS

A small flight of starfighter pilots venture into unknown space looking for a lost patrol.

BLOCK FOUR | SCI-FI WEBSERIES EPISODES & STAR WARS FAN FILMS | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6th @ 11 AM

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THE MAGNIFICENT EPISODE SEVEN

SCIENCE FICTION ANIMATION
CANADA • 25 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY BRETT JUBINVILLE

Saddle up cowboys and cowgirls! The Super Science Friends are back, and this time they've been rendered powerless at the hands of their greatest nemesis! Except they weren't really aware he even existed until today.

BLOCK FIVE | TECHNOLOGY - FRIEND OR FOE? | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6th @ 1 PM

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O.U.*

SCI-FI
PUERTO RICO • 20 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY VANCE MCLEAN BALL

In the times of the destruction of androids, Mateo, a patient with an artificial heart, embarks on the journey of finding the one who took care of him since the surgery: his Android.

BLOCK FOUR | SCI-FI WEBSERIES EPISODES & STAR WARS FAN FILMS | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6th @ 11 AM

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OXYGEN

SCIENCE FICTION ANIMATION
BELGIUM • 11 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY ROCKY GRISPEN + VIOLETTE BELZER

On a far away planet, home to Bobtors, an astronaut-doctor suffers from a lack of oxygen. To survive she has to pay the highest price as a human and as a doctor...

BLOCK TWO | SCI-FI SHORTS: STRANGE PLACES NEAR AND OUT OF THIS WORLD | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5th @ 9 PM

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PALLIDUS

SCI-FI THRILLER
CANADA • 14 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY CHELSEA JADE MCEVOY

The crew of the spaceship Hiraeth discover they are hauling a deadly cargo in this gritty, retro style sci-fi film. In the midst of the breakdown of their relationship. Taryn and Myfanwy stumble into a life and death emergency and each faces the decision whether to sacrifice herself to save the other.

BLOCK FOUR | SCI-FI WEBSERIES EPISODES & STAR WARS FAN FILMS | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6th @ 11 AM

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THE PATH OF THE GREYS

STAR WARS FAN FILM
NETHERLANDS • 13 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY JOSHUA VAN'T HOFF

A Grey pupil in the Star Wars universe is subjected to a physical and mental test by his mentor to prove that he is on the right path of the Force; being neither Jedi nor Sith.

BLOCK FOUR | SCI-FI WEBSERIES EPISODES & STAR WARS FAN FILMS | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6th @ 11 AM

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PERMITS AND APPROVALS

SCI-FI COMEDY
USA, NEW YORK • 10 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY JACKIE TODD

Permits and Approvals is a mockumentary chronicling the day to day office life of the Department of Time Travel Regulation employees. Newbie Elyse gets a crash course in handling applicants from her seasoned and salty mentor Marge.

BLOCK FIVE | TECHNOLOGY - FRIEND OR FOE? | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6th @ 1 PM

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PEW! PEW! PEW!

SCI-FI ACTION COMEDY
USA, NEW YORK • 13 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY LOREN DUNN

When Miles tries to rejoin his geeky crew at a cosplay convention, Anita is having none of it. But before she can send him packing, the devious Lord Moro ambushes the crew, forcing these old friends to reunite in an epic, cosplay "blaster" battle.

BLOCK THREE | HUMANS AND DROIDS WITH HEARTS | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5th @ 11 PM

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THE PHARMACON*

SCI-FI THRILLER
USA, NORTH CAROLINA • 6 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY JUSTIN MECKES

"The Pharmacon" is a retro sci-fi film set in a pharmaceutical prison where inmates are subjected to testing, trials, and, possibly, termination. The short depicts a training film assembled by the in-house broadcast system (Pharmacon Industries Satellite Network) and is one of many that are frequently viewed by employees in dining halls, conference rooms, and elsewhere within the facility.

BLOCK NINE | SCI-FI SHORTS & FANTASY FEATURE | NOVEMBER 7th @ 10 AM

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PLAY NICE*

SCI-FI COMEDY THRILLER
UNITED KINGDOM • 11 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY SAMUAL DAWES

Mel makes the most of her free house by getting down to some serious gaming, but is interrupted by her children’s toys when they decide they aren’t getting enough attention. However she quickly realises they’re not quite so fun to play with...

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POLYBIUS*

SCI-FI HORROR THRILLER
USA, NEW YORK • 17 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY JIMMY KELLY

Based on the urban legend, a teenage girl tries to convince the local Sheriff that a mysterious new game cabinet caused her brother to commit suicide.

BLOCK TEN | SCI-FI + FANTASY SHORTS: FUN AND GAMES! | NOVEMBER 7th @ 12 PM

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ROAM

SCI-FI ACTION
USA, CALIFORNIA • 18 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY DAVID JUNG

In a world where the wealthy can go for joyrides or outright steal the bodies of the young, one former victim, a young woman, raises an underground resistance to fight back.

BLOCK SIX | SCI-FI SHORTS: THROUGH A BLACK MIRROR | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6th @ 5 PM

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ROUGHNECK

SCI-FI ACTION
USA, CALIFORNIA • 14 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY ANDREW HARDAWAY

In the near future, mankind lives in a world where advanced technology removes negative emotions from the human experience and replaces them with a vision of a perfect human existence. But when a decorated soldier loses his wife, he finds himself experiencing something that shouldn’t be possible... pain. After he can no longer hide his grief from the world, he is targeted as a dangerous outlier, who may hold the fate of society in his hands.

BLOCK SIX | SCI-FI SHORTS: THROUGH A BLACK MIRROR | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6th @ 5 PM

SKETCHBOOK

SCI-FI THRILLER
USA, CALIFORNIA • 7 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY WILL TULLY

During a pandemic, a girl receives a mysterious gift for her birthday that grants any wish she sketches.

BLOCK EIGHT | HORROR SCI-FI AND FANTASY SHORTS | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6th @ 9 PM

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SIL AND THE DEVIL SEEDS OF ARODOR

SCIENCE FICTION WEBSERIES
UNITED KINGDOM • 26 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY KEITH EDWARD BARNFATHER

SIL is worried, very worried, which doesn’t keep his reptilian skin in the best condition! Confined in a cold detention cell on the moon, awaiting a deportation hearing for trial on drugs offenses on Earth, he faces a death sentence if the application is successful and he is found guilty. Can he possibly slime his way out of this one?

BLOCK FOUR | SCI-FI WEBSERIES EPISODES & STAR WARS FAN FILMS | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6th @ 11 AM

SOL

SCIENCE FICTION EXPERIMENTAL
USA • 7 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY CHRISTOPHER ROHRBECK

When a time-traveling astronaut's spacesuit becomes badly damaged, she returns to a simple, pre-societal planet thousands of years in its future in search of rescue.

BLOCK TWO | SCI-FI SHORTS: STRANGE PLACES NEAR AND OUT OF THIS WORLD | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5th @ 9 PM

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SNAKE DICK

SCI-FI FANTASY HORROR COMEDY
USA, CALIFORNIA • 8 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY DAVID MAHMOUDIEH

Jill's got the snake. Julia's got the flute. Alone, they have nothing. But together, they have a secret weapon to fight the darkness...

BLOCK THIRTEEN | FANTASY SHORTS DARK AND SPOOKY | SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7th @ 6:30 PM

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THE SNAKE PIT - "TESLA'S AC INDUCTION MOTOR

HISTORICAL FANTASY ANIMATION
CANADA • 4 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY BRETT JUBINVILLE

Nikola Tesla's latest invention is put to the test as it goes before a panel of judges. Learn about the induction motor as Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, J.P. Morgan and George Westinghouse debate its value and decide if they're going to fund it on ... the Snake Pit!

BLOCK FOUR | SCI-FI WEBSERIES EPISODES & STAR WARS FAN FILMS | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6th @ 11 AM

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TRANSFERT*

SCI-FI
FRANCE • 13 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY JONATHAN DEGRELLE

1967: IV Reïch. The Germans won the war. ISAAC, a survivor of the concentration camps, is sent by Max, a Nazi officer, in the middle of the Second World War to recover a strange mechanism. But during his quest, he will be facing his worst nightmare ...

BLOCK FIVE | TECHNOLOGY - FRIEND OR FOE? | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6th @ 1 PM

THE TURING TEST

SCI-FI STUDENT SHORT
CHICAGO • 6 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY CATHERINE CUTAIA

In the near future, an eager psychologist administers a Turing test to assess an A.I.’s ability to express empathy and question what it means to be human.

BLOCK THREE | HUMANS AND DROIDS WITH HEARTS | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5th @ 11 PM

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UNDERPASS

SCI-FI HORROR
USA, LOS ANGELES • 7 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY MONTANA BERTOLETTI

After Davis has a strange encounter beneath an underpass, he begins to see another version of himself around the city. Davis follows this new doppleganger back to the underpass where a confrontation takes place.

BLOCK TWO | SCI-FI SHORTS: STRANGE PLACES NEAR AND OUT OF THIS WORLD | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5th @ 9 PM

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UNPLUGGED*

SCIENCE FICTION
USA, NEW YORK • 15 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY RILEY J. EWING

In a world where phones are wired to their users, Tim searches for connection.

BLOCK SIX | SCI-FI SHORTS: THROUGH A BLACK MIRROR | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6th @ 5 PM

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UTRANSFER

SCIENCE FICTION
USA • 10 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY GIORGIO MIRAFLOR

uTransfer is a new device that allows for certain U.S. Citizens to transfer their consciousness into a utopia called the New World.

BLOCK SIX | SCI-FI SHORTS: THROUGH A BLACK MIRROR | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6th @ 5 PM

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VIRTUALLY HAPPY*

SCI-FI DRAMA
AUSTRALIA • 11 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY EMMA SELINSKI

A vibrant young woman dies taking a selfie on virtually the best birthday of her life.

BLOCK SIX | SCI-FI SHORTS: THROUGH A BLACK MIRROR | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6th @ 5 PM

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ZEALANDIA

SCI-FI
NEW ZEALAND • 15 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY BRUNO DU BOIS

In 2032, Zealandia has become the only virus free country left on earth but at a high cost to its population due to intrusive medical regulations. But, could the bag carried by a fearless woman be the downfall of this oppressive state?

BLOCK TWO | SCI-FI SHORTS: STRANGE PLACES NEAR AND OUT OF THIS WORLD | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5th @ 9 PM

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ZETA*

SCI-FI THRILLER
USA, MISSOURI • 17 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY ALEC KNOPF

Charlie, a successful real estate marketer, lives an effortless life at the hands of his digital assistant, ZETA. When ZETA discovers that Charlie has been keeping secrets, "she" sees it as a threat to her purpose in life. As ZETA uses every tool at her disposal to correct his behavior, Charlie must rely on his own wits to regain control over his life.

BLOCK NINE | SCI-FI SHORTS & FANTASY FEATURE | NOVEMBER 7th @ 10 AM