1. One astronaut's journey through space and life ends on a hostile exosolar planet. Grounded is a metaphorical account of the experience, inviting unique interpretation and reflection by the viewer. Themes of aging, inheritance, paternal approval, cyclic trajectories, and behaviors passed on through generations are explored against an ethereal backdrop.

    About this Tip Jar -
    Did Grounded inspire you? My dad's life inspired me and his death inspired Grounded. 100% proceeds of this Tip Jar (note vimeo's 15% service fee) goes to the American Cancer Society in memory of Paul Vincent Margo. Or donate yourself to cancer.org/

    Check out the Grounded VFX Breakdowns

    Check out the Grounded Trailer


    Score composed by Ken Andrews

    Full credit list can be seen here:

    Festival Awards::
    Best Experimental Short:: 2012 USA Film Festival
    Best Picture :: 2012 Winter Film Awards
    Best Short Film :: 2012 Independent Filmmakers Showcase Film Festival
    Best Sound :: 2012 Independent Filmmakers Showcase Film Festival
    Best Cinematography :: 2012 Lakeshorts International Film Festival
    Best Editing :: 2012 Los Angeles Movie Awards
    Best Editing :: 2012 Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood
    Best Digital Effects :: 2012 Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood
    Best Cinematography :: 2012 Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood
    Best Sci-Fi, Fantasy or Horror Film :: Buffalo Niagara Film Festival
    John Kelly Award for Excellence in Cinematography:: 2012 Fresno Film Fest

    Official Selections ::
    2012 LA Shorts
    2012 Newport Beach Film Festival
    2012 ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival
    2012 Sci-Fi-London
    2012 Indie Spirit Film Festival
    2012 The Los Angeles New Wave International Film Festival
    2012 Cine Gear Expo 2012
    2012 Montclair Film Festival
    2012 Maryland Film Festival
    2012 Madrid International Film Festival
    2012 Gasparilla International Film Festival
    2012 Sonoma International Film Festival
    2012 Sacramento International Film Festival
    2012 60 Degrees North
    2012 Fort Myers Film Festival
    2012 United Film Festival - Los Angeles
    2012 United Film Festival - New York
    2012 Boston Science Fiction Film Festival

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  2. Track: Detritus "Haunted (remix by Niveau Zero)"
    Taken from Detritus's album "Things Gone Wrong" (adn121) , remixed by Niveau Zero
    originally released by Ad Noiseam

    In 2010, scientists succeeded in recreating a miniature version of the Big Bang.
    Within a few years, some of the universe's deepest secrets may be unlocked.

    Genesis is another self-initiated personal project that I've written, designed and animated single handedly. It's a 3D short film with a story that revolves around a machine that has the power of creating new, miniature universes. By controlling the universe rotation, it can speed up the time and evolution of the miniature worlds, and with the help of a fancy search engine it can pin point and extract terrestrial planets. Well, it's not very scientifically correct by any means.. Or is it..? You might live in a manufactured miniature world..

    Anyway, what would mankind do if they possessed the power of creating new worlds? Probably use it for creating some kind of decorative snow globe. Guaranteed gift of the year.

    Well, it's not all science fiction, I actually got inspired after reading some interesting articles about the European science agency CERN, who designed the world's biggest particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider. This accelerator shoot beams around a freezing 27km concrete ring underground near Geneva, smashing atoms together in search of the elusive "God particle" believed present at the Big Bang. Since it began operating at the end of March 2010, CERN engineers and physicists have created billions of miniature versions of the Big Bang, revealing fundamental insights into the nature of the cosmos.

    Also, at Lancaster University in UK, physicists unraveling the secrets of how to build a universe. In fact, they have already formed one, or something very much like it. This scientific breakthrough lies in the bottom of a chamber no larger than a pinky finger, filled with helium and cooled to 0.0003 degrees Fahrenheit above absolute zero.

    There's a short "behind the scenes" here: andreaswannerstedt.se/motion/genesis/breakdown/

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  3. In 2071, where technology has brought mankind to the brink of colonization on a planet named Gaia, one astronaut takes on an isolated mission and discovers unearthly horrors that could bring an end to human life on this planet.

    Director : Tyson Wade Johnston
    Producers: Tyson Wade Johnston, Justin Zachary
    Writers: Tyson Wade Johnston, Justin Zachary
    Cinematographer: Justin Anderson
    Composed by: Zach Lemmon
    Sound Design: Brandon Jones
    VFX: Precog Studios

    © freebanditproductions.com

    CAA—Dan Rabinow, Jon Cassir, Tiffany Ward
    IAM—Scott Glassgold

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  4. Track: HECQ "Enceladus" (with Skyence)
    Taken from HECQ's album "Enceladus" (adn149)
    Originally released by Ad Noiseam

    "Consumed" is another self-initiated personal project that I've written, designed and animated.
    It's a 3D short film about a not so distant future, where extreme overpopulation has become a global crises. The population growth has reached a critical tipping point and there's food and water shortages all around the world. The story revolves around a "Food Replicator", or a so called molecular assembler, a device that can rearrange subatomic particles and guide chemical reactions with atomic precision. In an attempt to prevent mass starvation, this device is used to synthesize nutritions with the ability to self-replicate. But during the initial tests something goes wrong and out-of-control self-replicating compounds starts to spread, consuming all matter while building more copies of them selves.

    This is very similar to a hypothetical end-of-the-world scenario called "Grey goo", a term coined by molecular nanotechnology pioneer Eric Drexler back in 1986. He illustrates exponential growth and the dangers of self-replication is his book "Engines of Creation":

    "Imagine a replicator floating in a bottle of chemicals, making copies of itself…the first replicator assembles a copy in one thousand seconds, the two replicators then build two more in the next thousand seconds, the four build another four, and the eight build another eight. At the end of ten hours, there are not thirty-six new replicators, but over 68 billion. In less than a day, they would weigh a ton; in less than two days, they would outweigh the Earth; in another four hours, they would exceed the mass of the Sun and all the planets combined — if the bottle of chemicals hadn't run dry long before."

    Well, obviously my scenario is all science fiction, since the required technologies to create this kind of self-replicating matter won't be invented until.. hmm.. no sooner than 2014?

    There’s a short breakdown video here: andreaswannerstedt.se/motion/consumed/breakdown
    Create your own outbreak online, in real time with webGL. Check out Christian's awesome experiment: christianwannerstedt.com/consumed/

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  5. A science-fiction short film about a young man who accidentally discovers that he can travel between two parallel worlds. He soon realizes that doing so has deadly consequences.

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