Independent Sci-Fi Short Film Shot With No Budget
Watching the gorgeous looking short above, it’s hard to believe that this independent sci-fi movie from UK-based art director BC2010 was made “with no money, just a little time and a lot of passion.” And, of course, the all-important green screen. With the obvious semiotic references to 2001: A Space Odyssey (and possibly a playful nod to the NES in the spaceship’s orange, black, and gray color scheme) it still manages to stand on its own two specially-weighted space boots. Its design and execution is elegant and simple, working both as a doth of the pressurized space helmet to sci-fi and to cinema itself. And surely it must be the first instance in film where the moon is used as a projection screen?
You may not need a budget to make this, but you’ll definitely need access to a good studio. Take a look at the behind the scenes video below for more info of how it was done, as it draws back the curtain and gives us a peek at the tech-wizards operating the machinery.