Short Film “Prospect” Proves that Good Science Fiction can be Done on a Budget

There’s a quiet intensity about the short film Prospect that hooks you right away and keeps you glued to your seat. Premiering at the SXSW 2014 film festival, Prospect is a coming of age story of a teenage girl as she and her father search for valuable resin on an alien planet.

Directors Zeek Earl and Chris Caldwell were inspired by films like Blade Runner, 2001 A Space Odyssey, the original Star Wars, and Sergio Leone’s Spaghetti Westerns. The directors hope to capture the same feel and texture of the films that inspired them and I feel they have.

Prospect Short Film

With only a 13 minute running time and a budget of less than $25,000, there’s a rich world created in the story that left me wanting more. Prospect proves that you don’t need millions of dollars to make good films.

Prospect Starring Tony Doupe Callie Harlow

Directed by: Zeek Earl & Chris Caldwell
Starring: Callie Harlow & Tony Doupe
Written by: Chris Caldwell
Cinematography by: Zeek Earl

Matt Scott is an experienced gamer, zombie survivalist, and lover of all things robot. He firmly believes that games are one of the ultimate ways to bring people together to learn, teach, and grow. You can follow him on Twitter

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