Shinichiro Watanabe, director of Cowboy Bebop, is creating a Blade Runner anime short set a few years after the first movie. According to Wantanabe, Blade Runner was a huge influence on him and his style. This teaser highlights concept art a few seconds of animation from the upcoming film.
Season seven of Game of Thrones is long gone, but HBO has been keeping our obsessions alive with a behind-the-scenes feature and now this animated prequel. Told in storybook style, the short series tells the history of the Seven Kingdoms — going back long before Robert's Rebellion. The first chapter focuses on the origin of House Targaryen, while the remaining legends will only be available with limited DVD and Blu-ray releases on December 12, 2017.
If you grew up in the 90s, you know about the Lo. Ralph Lauren's Polo brand was ubiquitous — jeans, shirts, sweaters, hoodies. You couldn't take a step anywhere almost in America without seeing the polo player logo looking back at you. So how did a designer brand go from Fith Avenue to America at large? The Lo Lifes. This New York City boosting gang made a logo into a culture. Watch how it happened in this short documentary narrated by one of the gang's founders.
Although Yellowstone National Park was established in the late 1800s, the National Park Service wasn't officially formed until 1916 — over 100 years ago. That's a whole lot of time to cover. So to make sure you get the full story without burning several hours on a complete documentary, filmmaker Ryan Maxey pieced together a timeline, going back as far as the Big Bang, in this abridged version of the history of our National Parks.
Nukazooka may have just found the premise for the next Lego Movie when he mashed Grand Theft Auto and the plastic toy bricks together. We'd totally watch a feature film-length version of Tommy Vercetti ripping through a Lego Vice City, but for now, we'll savor for this three-minute romp through the sidewalk.
Baxter Zevcenko has it pretty good. He's the head of a high school crime ring, nobody messes with his business, and he's got the girl he's always dreamed about — until he gets kidnapped by a shamanistic bounty hunter named Jackson Ronin. In this short based on the South African novel of the same name, Baxter watches Jackson summon something not of this world in the slums around Capetown.
Inspired by its California locale, the Parachute Venice Sheet Set is adding a new colorway to its collection. The light grey hue will give your bed a modern update, but is still neutral enough for any decor. Omitting the top sheet, the bundle includes everything you need for a bedroom overhaul. The fabric is made from 100% long-staple Egyptian cotton and is available in both their lightweight percale and super smooth sateen.
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Tile Bluetooth Trackers help you keep track of often misplaced items. And now, they've expanded their product line to include the durable and dependable Tile Sport. It features a sleek graphite gray look and a Bluetooth tracker with twice the range of the original. It pairs seamlessly with the Tile app, and the new model is also waterproof and has a louder speaker to alert you of just where to look for that item you're having trouble finding. The battery lasts an entire year, and the Tile Sport even lets you choose from a variety of new ringtones to optimize and customize your findings.
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Thirty years have passed between the original Blade Runner and the upcoming Blade Runner: 2049. Jared Leto's character, Niander Wallace, is introducing a perfected line of replicants meant to get the ban against them lifted. Three short films are coming before Blade Runner: 2049's release, giving an overview of events in the decades between the films.
Capturing polar bears in their natural setting is a rare event. Because they make their home on the sea ice of the Arctic Circle, photographers must endure -30ºC temperatures, frozen terrain, and equipment failures to get a glimpse of the maritime bear — but those who do get big rewards. Filmmakers Abraham Joffe and Dom West describe the difficulties of shooting on Earth's northernmost territory and the payoff that comes along with it.
There might be bars on the windows and nothing to wear but orange jumpsuits, but there's still a way be free. Dungeons & Dragons offers a way for prisoners across the US to be someone else for a moment — and leave the harsh realities of jail life behind. Two former maximum security inmates are back on the outside and using D&D to work their way back into society.
The cornerstone of any nutritious breakfast is — LEGOs? A morning meal fit for a minifig champion is prepared in this stop-motion short from BrickBros. Eggs and toast with jam are on the menu, all made from the finest bricks.
If it's on the screen, it probably isn't real. But that doesn't mean it takes a less talented group of people to make the magic happen. Honda celebrates the creativity and work it takes to bring a dream from the brain to the screen in this short film.
On an asteroid mining station, something has killed most of the crew and assimilated them into a terrifying beast. One low-ranking crew member is left, and the race is on to try and get off the asteroid before it's too late. Zygote is another wicked release from Neil Blomkamp's Oat's Studios.
Inspiration. A spark. The muse, the beginning, the idea — where does it come from? David Lynch, Chuck Close, two kids, and several others discuss inspiration, ideas, and how they get them in this entertaining short film.
The latest short from Neil Blomkamp's Oats Studios finds the Man Upstairs gleefully playing with his creations. With the help of His butler, Geoffrey, we find that if we are created in his image, He's kind of a jerk. Sharlto Copley stars in this irreverent look at Creation.
When we went looking for an un-briefcase that wasn't like the other mini-suitcase-looking situations already out there, we got ahold of the brains behind San Diego-headquartered Bradley Mountain. The result is the Uncrate edition Courier Briefcase. Crafted from water-resistant waxed canvas and English bridle leather, the collaboration bag comes in our signature all-black combo and is finished with hand-set brass rivets. A minimal interior fits up to a 15" laptop, several journals or books, and all the memos and recordings that you'll need for your day as Special Counsel. It's also got three exterior pockets, a reinforced leather bottom, and comes with a removable shoulder strap. Measures 18" wide x 12" high x 3.75" deep. Ships free within 24 hours.
In our search for a more customized sound and fit, we've dialed-in a pair of headphones from Copenhagen-based AIAIAI tuned by Uncrate editors. These TMA-2 modular headphones provide a warm, balanced sound that's perfect for extended listening. With a focus on clear low-end dynamics, the headphones unleash deep bass with a wide sound stage and high isolation — meaning, your Run The Jewels and Com Truise tracks will sound their best ever. The speaker units are engineered with a 40mm titanium-coated driver to reduce distortion, and built with a fully sealed housing, providing full and rich sound. Up top is a reinforced headband with super comfortable PU leather padding, while memory foam PU leather-covered earpads and a coiled cable that extends up to 10 feet round out the pair. Pretty much every surface is coated with thin rubber to give a matte look with a soft-touch feeling.
So what happens in the Star Wars universe when the cameras aren't rolling? The first short in the animated Forces of Destiny series follows Rey and BB-8 on an adventure that didn't make it into The Force Awakens, with Daisy Ridley voicing her big screen character.
Neill Blomkamp's experimental Oats Studios has released another NSFW short. A group of soldiers come across Vietcong fighters with terrible wounds, and helicopters and tanks start gravitating into the sky. Firebase is like Apocalypse Now meets Predator, with a seemingly alien being wreaking havoc while the Vietnam War rages around it.
Neill Blomkamp has dropped the first film in his experimental sci-fi series Oats Studios. Starring Sigourney Weaver, the short takes place in a dystopian Texas in the not too distance future where lizard-like aliens have taken over Earth and our minds. If you like what you see, you can donate to the project and possibly help get these shorts made into feature films.
In 1957, the USSR launched Sputnik, the first man-made object to reach orbit around the Earth. The event ignited the "Space Race" between the US and the Soviets, which ran parallel to the Cold War. In 1959, Yuri Gagarin became the first human to enter space, and it looked as if the race had been lost. But in 1961, President John F. Kennedy announced the goal of putting a man on the Moon — and the rest is history. Created from thousands of stills taken by astronauts, Lunar animates the longest journey ever undertaken in the history of mankind.
Based on the Dutch comic strip Agent 327, this Blender Animation Studios short features the spy looking for a secret entrance in a barbershop leading to an evil genius and her terrifying experiments on humans. Made completely in the freeware Blender 3D modeling and animation suite, Blender Animation Studios wants to make this short into a feature-length movie. Learn more about the project and how you can help here.
In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only war. In the Warhammer 40k universe, based on the epic tabletop game, billions of lives are fed into the thresher of conflict across the galaxy. Among the most vaunted and fanatical of combatants, the Space Marines fight for the immortal Emperor of Mankind, defending humanity from alien races and inter-dimensional beings bent on destruction. Richard Boylan captures the dark Gothic space opera perfectly in this black and white animation of the Warhammer 40k audiobook Helsreach.
John Wich is an ex-hitman with a love for his puppy and vengeance. But replace his handguns and rifles with an arsenal of Nerf blasters, and you get the latest short from Corridor. The filmmaking crew remakes the neo-noir thriller with the latest foam-based weaponry, resulting in a parody with just as much action and none of the violence.
Fingerboarding is the smaller, less extreme little brother to skateboarding. Other than the small chance of stubbing a finger or breaking a nail, the sport is hardly dangerous. But in this short by Sebastian Linda, the filmmaker uses the power of cinema — some slick angles and slow-mo footage — to turn the tiny tricks into a hardcore skate film.
Not everything has to end with a galactic rebellion, epic lightsaber duel, and killing your own dad. Sometimes you can just settle the matter with a game of chess. When Luke Skywalker defeats Darth Vader, Darth does what anyone would do if they lost control of the galaxy: Take their Death Star and go home.
Just because Christmas is over, doesn't mean you can't enjoy a post-holiday fire. Animator PES pays homage to the WPIX tradition by adding his stop-motion mastery to the classic Yule log in the form of a soothing candy corn and pretzel fire. Although the film was originally created in 2007, this version has been lovingly remastered in crisp 4K.
Kaptain Kristian isn't just a film essayist — he also has a flair for rhyme. Moving from the screen to the page, the Kaptain gives an ode to beloved author Dr. Seuss in the doctor's familiar anapestic tetrameter.
It still isn't easy being Bruce. In the sequel to Everybody Wants to Kill Bruce, an entire city is out to get him, either on purpose or accidentally. It took editor Pierre-Alexandre Chauvat 53 movies to get enough villains on the hunt for Bruce, and it still isn't enough to bring the action hero down.
For over 50 years, this Italian photographer has been compiling some of the most sought-after cameras out there. Not limited to just cameras, his collection is full of photography treasures, including old manuals, books and magazines. This short film not only shows off his dreamy assortment vintage finds, but also his passion and love for the art.
Just because you made it to the Red Planet doesn't mean you can't lose your job. They paid Ted to sleep, and he didn't get fired. They had bathroom attendants. They're still collecting a check. But the guy who designs the t-shirts, hats, and buttons — the stuff that people back on Earth actually connect with — is expendable. Even on Mars, the bottom line is the ultimate decider.