Dieselpunk short "Reign of Death" is noir with flying cars

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If you want a visual feast, you must watch UK short "Reign Of Death" - it's dystopian futurism, complete with film noir robots and a high tech gumshoe.

Plus it stars Doctor Who's Noel Clarke (Mickey!) and is directed by concept designer Matt Savage, who worked on Doctor Who, Kick-Ass, and the upcoming X-Men: First Class. The styling reminds me of Caprica, with its blend of mid-twentieth century styles and a hypertech future.

This short has been making the rounds of UK film festivals, and just went live on YouTube. Here's hoping we'll see more from Savage - and thanks to VFX producer Jon Rennie for bringing this to our attention!


Want to know more about how they did the effects? Check out this vid: