Sci-Fi Short Film "FTL" presented by DUST

  • Published on Jan 5, 2019
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    "FTL" by Adam Stern
    A lone astronaut testing the first faster-than-light spacecraft travels farther than he imagined possible.
    Ethan Kane, a NASA Astronaut and decorated pilot, has recently retired from active duty to spend more time with his wife and young son. As he tries to adjust to a quieter life on the ground, he’s approached to fly one last mission...testing the first faster-than-light spacecraft. While the world watches, Kane takes The Longshot on its maiden voyage.
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Comments • 4 806

  • Fayanora Ahnabahn

    I want to see this expanded into a movie or series. Do they make more contact with the aliens? Are those aliens in ships or some kind of AI's? Do they make more ftl ships? I must know!

  • Flex2212
    Flex2212 Hour ago

    the dolphins of the universe

  • BanTheBBCHD
    BanTheBBCHD Hour ago

    The Aliens sent him back. Everyone fails to get back on the first attempt.

  • Tom Cool
    Tom Cool Hour ago

    Nice trick Dad. How did you do that?
    It is White Privilege. You'll be able to do that too Chucky, when you grow up.

  • tahome izwah
    tahome izwah Hour ago

    If he's wearing a spacesuit... why no helmet?

  • Red Ronin
    Red Ronin 2 hours ago +1

    The aliens intentionally kept the ship and the picture of the pilot's wife and kid because they are rude.

  • tahome izwah
    tahome izwah 2 hours ago +1

    Round trip for communications to Mars would be 20 min, so a 3 min blackout would be 20+3 min total.

    • roner61
      roner61 Hour ago

      The blackout still 3 min , trip delay doesnt increase it.

  • harter kern
    harter kern 2 hours ago

    unfortunately not short enough. Completely uninspired crap by rather talentless people who know nothing about storytelling but some CGI. => USclip makes it possible!

  • ToddTube
    ToddTube 2 hours ago

    Mass can not travel the speed of light, and if it could this mans family would be very old when he returned.

  • mike murphy
    mike murphy 2 hours ago


  • Dunnyrail Dunnybahn
    Dunnyrail Dunnybahn 2 hours ago

    Those Conifers have been too tightly clipped, they will never survive!

  • Juany Pei
    Juany Pei 2 hours ago

    haha...benny lafitte

  • Mad Tad
    Mad Tad 2 hours ago

    Yeah we need more space stuff. I miss Star Trek. I want moar!

  • Mad Tad
    Mad Tad 2 hours ago

    Aliens were like:
    "Omg, another space tourist. Didn't even watch the speed limit smh. And now we have to clean up behind them again, ugh."

  • Alex Dębowski
    Alex Dębowski 3 hours ago

    I can imagine right afterwards FBI comes in with black vans in and steal the guy for scientific research. That would be more in line with movies.

  • Sexy Alien Girl From Andromeda Galaxy

    Those good aliens are from my planet 😂

  • RuiCMRO
    RuiCMRO 4 hours ago

    It was a lot of information at same time... Cool... Keep doing this... We love it.

  • Lazar Zivanovic
    Lazar Zivanovic 4 hours ago

    9:11 Halo rings anyone ? 😂 (but film is ok , don't get me wrong)

  • Andrei
    Andrei 5 hours ago

    Sure, that's how advanced tech works, you stop the engines down, but oh no, problem.. then ship starts on it's own, goes into light speed mode, then stops where the aliens are..

  • Bartek Sternal
    Bartek Sternal 5 hours ago

    Very nice short! Both the visuals and idea are awesome.
    The ship design and status screens are quite like in Sword of the Stars - love those as well!

  • Toraguchi Toraguchi
    Toraguchi Toraguchi 5 hours ago

    So the aliens sent the pilot home but kept the hardware? That sounds like something the Chinese would do.

  • Robert-Jan Stuessel
    Robert-Jan Stuessel 6 hours ago

    well made!

  • Joana Stella Kompa
    Joana Stella Kompa 6 hours ago

    Cudos to the producers. Given that this is a film was made on a shoestring budget, the makers demonstrate all the skills that it takes to tackle a larger production. Nice 3D animation and VFX.

  • Cole Pelletier
    Cole Pelletier 6 hours ago

    Interstellar 2 confirmed!!!!

  • Anil Ahmed
    Anil Ahmed 6 hours ago

    The mysterious alien technology just copied and printed human whole body....

  • mark allen
    mark allen 7 hours ago

    Love conquers all.

  • PeterPrism
    PeterPrism 7 hours ago

    the fattest commander in the NASA history

  • Hir
    Hir 7 hours ago

    In all in, acting from the wife is really believable. Shit gimme more of this sci fi! 10/10

  • Obomabosif
    Obomabosif 7 hours ago

    I wonder what kind of horrible cancer you’d get from being teleported like that

  • Gerson Hano
    Gerson Hano 7 hours ago


  • Tom B
    Tom B 8 hours ago

    For a serious movie producer this short clip could serve as an idea for a fantastic science fiction movie. I bet it would score equally to Star Wars or Interstellar each earning 8.6 out of 10 stars.

  • Vinay K
    Vinay K 8 hours ago

    Don't know which one is more difficult FTL travel or real-time communication using entanglement

  • Jupiter Skies
    Jupiter Skies 8 hours ago

    Just when I thought it was gonna get interesting in turns into a shit film. Sorry

  • Salop Ruak
    Salop Ruak 8 hours ago

    Awesome A+

  • ZebsFrend
    ZebsFrend 8 hours ago

    It is generally considered that FTL would not be feasible inside a solar system due to braking distances..

  • jim Matthews
    jim Matthews 9 hours ago


  • Js Bchad
    Js Bchad 9 hours ago

    Great AAA commercial!

  • Hurricane Floyd
    Hurricane Floyd 9 hours ago

    FYI - Quantum entanglement (the satellite he drops at Mars) does NOT mean FTL communication. It is still static without communicating and comparing with the other end, at regular light speed.

  • alan houp
    alan houp 9 hours ago

    He went to Mars, communicated to Earth with no delay, yet Mars is about 12 light minutes away

  • Js Bchad
    Js Bchad 9 hours ago

    I see 1.9k dislike! How can this be? That was cool as al get out a here.

  • duke freed
    duke freed 9 hours ago

    I have litespeed bicycle

  • Jean Pierre Amalek
    Jean Pierre Amalek 10 hours ago

    Why "short film" ??? It should be long, extra long ! ;)

  • Spherical Earth
    Spherical Earth 10 hours ago

    Enjoyable short and sweet flick.
    Of course, there's the outrage and whiners crew in the comments.

  • sup2069
    sup2069 10 hours ago

    Is it me or did he not turn around to return to earth? Looks like he spooled up FTL in the direction pointing out of the solar system.

  • OregonBatman
    OregonBatman 10 hours ago


  • Abe Rafik
    Abe Rafik 11 hours ago

    Great short but if tech is so advanced for us when not test the first flight with a.i ??

  • Abe Rafik
    Abe Rafik 11 hours ago

    His wife is such a great actress especially for a short

  • bruce lee
    bruce lee 11 hours ago

    Best part of the entire short...front door drop off service.

  • Victor Newman
    Victor Newman 11 hours ago

    Sorry if this is repetition but perhaps the aliens were smacking us on the bum and saying "Your species are not yet ready to join the universe, but we are friendly and your traveler is being returned." - I know it's just a movie.

  • UnclePhil2k
    UnclePhil2k 11 hours ago


  • LorenzoNW
    LorenzoNW 12 hours ago

    Big on eye candy, short on well-crafted, engaging story. I suppose it works as a SFX demo reel.

  • Robert M
    Robert M 12 hours ago

    So what is the point of the story?
    Pretty shoddy training if his first reaction to a crisis situation is to start crying like a little girl.
    Not what I'd call believable.

  • Andy Edwards
    Andy Edwards 12 hours ago

    Aliens sending back a doppelganger of a human to be a spy or anthropologist. Kind of a neat idea, but unfortunately this short was all exposition introducing that concept. Similar to The Thing, though The Thing's motives were never really examined.

  • Nathan Vosburgh
    Nathan Vosburgh 12 hours ago

    that metal blue light planet looks oddly familiar Halo 4 anyone?????

  • Joseph Miller
    Joseph Miller 12 hours ago

    Is that Ty Olsson?

  • JCHax
    JCHax 12 hours ago

    I keep feeling like I’m watching an ad and the logo in the corner is the skip button

  • D Jay
    D Jay 13 hours ago

    He's a clone, they kept a copy for themselves to study and sent one back home. So now I wanna see the story of the one they kept...

  • vaespinoza
    vaespinoza 13 hours ago

    Awesome I want Moooooore!

  • Doug Reed
    Doug Reed 14 hours ago

    Aww, they ended it too early. I wanted to see the part where the nameless, hazmat suit-clad agents of an unknown agency show-up and cart him away to an undisclosed location for a through vivisection.

  • jellycoding
    jellycoding 14 hours ago

    This would have been good if it wasn't for the mistakes that really destroys it. It's a big thing that he can travel over light speed but he can have instant communication between earth and Mars. And the sounds from things in space...really?

  • kash law
    kash law 15 hours ago +2

    ending would have been better if he drifted and froze

  • joesgarage618
    joesgarage618 15 hours ago

    We so need to see her b**bs....

  • Teresa Smith
    Teresa Smith 16 hours ago

    To love and be loved with such depth, I have never known.

  • patriotpioneer
    patriotpioneer 16 hours ago

    Yet again, Music Too Loud, Dialog Too Low.....

  • Kirkaiya
    Kirkaiya 16 hours ago

    So, they already had FTL communications? Because radio between Earth and Mars is 3 minutes each way, minimum. You can't have a conversation with with Earth from Mars the way the astronaut did in the beginning.

  • Random Schmid
    Random Schmid 16 hours ago

    Aliens were like "Hold my beer"

  • Ratcat17
    Ratcat17 16 hours ago

    I 'Vectored myself at 7 minutes - now I have to change my pants. And I know its Sci-fi but there would be no sound coming from the Aliens zooming through Space. Yeah I know its for effect.

  • Karl Rifenbark
    Karl Rifenbark 16 hours ago

    Cool movie! Thank You!

  • rfdsdf1
    rfdsdf1 16 hours ago

    This was awesome except for the people in it.

  • LA Waitress
    LA Waitress 17 hours ago

    cheesy af

  • Ev3rM0r3
    Ev3rM0r3 17 hours ago

    This is old... I watched this over a year ago.. wtf

  • Kevin V.
    Kevin V. 17 hours ago

    Man I love Ty olsen. Hes such and amazing actor!

    VILKAS 17 hours ago

    It would be really not bad movie, but now it is so broken and there's so many mistakes ughhh

  • Tigger0067
    Tigger0067 18 hours ago


  • Solitaire Guillaume
    Solitaire Guillaume 18 hours ago

    She didn't notice the gray in his beard is gone? Hmm. I think there needs to be a Part II to this ;)

  • 555jaybo
    555jaybo 18 hours ago

    This video kept showing up on my right hand / up next list...... well there's fifteen minutes of my life I won't be getting back ffs

  • examplerkey
    examplerkey 18 hours ago

    This short film is way more better and meaningful than Hollywood block busters. We human think we know everything, but compared to an advanced alien civilization, be it biological or AI, we are at their mercy.

  • AntiguaDreams
    AntiguaDreams 18 hours ago

    This was really good. my only criticism... the main actor's facial expressions. on the ship he had an "something wrong" face when he was doing routine stuff. and when the aliens brought him back to earth, his initial rezzing face was ... weird. otherwise, amazing short film I'd like to see in a movie or series. just please, cast Abraham Benrubi as the main star, and a son who actually looks like he has his mother's DNA(although its completely geneticaly proven a kid can just look like one parent).

  • Erik
    Erik 18 hours ago

    Aliens be like "Nope, you don't deserve this tech, back home to where you came from squishy organic thing until you can learn to stop killing each other and your planet and being racist and building walls - you clearly can't get along on a tiny planet, let alone the galaxy."

  • Second Unit Aerials
    Second Unit Aerials 18 hours ago

    True story.
    Just...not yet.

  • III%
    III% 18 hours ago

    ROFL - Pretty sure that a future spaceman has to be a bit more fit than fat assed hallmark soyboi

  • Blueming Sounds
    Blueming Sounds 19 hours ago

    Is this new? I've seen this about a year ago.

  • Ranger Ray
    Ranger Ray 19 hours ago

    All this "Dust" stuff is a new level of cool.

  • galactic-visitor Etxavarria

    Well, a short film, with a Pink end!!. But of course, we know, reality,won`t be so merciful!!. The true, I`d prefer a more weird & fantastic end.No this one,"So Rossi", and so hard to believe!!.

  • Rich B
    Rich B 19 hours ago

    I need more of this films ending, and during the capture of a human and what happened during the visit. What advanced tech did he learn. lets continue on with this. Thanks

  • Eitvydas Paulauskas
    Eitvydas Paulauskas 19 hours ago

    The moral is don't try to go faster than light, because you'll create trouble not only for your family but also for the ghosts of good Samaritans.

  • thekingjackass
    thekingjackass 19 hours ago

    At the end of your life do you look at the picture of your wife and kid that youve seen a million times or do you look at the aliens and all the crazy s**t around you? Screw the wife and kid.

  • thefatman77
    thefatman77 19 hours ago

    excellent im waiting for more

  • Гопник задира

    I´m not a physicist or anything, but from what I´ve read, that FTL ship appears to use a scheme similar to what we currently believe an FTL ship would look like. Plus, quantum entanglement ftl communications, although not really accurate, has some basis in reality.

  • sir lancelot
    sir lancelot 20 hours ago

    Interesting . Dn't know how this wound up on the viewing list , but well put together . Let's hope our first contact with aliens is a peaceful one . . . . .

  • FUCK your feelings
    FUCK your feelings 20 hours ago

    Well done.

  • Rob Tireman
    Rob Tireman 20 hours ago

    Nice job, very enjoyable

  • Phlan-Michelle Purss
    Phlan-Michelle Purss 20 hours ago

    The only problem I have with this is that 15 minutes it's to bloody short. So I hope that they make a longer version soon or even turn it into a series. As a Trekhead I loved it.

  • Jean François Girard
    Jean François Girard 20 hours ago

    Well done! Two thumbs-up to Mr. Stern and his team - we now need a full prod on this ... just *wow* :)

  • Earthling
    Earthling 20 hours ago

    This stuff should be fully worked and on the widescreen. These days, I tend to question the entire NASA narrative and even the astrophysics science itself, however, we are all still enamoured by fantasy. This was excellent.

  • Henk Spierings
    Henk Spierings 21 hour ago


  • Toby Whaymand
    Toby Whaymand 21 hour ago

    Amazing... But Mars would be too close for warp drive and warp drive would have to be done outside of the solar system (unless you want the solar system crashing into the ship.)
    The nearest star is Alpha Centauri this would be the first place we will go to when light speed becomes possible, at light speed, it will take around 4 and half years to get there.

  • xebache777
    xebache777 22 hours ago

    Nicely done. Enjoyable 15 minutes.

  • Paper Sack
    Paper Sack 22 hours ago

    He's all an old man with a crooked mouth blowing a load in that young broad.

  • Augie Pellegrini
    Augie Pellegrini 22 hours ago

    Great plot, I enjoyed it