Sci-Fi Short Film "FTL" | Presented by DUST

  • Published on Jan 5, 2019
  • Subscribe and watch more sci-fi shorts on DUST:
    "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.
    For more about the film/filmmaker:
    #DUST #SciFi #ShortFilm
    DUST: Binge-watchable Sci-fi
    DUST is the first multi-platform destination for binge watchable sci-fi. We feature science fiction short films and other content from emerging filmmakers with stunning visual effects, captivating plots and complex character explorations. Robots, aliens, space exploration, technology, and human experience are all a part of DUST. Explore, subscribe and follow for more:
    Subscribe to DUST on USclip:
    Watch more:
    Sign-up for DUST newsletter:
  • Film & AnimationFilm & Animation

Comments • 11 416

  • Renegade Dragon
    Renegade Dragon 2 hours ago

    i don't know...highly unlikely! This is why you should send either monkeys, convicts or ex girlfriends on space explorations, if something happens? nobody really cares!

  • AndromedaNebula
    AndromedaNebula 2 hours ago

    Better than venom

  • GodsHotel
    GodsHotel 3 hours ago

    So, this is basically the beginning and the end of a movie, with 2 hours cut in the middle. Most modern movies would benefit doing the same.

  • Alex Peter
    Alex Peter 7 hours ago

    Great job!

  • Sam Stevens
    Sam Stevens 10 hours ago

    Well done, now he has to tell his wife he has space aids... :)

  • Bryan Dillon
    Bryan Dillon 12 hours ago

    This was an awesome short film. Bravo!

  • Rod Martin, Jr.
    Rod Martin, Jr. 13 hours ago

    Sweet! FTL ship? I want one!

  • Trinh Nguyen
    Trinh Nguyen Day ago

    My only bone is that there was only like 5 people shown to be applauding when the most wonderfulest thing happened to speed records being splattered on

  • Dante Mihu
    Dante Mihu Day ago

    Was it him or wasn't he ? :)

  • My God
    My God Day ago

    Nasa 😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣

  • Pascal Mollatte
    Pascal Mollatte Day ago

    so, in space, faster than light, with a suit but no helmet ?
    Faster than light but have time to see a rock hurting the shield ?
    nice CGI.

    • Thomas Latortue
      Thomas Latortue Day ago

      I don't think it was a rock. I think it was part of the spaceship falling off. If you notice when he goes into FTL it creates a sort of "bubble". So i think part of his spaceship fell apart in the bubble due to going speeds way faster than 1.25c, and probably fell out of the bubble and was likely instantly turned into a high burst of energy (since mass cant go faster than c)

  • Larry McCallum
    Larry McCallum Day ago

    Major Tom to ground control....

  • Chris
    Chris Day ago +1


  • Baron Zemo
    Baron Zemo Day ago

    I was expecting the "aliens" to be future humans. Maybe they are, since all we saw were their vehicles.

  • Adam D
    Adam D Day ago

    I would pay to see this as a regular TV series or feature film, it's great.

  • franiel saura
    franiel saura Day ago

    i thought he would arrive at the future..

  • Peachy Pound
    Peachy Pound Day ago

    He’s a Plant, a Clone, a Russian Space Spy

  • Peachy Pound
    Peachy Pound Day ago

    We neeeeeeeeeed to knooooowww! Wtf happened Man!

  • Alexander Faust
    Alexander Faust Day ago

    Aaaaaaaaaand he's actually an evil clone sent here as the precursor to our enslavement. Thanks NASA.

  • Boris Maskirovka

    ....ever put a lost frog back into his pond?...It's like that...

  • john ervin capul

    Wonderwoman is a reporter?

  • crimson coin
    crimson coin 2 days ago

    He then woke up on the alien ship about to be probed 👽📞 hold the phone x

  • Surrounded byCowards

    for a amateur movie like this the music at the start do not fit at all ... the rest is deja vue 1000 times ! why this waste of time ... why throw money through the windows like that !?
    I don't catch it !

  • David Warner
    David Warner 2 days ago

    Why am I imagining him looking up at the two ships as they zoom off and yelling "I had a ship!!!"

  • Wolfgang Wiesinger
    Wolfgang Wiesinger 2 days ago

    We have to steal their technologie.

  • god mode
    god mode 2 days ago

    Well it's incorrect it will take about 30 to 60 mins for one signal from Mars to earth as signals travel speed of light

  • Sir Bubbles
    Sir Bubbles 2 days ago

    There's a problem if you hit a single grain of sand at that speed it you'd be annihilated on impact unless you had energy Shields that could dissipate any debris on contact.

    • Sir Bubbles
      Sir Bubbles Day ago

      @Bradley Baum lmao, get a life nerd.

    • Bradley Baum
      Bradley Baum Day ago

      If he hit something at 1.25C then either yes he'd be obliterated, or no he'd be moving too fast for the "Information" to transfer from one body of mass to the other. No one knows which though since it's theoretically impossible to go faster than light. He was not going faster than light, he had just extended space-time behind him and condensed it in front of him. The thing he hit was a part of his own ship, inside his own reference frame. It was only going about 20-30 mph (measured with the MK1: Eyeball) relative to his craft. It wasn't HIM that was going faster, it was space-time being warped around him, hence the not so subtle nod to the Alcubierre Drive rings.

  • Superhero Movie Music

    So is this based on the Alcubierre Drive?

  • Big Vinny
    Big Vinny 2 days ago +6

    I was expecting the ending to be a bit darker after the cry and hugs. That he is not actually the guy. The real guy is still in that alien ship

  • Andrew Loner!
    Andrew Loner! 2 days ago +3

    I wonder if the aliens smoked some weed with him Galaxy sour .😅🗣️🚬

  • กัญญารัตน์ เลิศนภา

    3:41 อะไรแวบๆ ลุงตู่ นะ55555

  • itsagooday
    itsagooday 2 days ago

    too short to consider the time delay in comm between earth and mars?

    • Bradley Baum
      Bradley Baum Day ago

      I'm pretty sure that's what the tethered comms satellite he deployed was for. I'm guessing they've found a way to utilize warped space-time for instant, or near instant, communication. The satellite is probably linked with a clone satellite somewhere back in earth's orbit.

    SMTDDR 2 days ago

    I really need a full movie. I get "Interstellar" chills watching this.

  • Blade Runner 804253
    Blade Runner 804253 3 days ago +5

    How the fXXK did I come across this channel?

  • Владислав Горанов

    Very nice! Looks like the story of another mirror universe Zefram Cochrane!

    • Roman Machovič
      Roman Machovič 12 hours ago

      Zefram Cochrane build the ship on him self in postapo world.

  • seun williams
    seun williams 3 days ago +1

    Wow Space Uber's pretty neat!!!

  • TruthB Told
    TruthB Told 3 days ago

    Ya right . The astronaut is disassembled and the reconstituted back on his front yard and we just assume that this is the same one that left home. Can you say doppelganger ? Excellent production with good CGI.

  • Matze Maus
    Matze Maus 3 days ago


  • Gerhard Wolf
    Gerhard Wolf 3 days ago

    I hope sometimes we will be albe to warp the space and travel with overlightspeed.

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith 3 days ago

    There was no particular reason for the abduction

    • Thomas Latortue
      Thomas Latortue Day ago

      I'd like to imagine they leave the wormhole open to initiate first contact, rather than just drop the dude off and dip out lmao

  • diogo
    diogo 3 days ago

    É filme ou série?? E quando lança?

  • Y Y
    Y Y 3 days ago +1


  • Chad Davis
    Chad Davis 3 days ago +1

    "May have drifted too far.. oh well, we'll drop your man off and go now."

  • Gerard
    Gerard 3 days ago

    we rule and we are able to ...

  • Respectful GT
    Respectful GT 3 days ago

    Where are my finger nails??

  • Roland Gonzales
    Roland Gonzales 3 days ago

    Excellent short film. Being a big Sci-Fi fan, I'd like to see this made into a feature film showing more detail with the astronaut when he was taken aboard their craft. Who are they, how far did the astronaut go, plus show the debrief with mission control. But excellent special effects and camera work.

  • Nevermind
    Nevermind 3 days ago

    Just a stupid concept. Total crap.

  • Anirudh Puranik
    Anirudh Puranik 3 days ago

    The visual effects and especially the sound effects were "out of this world"!!


    LIKE. Awesome!

  • torginus
    torginus 3 days ago +3

    Tbh, since he was sitting in the cockpit, he should have appeared in the same position, and immediately fallen over :D

  • gerald
    gerald 3 days ago +31

    "Oh dear, look what we found..."
    "haha, it's sooo cute..!!".
    "what's it doing here? "
    "dunno..but...isn't it on the endangered species list ?"
    "... yeah you're right ,let's just put it back in its environment,. "

  • devonferris
    devonferris 3 days ago


  • joe dufey
    joe dufey 3 days ago

    April 5th 2063

  • Данунах Шумерович

    Thet's was absolutely Great

  • linclinc5
    linclinc5 4 days ago

    I would’ve missed it but for a comment, his head bulges or something at the end, after showing the kid hugging his leg. There’s an alien in his head.

  • T -Day
    T -Day 4 days ago

    Whoa. Sexy stuff

  • Pierre-Alexandre Bernheim

    How it is possible that 6.6K dislike this short film of DUST? I will never understand the human stupidity.

  • ubuntuber
    ubuntuber 4 days ago +2

    whos gonna pay for flight back home?

  • Jovan Leon
    Jovan Leon 4 days ago +4

    You are caught for driving FTL without a helmet. And since you can't provide us your FTL driver's license, we have to keep you held overnight in our holding cell, and we have to confiscate your vehicle when we return you home. You can come to reclaim your vehicle later for 20 megaton of condensed energy as the fine.

  • Fine Banana
    Fine Banana 4 days ago +1

    GotG: *Are we a joke to you?*

  • Joe Duke
    Joe Duke 4 days ago +1

    The two parts I didn't like were the conversations with the difficult black woman, and the part that had to do with his family.

  • unebonnevie
    unebonnevie 4 days ago

    And they FedEx is fastest!

  • modelcitizen72
    modelcitizen72 4 days ago +3

    Longshot sputters in.
    Dr. Wernher Von Braun, knitting on cloud: Oh, zis iz wunderbar!
    Indulging off stage voice: Okay, Professor, you may keep the ship.

  • modelcitizen72
    modelcitizen72 4 days ago +5

    Intergalactic Boss Hogg: it's them Duke boys again. Confiscate the car and send 'em back.
    Intergalactic Enos: all right, Boss!

  • modelcitizen72
    modelcitizen72 4 days ago +5

    Recipient 1: wtf is... Whoa
    Recipient 2: ha ha! Leave the astronaut, take the funky relic!
    Recipient 1: sweet. We'll keep it in the living room.

  • Joseph Lian
    Joseph Lian 4 days ago +1

    He was traveling to blackhole but aliens save him and send him. Nice movie

  • Stanley Plock
    Stanley Plock 5 days ago

    FTL is old outdated technology. We now have almost instant Teleportation.
    The shortest distance between 2 points is no longer a straight line.
    The ancient Star Gates are a rough and bumpy tunnel.
    With the newer ones, you only feel a slight bump, if anything at all.
    But there is little drama for Hollywood to sell movies.
    Except for the Star Gate series. It's not about getting there, it's what is at the unknown destinies. And you can go a lot farther.
    If it takes a whole 3 minutes to get to mars, you'll never reach the nearest star.
    I'm surprised that Kirk and Picard got as far as they did.
    I think they cheated.
    Star Trek Voyager was more believable but the plot and characters were not as good.
    It was more like Gilligan's Island, where they were trying to get back home every week.

  • Michael Blick
    Michael Blick 5 days ago

    That was amazing. They need to make that into a full length movie.

  • Lee
    Lee 5 days ago +1

    It was a bit of a longshot, but he made it.

  • TheBluemanBenny
    TheBluemanBenny 5 days ago

    That was so cool!

  • SistorCarrera
    SistorCarrera 5 days ago

    cryed like a baby so gd the feeling that something out there understands us

  • Owen Campbell
    Owen Campbell 5 days ago

    You're illegally in Universe, you don't respect our laws, your vehicle is to slow for space, you're not civilized enough, where did you say you come from? Earth? you'll be immediately deported back home. Exciting story.

  • yi jason
    yi jason 5 days ago


  • WF B3
    WF B3 5 days ago

    I'd like to see what Jack tells his co-workers & bosses @ NASA. And what NASA tells the public about what happened.

  • Rashwan Domloge
    Rashwan Domloge 6 days ago

    In space there is no air and therefore there should be no sound!!