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

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  • 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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    www.adamlstern.com/
    www.artifexstudios.com/
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  • Denny Hayes
    Denny Hayes 12 hours ago

    Stupid over emotional movie. Must be some kind of pilot film that didn’t go anywhere

  • T4AVideos
    T4AVideos 12 hours ago

    Excellent film. A breath of fresh air among all those alien invasion movies!

  • Chris Barlow
    Chris Barlow 13 hours ago

    Why can't this be a bit better? "1/4 impulse", "five by five", wearing a flight suit but no helmet, arriving in "high orbit" but not having a velocity vector that makes sense, not pointing in the right direction for the return, distracted by photo in an emergency, family of pilot left at home on their own during mission, and decidedly boring emphasis on "the family". Really. Could have been so much better.

  • Remus Sebastian
    Remus Sebastian 13 hours ago

    Cum o poți opri la punctul stabilit dacă ai o asemenea viteza incredibila....

  • Malakie Usn
    Malakie Usn 13 hours ago

    Someday... we will know.

  • Denny Allen
    Denny Allen 14 hours ago

    made no sense

  • Kenobe Trader
    Kenobe Trader 14 hours ago +1

    This is a great short film! Wish it was longer!

  • Gary G
    Gary G 14 hours ago

    OK. One of the best I've seen in a while.

  • Brian Gibb
    Brian Gibb 15 hours ago

    :)

  • Thomas Hynes
    Thomas Hynes 15 hours ago

    He is now a hologram...

  • Abraão Pina
    Abraão Pina 15 hours ago

    Uber 👽

  • Wonder Woman Smith
    Wonder Woman Smith 16 hours ago +1

    Love this! 😉👍👍👍👍

  • Otis Brown III
    Otis Brown III 16 hours ago +1

    Wow !!! That was my first DUST short I've ever seen and it was Off the Chain great. Still though if humans can't live together on their own planet, we shouldn't even bother about whats in space..., good movie though. I just tend to look at things from another perspective and always tread carefully...

  • Jeff Doe
    Jeff Doe 18 hours ago

    His spaceship was impounded

  • Joe Gambo
    Joe Gambo 19 hours ago

    That black man is a bad actor lol. Totally ruins the feel of the scene.

  • Joey J
    Joey J 20 hours ago

    Just wait until he gets the towing bill.

  • vamsi miriyala
    vamsi miriyala 21 hour ago

    Upnext:
    Aliens at my Home
    :captain finds out how aliens know his address
    hint : wifey

  • C C
    C C 22 hours ago

    OOOO MAN THEY TOTALLY DID MAD BUT STUFF TO THAT GUY!!!

  • C C
    C C 22 hours ago

    I bet he took a massive dump after that jump!

  • Red Alpha
    Red Alpha Day ago +1

    This was by far the best one! Awesome story. Really enjoyed it. 10star!

  • david hollyfield

    Beautiful

  • ståle hansen
    ståle hansen Day ago

    Theer IS NO SPACE!!! Wake up!

  • FREE ROAM Gaming

    What is the budget of this short film

  • Terry Blanchard
    Terry Blanchard Day ago +1

    What a beautiful time travel ship. Good story end, because nobody knows how their life ends. It's always a surprise. Great visuals and shows the greatest attention to detail, where it really counts: Art and Love!!

  • Wahyu Mardiarto
    Wahyu Mardiarto Day ago

    None of the characters is older/younger?
    Theory says time ticks slower/faster than the other end when you clock at FTL.

    • emdoub
      emdoub 17 hours ago

      With a voyage of less than an hour overall, the difference would be too small to notice without instruments.

  • Bruce McNair
    Bruce McNair Day ago

    Great stuff!!👍

  • ThePariss333
    ThePariss333 Day ago

    Final : WE ARE TOO WEAK IN MENTAL, EMOSIONAL AND PHISICAL.

  • Ghostdog4
    Ghostdog4 Day ago

    I'm surprised and Astronaut would fall apart so easily

  • tundrasheep
    tundrasheep Day ago +3

    Second time I have watched this, same reaction. Love it !!! Thanks for making it. Love from Iceland.

  • Brainism Thoughtism

    Well Don't and very captivating! Most certainly would like to know what followed his return!

  • Andrey V
    Andrey V Day ago

    How the hell did he get through TSA check points so easily lol

  • Supernaut
    Supernaut Day ago +1

    Justin Beiber approves this video.

  • Neal Scotto
    Neal Scotto Day ago

    Did I missed something
    I am Totally lost.

  • Dustin Askew Guitar

    Fantastic !

  • John Johnson
    John Johnson Day ago

    A tale of love, family and magical freaken aliens.

  • plebny
    plebny Day ago

    WOW!!! Fantastic.

  • andy humphrey
    andy humphrey Day ago

    now!! thats a star ship!!

  • regoat
    regoat Day ago

    To meet strangers, good. After the meeting, clichés. Poorly done

  • Sally Rae Rogers

    Those aliens have good GPS!

  • Nathan Cramer
    Nathan Cramer Day ago

    Dude... that's how they watch us. Incredible. Pretty good!

  • van hill
    van hill Day ago +2

    you just put hollywood to SHAME !! that was really great!! and i subscribed ..please please do a part 2

  • Phil Driver
    Phil Driver Day ago +2

    i would love to see a 2 hour version of this . amazing

  • Durakken
    Durakken Day ago

    Excellent start to a non-existent series... Make it now.

  • Dean Shaw
    Dean Shaw Day ago

    A true work of art.

  • Neo Srdjan
    Neo Srdjan Day ago

    A new CINDERELLA ..from 21st century.. with the single Main Motive. How to enslave human emotions and keep them into deep sleep. Cheers!

  • George Parigian Jr.

    I think the aliens sensed how much he wanted to return to his family. Perhaps they realized his ship would not make it back so they returned him in a gesture of peace and goodwill.

  • Mr GFY
    Mr GFY Day ago

    this needs to be a full movie, like whoa!!!!

  • ion ionut
    ion ionut Day ago +2

    The wall what trump build with his space force 😁😁

  • Indiana Tone
    Indiana Tone Day ago

    Excellent 👌

  • GRAVEMIIND
    GRAVEMIIND Day ago

    He got pulled over by the space cops for speeding then took his keys and dropped him off at home lmao

  • Topher Ming
    Topher Ming Day ago

    It looks like NASA has gone totally affirmative action. No wonder they couldn't bring him back themselves. But the good aliens did! A snowflake fairy tale.

  • William Lane Jr
    William Lane Jr Day ago +6

    Being a long time Sci Fi fan, I am thoroughly impressed by this short film. I was totally pulled into it visually and emotionally. Nicely done DUST and please make more. Make it so!

  • Isaac Simmons
    Isaac Simmons Day ago

    As we break boundaries of space-time and may come across an alien species we have to remember that they are probably older than us, more intelligent, and more than likely explorers like us. Not every species has to be malevolent and we should take lesson from that. Excellent story well written.

  • Buddha Nag
    Buddha Nag Day ago

    Dislikers you have no heart and brain

  • Maciek M
    Maciek M Day ago

    Nice movie. The effect spoils the thick pilot and sounds in space, but overall positively.

  • Kirdell Suraz
    Kirdell Suraz Day ago

    Where's part 2

  • Basanio Borromeo

    Stupid movie for humanity.Why don't they just save the earth from pollution first.

  • Kerry Xin
    Kerry Xin Day ago

    how do you avoid space debris when travelling that fast?

  • Craig Bratcher
    Craig Bratcher Day ago

    Stupid waste of time

  • oscarmosca1234
    oscarmosca1234 Day ago

    really good actors I have to say. better than some real movies.

  • joohop
    joohop Day ago

    Big Boys Don't Cry

  • Haoyang Tim
    Haoyang Tim Day ago

    time travelled

  • Haoyang Tim
    Haoyang Tim Day ago

    at least wear a helmet

  • 42004749
    42004749 2 days ago

    WOW!! Big One!! But is it true then ?!? m.usclip.net/video/UrBP8HnR6Fs/video.html

  • The Master Coder
    The Master Coder 2 days ago

    the black hole is a perfect example why this is a crock of shit.
    get back to me when you want a real solution. hahaha dummies.

  • The Master Coder
    The Master Coder 2 days ago +1

    stolen design, you fks are finally coming to terms with how things work.
    some of us knew for decades ahead of you. love how you quote people i've never heard of too. so fking hilarious.
    you people are GOING NOWHERE, cuz you know dick all about how stars work, let alone how to make a warp ship, anti matter engine,
    or even harness em fields properly. you people are DENSE and will be for hundreds of years yet. and aliens mock you, with their technology, daily. shoving in your faces that you lie to each other and yourselves, and those of us WHO CAN make a difference are IGNORED.
    enjoy the road to nowhere, with the petroleum kings, but that's the only frontier you fucks are ever flying.

    • The Master Coder
      The Master Coder 2 days ago

      lol so what are they bending? space? that's not how the sun does it.
      that's not how a comet does it.
      you people are fking dense. :D

    • The Master Coder
      The Master Coder 2 days ago

      they have done nothing substantial yet (*no hover cars, not even one board)
      and always relying on COMBUSTION method. hahaahahah HaHaHAAHAhaHAAH

    • The Master Coder
      The Master Coder 2 days ago

      nasa's other designs were nothing like this, but it's still a fail :D

  • Nicolaj Nielsen
    Nicolaj Nielsen 2 days ago

    Lol think about how the mars colonists are taking this whole event..


    Its like if during ww2 the frontlines had their equipment/supply quality cut in half just because the government is making a Aircraft Carrier from solid ice..


    MARS!! THE NEXT HOME FOR US!! Unless this mission goes well or even close to well... Then fuck mars! We can go wherever!


    It really shows how little a shit a government would actually give for its citizens

  • G G
    G G 2 days ago

    he is on a alien dyson sphere

  • Gytis Baranauskas Jagmort

    It's a shame. Average distance is 12.5 Iight minutes. At 1.25c at 2 minutes 45 seconds they pIaced Mars way too cIose. The contact was instant after spin down. Despite not yet having an "entagIed sat" whatever the bIoody heII that means.

  • Beenthere Donethat
    Beenthere Donethat 2 days ago

    I want more of the story.

  • Darwin E
    Darwin E 2 days ago +1

    I hope we can get through the Van Allen radiation belt and go to the moon. Maybe one day.

  • Jack Frost
    Jack Frost 2 days ago +1

    Wow...I think this is the first Dust film I've seen that didn't have a dark, creepy or sad ending.

  • Cliff Hanger
    Cliff Hanger 2 days ago

    Not into fantasy.
    Just facts please and not these tacky wacky wishes.

  • Patch Pirate
    Patch Pirate 2 days ago

    some are unwanted and sent back to where they come from...sounds familliar to me...didn`t TRUMP promise that ?CIAO !

  • Kommander Kool
    Kommander Kool 2 days ago

    Those aliens saw we are still babies and saw he got lost so they took him home.....but left and were never seen or heard from, so we keep learning.

  • Dwight Hicks
    Dwight Hicks 2 days ago

    Part 2

  • Entheogenesis
    Entheogenesis 2 days ago

    Some of the worst and most OTT melodramatic acting I've ever seen.
    The concept is cool though.

  • Dennis Young
    Dennis Young 2 days ago

    *Enter The Void...*
    At least he's not gone *void-crazy* - yet...

  • Mark Needham
    Mark Needham 2 days ago

    "women ought not be in positions of authority" We the LCM. (LEADERLESS CHRISTIAN MILITIA) warned you!

  • Mark Needham
    Mark Needham 2 days ago

    "women ought not be in positions of authority" We the LCM. (LEADERLESS CHRISTIAN MILITIA) warned you!

  • Mark Needham
    Mark Needham 2 days ago

    "women ought not be in positions of authority" We the LCM. (LEADERLESS CHRISTIAN MILITIA) warned you!

  • Mark Needham
    Mark Needham 2 days ago

    "women ought not be in positions of authority" We the LCM. (LEADERLESS CHRISTIAN MILITIA) warned you!

  • Mark Needham
    Mark Needham 2 days ago

    "women ought not be in positions of authority" We the LCM. (LEADERLESS CHRISTIAN MILITIA) warned you!

  • Jerry Emm
    Jerry Emm 2 days ago

    thnx -sequel when?

  • John H
    John H 2 days ago +1

    A short story to remind us that we are all made of star dust.
    Be kind to your neighbors.

  • Tim  Robertson
    Tim Robertson 2 days ago

    Short and simple story but quite touching and effective, always take care of your family and loved ones and enjoy the time with them while they are still here with you

  • Spastik PS4
    Spastik PS4 2 days ago

    That was fantastic!

  • Sasquatch
    Sasquatch 2 days ago

    "cooks the man some eggs bitch" is Flight Director? LOL!
    And AOC is the commanders wife? She would diverse him in a second because his ship isn't GREEN NEW DEAL compliant.

  • Alt Philosophy
    Alt Philosophy 2 days ago

    Well done. Acting and effects were good. The story was interesting. One quibble is the little "twist" at the end. It hints at something nihilistic and sinister -- a sour note on an otherwise very enjoyable story.

  • Hector Pascal
    Hector Pascal 2 days ago

    Production values: outstanding. Story: average/good. Acting: meh/cliched. But 8/10 !

  • 12feettall
    12feettall 2 days ago

    I left pornhub and its all the gloryholes just for this?

  • Imagineth
    Imagineth 2 days ago

    Would someone please tell me why this film IS SO FREAKING AWESOME!!!!! I want more. I want a movie! No, I want a series of movies! No! I want a series of series of movies. But do me a favor. start with part two and leave part one for the end because that's always the best one. Or did I just see part one? DAMN!!!

  • Larry Cox
    Larry Cox 2 days ago

    Well done.

  • Lloyd McGriff
    Lloyd McGriff 2 days ago

    Awesome !!! Thanks !!! ***cheers*** =)

  • Jamieson Scott
    Jamieson Scott 2 days ago

    That technology isn't fiction, it's fact.

  • airplane george
    airplane george 2 days ago

    so in the future you don't need a phone to call uber?

  • Paddy Hickman
    Paddy Hickman 2 days ago

    Wow, count the cliches! ALL of them!

  • Justin Harris
    Justin Harris 2 days ago

    Wicked cool... 👍👍👍

  • Mannmade
    Mannmade 2 days ago

    Hey, I got any idea. Let's take a Rocketship lift off, you know like the Apollo Missions or the Space Shuttle, but the ship is already in space. Then let's draw it out for 5 minutes and then rip off The Abyss where aliens save the guy and he's miraculously reunites with his family. GENIUS!

    • Mannmade
      Mannmade 2 days ago

      Man, you really shut me down with your exorbitant about of knowledge. Most impressive! How can I get a Cambridge certificate like you? Enquiring minds want to know. Also, what do you have against The Abyss? That's a great Spielberg movie!
      Reply

    • djblanch
      djblanch 2 days ago

      Hmmm... you must have missed the part in English class about a pronoun referring to the nearest antecedent. An easy mistake to make. Good luck with the lessons, though!

    • Mannmade
      Mannmade 2 days ago

      Are talking about exposing myself? Very inappropriate of you!

    • djblanch
      djblanch 2 days ago

      OK, they showed you theirs, and you criticized it. Let's see yours!

  • jenky1044
    jenky1044 2 days ago

    Good short film, it would make a great full feature film, however, I don't think they allow astronauts to be that heavy..(2XL +)..?