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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  • Mind Bender
    Mind Bender Hour ago

    Bar none - one of the best first leaps into the Great Void of Spacetime! You won't be disappointed!!

  • keerat tanwar
    keerat tanwar Hour ago

    Hey aliens, wanna be my friends?

  • medicalKiss
    medicalKiss 2 hours ago

    Wow great story, bad acting!

  • Bikram Sah
    Bikram Sah 2 hours ago

    Who are you?
    Damn good

  • Nathan
    Nathan 5 hours ago

    Nice movie, but I’m confused as to what kind of faster than light travel is this supposed to be. If it was an alcubierre warp drive (which it appears to be what they were attempting), why did he suddenly “feel” acceleration when it malfunctioned? If it was trying to actually accelerate (which is impossible to do past C, but I understand liberties need to be taken for good story telling), how was he not turned into pink mist when he experience an average of around 500,000G to get there in about a minute? I know that sci-fi is often more fiction than science, but that seems more like a continuity error rather than science error.
    Still better science than the new Star Wars movies, though...

  • David John Barker
    David John Barker 6 hours ago


  • Max Echendu
    Max Echendu 7 hours ago

    At the speed he was travelling, everyone he once knew would have been long dead anyway if he found his way back to Earth.
    Because the faster you go, the slower time appears to move from your perspective.
    He'd be centuries in the future.
    Unless that beam of energy at the end travelled his information to the past. Possibly through a wormhole as it seems.
    But that itself has it's own questions.
    Which is why I love Sci-Fi... insight on things that could one day be very possible 😁😁😁

  • Sean McDonald
    Sean McDonald 7 hours ago

    I really wish that sci fi shorts would stop with this "Mwahahahahahaha. . . . What happens next . . . .You'll just have to decide for yourself A HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA " obssesion . . . . .stop half arsing it and tell a full, self contained story. Sci fi novels rarely leave out the ending or, at worst, leave an ambiguous ending and frankly, its equally annoying. The ending of this is just so open to interpretation that it loses appeal: has he been transported to a simulation to be studied, is he a copy, is he dead, is he hallucinating, is the dress blue or black . . . . . . . Far too ambiguous and easily teased by adding a small detail: as you zoom out on the final scene you could have a 'its a truman stage' or hes hooked up to alien devices or a number of other reveals.

  • Steven Badu
    Steven Badu 8 hours ago

    Does anyone know the name of the funky song and the name if the singer signing it at the start of this comics clip please? If someone does know the title of the tune, PLEASE message me the info by replying...

  • PintOfSam Media POSM PGC

    Good stuff!

  • Tom Jones
    Tom Jones 12 hours ago

    I wanna know why they brought him back to earth and more about the intelligent species.

  • Dad
    Dad 13 hours ago

    Wait a minute! He tells his wife in one scene..." I'm coming back, I always do"...In the next scene, his code name is 'Longshot'...can't give his wife much confidence!

  • Richard Jones
    Richard Jones 13 hours ago

    this guy traveled twice the speed of sound and light combined, the Galaxy police catches him and asked him why he speeding, he replies, Donald Trump is running for president again!

  • Richard Jones
    Richard Jones 13 hours ago

    Only a few people at a NASA station, it must be the budget cuts.

  • Connor MacMillian
    Connor MacMillian 16 hours ago


  • Terezia Lakatos
    Terezia Lakatos 19 hours ago


  • Badboy DCX
    Badboy DCX 19 hours ago

    *Gotta admit the visuals were stunning but the Acting, not so much.... his missing space helmet should be a meme😂*

  • suavevalen
    suavevalen 20 hours ago

    Wait till you get the invoice for that spaceside assistance

  • ZoltanF1LH
    ZoltanF1LH 20 hours ago +2

    Casting a big fat guy as an astronaut... 🙄 deary me

  • Guna Baphie
    Guna Baphie 23 hours ago

    Looks slick but the characters are generic - why do all space pilots now get depicted as wisecracking, southern-style Han Solos? Why are all wives cool, beautiful and stoic?It's been commented that you should make this a full length feature but is there enough material? Astronaut goes off course, gets returned by aliens. Not sure you'd get a 2 hour movie out of that. The scene with the pod getting sucked into the alien craft just seems interminable. And why send a man all the way to Mars just to press a button and go back again 10 seconds later? Just send the satellite and release it remotely! You could condense this down to a 3 minute film.

  • Jim Tomlinsom
    Jim Tomlinsom 23 hours ago

    Pretty good that

  • KoyelVlogs TravellingFoodFashion

    What happened to him? Is he still human?

  • Zoltán Makra
    Zoltán Makra Day ago

    So inaccurate on so many levels...
    The expanse FTW!

  • PrismA8
    PrismA8 Day ago

    Mmmmmm look at those halo rings

  • Kampretoss s
    Kampretoss s Day ago

    Awesome he didn't hit anything..

  • Jim Vandemoter
    Jim Vandemoter Day ago

    Nice piece of work. it's so refreshing to see a positive piece instead of all the apocalyptic pieces out there. When I see all the people tearing a piece like this apart I have to think, 'if you can do better do it. Otherwise just be quiet and let the rest of us enjoy.'

  • funky little cowboy

    mr stark i don't feel so good

  • gokuluca3
    gokuluca3 Day ago

    I dont feel so good (10:10)

  • zassi12
    zassi12 Day ago


  • Truth Quest
    Truth Quest Day ago

    Very interesting

  • Glywnnis Wells
    Glywnnis Wells Day ago

    What instant acceleration to light speed he would be like a bug in a windsheild

  • Karim Sumar
    Karim Sumar Day ago

    Cool 😎 space excitement with happy ending. 15 mins of action rather than
    1.5 hours.
    Life's short enjoy condensed quantity with quality. Nice work 👍

  • andrew roden
    andrew roden Day ago

    would have been more interesting had they involved time dialation and he came back 85yrs old

  • Chroesus714
    Chroesus714 Day ago

    That was a great Short film, well made, consice, emotionally intense and a lot of fun to watch. I would like to see more of these.

  • Tshepo Nkadimeng

    07:20 That sound made me curl up into a ball

  • Kenneth Bryant
    Kenneth Bryant Day ago +1

    an excellent way to present a movie

    JESSE B Day ago

    Imagine traveling further than your own imagination, not what you could think about but what you possibly can't think about!!!

  • Ignis
    Ignis Day ago

    Reminds me of Unicron from the '80s Transformers

  • US Of Zion
    US Of Zion Day ago

    Aliens be like, you humans are rejects. Destroy your own and stay away from us. 😝😝😂


    Wow! Best movie of the year so far for me. That was awesome. Subscribed

  • gary mckechnie
    gary mckechnie Day ago

    Has Any1 else seen the new advert directed by Ridley Scott , looks better than any sci fi film I have seen in years . I thought it was a trailer for a new movie 😂

  • Frank Andrews
    Frank Andrews Day ago +1

    Deus ex machina, sci-fi style.

  • Mr.Metagross
    Mr.Metagross Day ago +1

    this is amazing you more than earned a subscription

  • Dan Kennedy
    Dan Kennedy 2 days ago

    But that ending is infact the ultimate bitchslap from the world of physics. I love it.

  • Dan Kennedy
    Dan Kennedy 2 days ago

    ODE but for that one moment when all the pieces of the puzzle fit and I launch.... and tear through the streets in a 60s car that makes a funny kinda sound really. Hard to discribe the way its nothing and then it just seems to slap you in the face.

  • Glen Stevenson
    Glen Stevenson 2 days ago

    What about the game forces on his body he'd be squaced

  • Outside In
    Outside In 2 days ago

    Very enjoyable light entertainment.

  • Peter Torbay
    Peter Torbay 2 days ago

    "Your eyes! What have they done to your eyes?!" she screams.
    Slow pullback to face-on POV of Commander.
    Commander blinks ... with golden lizard eyes and huge dark red pupils.
    "What do you mean. What's wrong with my eyes?"
    A dark shadow falls over his face from the side.
    A huge black granite monolith slowly topples, crushing all three into the neatly manicured lawn.
    [SFX] Sudden storm whips up the dust, with faint whisper in the wind of 'I'm sorry, Dave, I can't do that'.

  • Woo's Heroes
    Woo's Heroes 2 days ago


  • Michael Einstein
    Michael Einstein 2 days ago +1

    The point is :
    If he surpassed light speed how about no delay with radio communications.
    It supposed to hearing him back after long time at least after 3-4 hours time or even days
    Regards Micheal

  • Sunil Koranga
    Sunil Koranga 2 days ago

    starting song name ?

  • Gravel789
    Gravel789 2 days ago

    what kind of no man's sky bs.....

  • Lovekesh Sharma
    Lovekesh Sharma 2 days ago


  • Kyle
    Kyle 2 days ago

    Turns out Aliens are nicer than actual humans.

  • Ivanna Nukya
    Ivanna Nukya 2 days ago

    This is rediculous. Was this filmed in a college? They could find five people for mission control? He doesn't even put on his pressure helmet? So lame

  • jimmy rock
    jimmy rock 2 days ago

    interstellar short film, his wife should be 90 years old when he return back, he travelled future

  • Utsav Bhatnagar
    Utsav Bhatnagar 2 days ago

    How much did the Uber charge from space?

  • tr3ntmck
    tr3ntmck 2 days ago

    I don't think that's his entanglement works

  • A Shore
    A Shore 2 days ago

    I think there might be a slightly longer delay in talking over the radio haha

  • Leif Harmsen
    Leif Harmsen 2 days ago


  • Namith Krishna
    Namith Krishna 2 days ago

    Lannan, who's the sweat now! 😂 😂 😂

  • David Tal
    David Tal 2 days ago

    that... was Way WAY cool! finally a short that didnt end up in a feked up manner! ty!!

  • Intimidation
    Intimidation 2 days ago +1

    As soon as I saw the title I thought to myself “Does the game FTL have its own movie now?!?” I was let down almost immediately.

    Does anyone know what that is anymore? I loved that game

    • SemiMono
      SemiMono 2 days ago

      Same on all accords.

  • Joseph Jankovics
    Joseph Jankovics 2 days ago +1

    A crying astronaut??? WTF!!!!!

  • turtlemouth
    turtlemouth 2 days ago

    Must have been during another of Trump's government shutdowns since Mission Control only had five people working that day.

  • Joseph Jankovics
    Joseph Jankovics 2 days ago

    Why all the credit to government??? The whole of it is made of stupid , incapable morons!!

  • Ghanshyam Sharma
    Ghanshyam Sharma 2 days ago

    क्या यह संभव है इंसान ने जो भी सोचा है वह जरुर पुरा होता है प्रयस जारी रखे

  • Nigel Weir
    Nigel Weir 2 days ago

    Next great director ,not bad , why he never had a helmet I only ask

  • Wuan Brown
    Wuan Brown 2 days ago

    That was surprisingly very good. Big applause to the Creator's I honestly enjoyed that wish it we're a full length film maybe one day.

  • Andris Paralax
    Andris Paralax 2 days ago

    How much faster are they than the light in this one? The light distance between Earth and Mars is 4.3 minutes. Are they going double that speed!?

  • fpv typ
    fpv typ 2 days ago

    Freakin amazing. The effects the acting, editing, music. Amazing. Top Hollywood level.

  • Tim Byles
    Tim Byles 2 days ago

    Wow. Wish that was a full length feature film.

  • Tim Byles
    Tim Byles 2 days ago

    Anybody know what the music is please?

  • T A
    T A 2 days ago +3

    Can he see Trump's Wall from space?

  • T A
    T A 2 days ago +2

    Come on. We know astronauts mostly were fighter pilots. So they are used to killing strangers because a politician told them to. So please don't go too far on the sentiment.
    Disappointed that the astronaut was not looking, recording, noting what he could see, what the instruments were reading, his location etc.
    The hugging at the end was too much. She's an astronaut's wife so she probably is pretty knowledgeable and curious about this stuff. Why didn't she record it on her phone, or ask him about it?
    Can he see Trump's Wall from space?

  • Stuart Auld
    Stuart Auld 3 days ago

    The idiots watching this at? sigma3245 might disagree

  • Jack Atkins
    Jack Atkins 3 days ago

    "The Best Sci-Fi in The Galaxy"
    That was terrible. I thought the plot was beyond cliched and the scientific accuracy was even worse. What a waste of 15 minutes. OH AND THE ACTING.

  • Martin Smith
    Martin Smith 3 days ago

    A bit of a teletubbie astronaut

  • Bob Phillips
    Bob Phillips 3 days ago

    Now they need a full length film version of that. 👍

  • Saad Bin Zahoor
    Saad Bin Zahoor 3 days ago

    its like converting human into binary code .. Haha

  • Scott Ross
    Scott Ross 3 days ago

    That was a religious experience!

  • Annyai Presoski
    Annyai Presoski 3 days ago

    I think if you want to be successful at short films you need to move away from Hollywood cliche....the picture of family, the family flashback, the waiting family, the ‘initiate.....this, that or the other’, and ‘diagnostics’ etc etc .......and on No account, have a female flight commander say to her male counterpart, ‘you are clear for initial thrust.’ Speech needs to be clear too. Though I predicted the end after 4 minutes, it was a good story with good effects. Drop Hollywood though.

    • Annyai Presoski
      Annyai Presoski 2 hours ago

      Jim Patterson . I would dream of insulting you Jim. I’ll explain though. The fact of the matter is that so many films have been hammered out in the last forty years, with the same basic plot, same basic outcomes, same interactions between actors, same figures of speech....I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you....’make it so’, ‘it’s life, Jim, but not as we know it’ etc etc, that it is indeed easy to predict the outcome of many films...even more so with TV. As to your manner of approach, I’m sorry that you feel it necessary to be so abusive. I really am. It forms one of the major reasons why there is so much hate and misunderstanding in the world. I would dread to think if you had a gun in your hand what the outcome would be. Do please try to be more forgiving, and to recognise humour in different cultures than your own. Learn to get along. Life is short enough as it is.

    • Jim Patterson
      Jim Patterson 3 hours ago

      you do realize that everyone except other liars realize you are full of yourself and other fecal matter in saying that you predicted the end in 4 minutes. If it was the first time you saw it and no one had told you how it ended, and you did not write it, the reality is that you had no idea how it would end. Now you will try to insult me but you are exposed.

  • Bob Phillips
    Bob Phillips 3 days ago

    Traveling faster than the speed of light? So he would travel back in time than? Travelling near the speed of light means that his son might be his age or older by the time he returns, like Interstellar.

  • Tammy MacDonald
    Tammy MacDonald 3 days ago

    That was great!!!! Would love to see it as a weekly feature or major motion picture!!!

  • rats in london
    rats in london 3 days ago

    If this hapens nowadays he wil be fired because dont report at the company immediatly

  • Gvrlv
    Gvrlv 3 days ago

    best sci-fi, what about rick and morty?

  • needmoreramsay
    needmoreramsay 3 days ago

    Aww, one of the best fictional stories I've seen in awhile. Space travel, aliens and a loving marriage. It has everything !

  • Andrew Paige
    Andrew Paige 3 days ago

    Loved it

  • Richard OBrien
    Richard OBrien 3 days ago +1

    Some of the worst acting I’ve ever encountered!

  • tonz lang
    tonz lang 3 days ago

    then they will have sex and she gets pregnant with an alien sperm.

  • Patrick Palmer
    Patrick Palmer 3 days ago

    That was great

  • Liberty Cap
    Liberty Cap 3 days ago

    Be better if they had Russian accents 😘

  • Aaron Proctor
    Aaron Proctor 3 days ago

    So... given current events this is a much more probable first flight for Zaphram Cochran

  • Sean Riddolls
    Sean Riddolls 3 days ago

    Does NASA only employ 3 people?

  • Phabian D kesson
    Phabian D kesson 3 days ago

    This seires compleatly please my need for love death and robots

  • WWeronko
    WWeronko 3 days ago

    For a first contact scenario with the best and brightest at the controls, Commander Kane is remarkably wimpy. I would have hoped better from our astronaut corps.

  • testbooster
    testbooster 3 days ago

    Whom ever did this.....Cheers and good job.

  • Laura Radigan
    Laura Radigan 3 days ago

    Breath taking visuals. Will this ever become a series?

  • Peter Houle
    Peter Houle 3 days ago

    for us watching him travel to Mars at light speed, 3 minutes would pass. for him, travelling at light speed, the journey would be instantaneous.