Science fiction short SEED is a beautiful anomaly

Ambiguity is the key in this one. SEED is a science fiction short directed by Tyson Wade Johnston. It’s cryptic in it’s delivery, but leaves plenty of room for more…”answers” that is. In the same vein as such films like Solaris and Moon this one revels in it’s isolation. Pitting man against nature on a desolate landscape is a common theme for science fiction, but if done right will lend itself to fresh reinterpretation every time.

Set in the year 2071, where technology has brought mankind to the brink of colonization on a planet named Gaia, one astronaut takes on an isolated mission and discovers unearthly horrors that could bring an end to human life on this planet.

The cinematography blends beautifully with the CGI and as much as the urge might’ve been there to place our protagonist in some Halo style space suit, cooler heads prevailed. The clothing seemed very much in the realm of what could actually be feasible if we discovered a distant planet with an atmosphere slightly like ours. One other thing, I love tales of temporal displacement/anomalies, it was one of the reasons I am a Star Trek Next Gen fan. I mean every other episode was about some sort of wormhole. Seed toys with those ideas and it’s creepy and well executed. Would I like to see more…most definitely! I especially would like to know, Spoiler alert: what the hell was watching our guy with eyes like a spider. Folks, whether this is an attempt to get into Hollywood or this director actually wants to keep this grassroots, SEED is pure science fiction. If Alfred Hitchcock and Steven Soderberg where to somehow create a science fiction film SEED would be it. There’s my endorsement.

SEED (2012) Short Film from Tyson Wade Johnston on Vimeo.

Published by Jeffrey Lamar

I’m an actor,musician and writer who's blended his love for all three into this blog.

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