Ickerman/Brut/Sandberg Sci-Fi Fantasy Musical Shortfilm Team Up, BLOOD MACHINES, Gets A Trailer!
What I love most about sci-fi in the new millenium is that today’s crop of filmmakers still tend to express their creativity with an affinity for 80s lore. Make no mistake though – not all creatives can get away with it as many have tried and aren’t quite able to touch onto such a throwback and authentic vision.
Pennamed French film duo Seth Ickerman, otherwise known ad Raphael Hernandez and Savitri Joly-Gonfard have accomplished something fiercely amazing with their work, specifically a few years ago in teaming up with synthwave phenomenon Carpenter Brut for the music video, Turbo Killer. Ickerman later followed up with an intriguing, eponymous sci-fi film concept in a trailer of its own visibly harkening back to yesteryear sci-fi of the 70’s and 80’s, invoking glossy and slick designs and texture to its overall richness and high-energy flair much like Turbo Killer.
Nowadays, they’ve rejoined with Brut once more for another visually astounding treat in the form of Blood Machines, a follow-up to Turbo Killer announced back in December of 2016. David Sandberg, the mad genius behind the superb crowdfunding and successful feature film adaptation of the explosive and neon-lit Nazi-ass kicking time travel sci-fi short, Kung Fury, is pairing up with Seth Ickerman and Brut as executive producer for Blood Machines which is reportedly still in post with well over 400 VFX shot still needed (Hat tip to Todd Brown at ScreenAnarchy for covering this as closely as he has).
Blood Machines is a visually spectacular science-fiction short movie/music video with the music of French electro artist Carpenter Brut. Inspired by the 80’s, Synthwave and classical SciFy movies.
It is an originally and visually ambitious Science Fiction short movie written and directed by Seth Ickerman, a collective composed of Raphaël Hernandez and Savitry Joly Gonfard. With the support of Carpenter Brut, the short film is a sequel to the clip Turbo Killer and makes you get a deeper step in this universe.
Two space hunters are tracking down a machine trying to free itself. After taking it down, they witness a mystical phenomenon: the ghost of a young woman pulls itself out of the machine, as if the spaceship had a soul. Trying to understand the nature of this entity, they start chasing the woman through space…
Watch the trailer atop this article, and feel free to catch up with Turbo Killers just beneath. It’s a few years old but it’s still as fresh, sexy and thrilling as one could hope for.
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