Hopefully you've got 10 minutes to spare today, and if you don't, you should really make an effort to find them. That's all it will take to watch Dr. Easy, a remarkable sci-fi short film that packs an impressive amount of awe and awwww into its short run time.
Based on the novel The Red Men by Matthew DeAbaitua, Dr. Easy tells the story of a robotic medical technician who is sent into a crisis situation to give care to a suicidal madman before he does something rash. It's a beautifully conceived snapshot of the future that'll have you projecting emotions onto a supposedly emotionless robot.
The film was written and directed by Jason Groves, Richard Kenworthy and Christopher Harding, a trio of names we hope to see attached to some feature film projects in the not-too-distant future. If they can pull off this level of connection in a short film, we'd love to see what they do next.
Until then, you can live a bit more in the world of Dr. Easy at its fictitious manufacturer's website, Monad Life Science, which is a very cool and clever continuation of the short film's world (check out their Wired cover and its sweet tribute to another sci-fi classic). You can even check out "early archive footage of Dr. Easy" here using the password "cantor." We can't even remember the last time a short film went to such lengths to build a fan base, but we're totally into what the people at Shynola Films are doing and we hope they keep it up. Follow the company on Twitter for more goodies.
Thanks to FirstShowing.net for the find.