Last year, we wrote about an excellent science fiction short film called Skywatch, which is one of the best short films I’ve seen in years. Evidently the bigwigs over at Peacock, NBCUniversal’s new streaming service, also saw something they liked in it, because now they’re developing a Skywatch TV show inspired by the short. Check out the original, Amblin-inspired short film again and learn the details below. Read More »
It’s very rare that we cover short films on /Film these days, but when one as impressive as Skywatch comes along, we’re happy to make an exception. The sci-fi thriller short is the brainchild of independent filmmaker Colin Levy, who left his job at Pixar Animation Studios to finish his short about two teen hackers who poke their noses where they shouldn’t, hoping to chase his dream of expanding the concept into a feature-length movie.
His Kickstarter-funded short film debuted online today, and it’s one of the best shorts I’ve seen in years. Check it out below, and read on for our interview with Levy about crafting its stunning visual effects, locking down an A-list actor for a cameo, and more. Read More »