Shynola is back, this time writing and directing a thought-provoking short film, “Dr. Easy.” With vfx by Jellyfish, the short follows a medical robot into the heart of a tense standoff between police and a psychologically unstable man.
If the ending feels abrupt, that may be because the film is “a prologue for a planned feature adaptation of ‘The Red Men,'” according to Shynola’s Vimeo page. The cry of “murderer” from an off-camera voice at the end of the film definitely suggests a longer plot that puts the robotic protagonist at the center of an ethical quandary.
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Read more about Jellyfish’s work on “Dr. Easy” and “Jonah” (also posted on Motionographer) on the Film4 blog.