Sci-Fi Short Film "Dreadspace" presented by DUST

  • Published on Dec 13, 2018
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    "Dreadspace" by Augustus Meleo
    A grandfather who lives across the country from his family tries to connect with his grandson inside virtual reality.
    A grandfather living across the country from his family begrudgingly agrees to use virtual reality in an attempt to connect with his neglected grandson. To the grandfather's surprise, these two family members from entirely different generations must connect inside of a violent video game. And together - while fighting for their survival in the game - they each have to help the other overcome a loneliness in their real lives.
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Comments • 707

  • 100pie 0eater
    100pie 0eater Hour ago

    Wow what an awkward vid

  • ram Samy
    ram Samy 6 hours ago

  • Star far
    Star far 21 hour ago


  • Obey The True King! 🙏💯✌

    Awesome! 👍👍😎

  • Irishman under Your Bed

    That escalated quickly

  • Joseph Clark
    Joseph Clark 4 days ago +1

    This was HILARIOUS and sweet. Spot-on live-action parody of MMORPG environments and avatar/human mashups. Captures the silliness as well as the surprising connections. Reminds me of hanging out in SL with my kids who were 1000 miles away. At least that's who they said they were. Anyway.... Literally LOL'ed multiple times. Great work!

  • trey kearns
    trey kearns 4 days ago

    Two things.. first, that kid is a spoiled little shit. I'd backhand the fuck out of him for not appreciating his grandfather, his harsh vindictive hateful words towards his grandfather honestly made me upset just because Id do anything to have my grandpa back and be able to play a game with me like that and also just for being a little shit.. second thing, so what's with that game is that supposed to be like actors that play out the game? because they showed actual people setting up the damn thing before they played.. I mean how the fuck would that work what if these kids are going to do a goddamn 48-hour marathon, you know?

    DARKHITEKT 5 days ago

    Maybe I'm getting old, but kid should be playing Mario Kart or something. Yep, I'm getting old.

  • Mateusz Sak
    Mateusz Sak 6 days ago +1

    I cried, I'm from a divorced family, I myself running in games from real life (now)

  • Dan Marine
    Dan Marine 7 days ago

    Well hopefully you young kids got a hint from this? Spend more time with your family, instead of being an avatar!

  • Raziel Uchiha
    Raziel Uchiha 7 days ago +1

    Black Mirror stole it. Nice short mate... another good one !

  • Cade Redfield
    Cade Redfield 9 days ago

    is it something in our Genes that kids look at games like this, because our grandparents were forced into real life environments like this

  • Cade Redfield
    Cade Redfield 9 days ago +1

    Both my granddad's were in the military in the ww2 era,,, I play ghost recon wildlands on ps4,,, I don't think I could see my granddad's enjoying that kind of game

  • Markial Gardner
    Markial Gardner 10 days ago

    Gdaddy is a rider

  • David
    David 10 days ago +2

    At last! A happy ending 😌😌😌loved it :D

  • Dr.Mayur Sankhe
    Dr.Mayur Sankhe 10 days ago

    Far better than Watching "Dirty Grandpa"

  • Chris Lesapo
    Chris Lesapo 10 days ago

    Unexpected awesome moments, a solid story between Grandpa and Grandson. It’s dug.

  • Michelle Graves
    Michelle Graves 13 days ago

    What in the world are we allowing these kids to play

  • dare kovačič
    dare kovačič 13 days ago

    Since when is killing funny. .what's wrong with you children. .

  • I Is Eli
    I Is Eli 15 days ago +1

    That game is really violent and could give people seizures. I thought the grandpa was gonna have one in that hallway or die from when he stood up.

  • Graveheart
    Graveheart 16 days ago

    Wow. Those graphics are truly incredible.

  • Prince Charming
    Prince Charming 17 days ago

    I thought this was gonna end up like striking vipers black mirror episode.... i was scared as fuck

  • Learn something for Eternity

    I think it will be a classic with The Secret Garden and Pinocchio. Pinocchio was created as a wooden puppet but he dreams of becoming a real boy. The book starts out “Centuries ago there lived-- "A king!"” I think about The King God who made man as an object of His love and His love is way beyond our desire to be loved, we must learn to adjust. C.S. Lewis talks about “If the immutable heart can be grieved by the puppets of its own making...” If He “chooses to need us, it is because we need to be needed”. The Problem of Pain. George MacDonald is the father of fantastic. We are in a VR, nothing is solid, it is just atoms moving. Use the light to see the real Grandfather.

  • Louis Greenland
    Louis Greenland 19 days ago

    This is like something the Corridor Crew would make! I like it!

  • RUDRA Singh
    RUDRA Singh 23 days ago

    Emotions starts at 14:00 omg giving health batch

  • RUDRA Singh
    RUDRA Singh 23 days ago

    1:30 I liked the way boy want there attention

  • Sockpoppet
    Sockpoppet 24 days ago

    Those graphics are probably 15+ years away.

  • Bob Spencer
    Bob Spencer 24 days ago

    That was Great thanks for sharing. Make more like it!!

  • mattmacd2009
    mattmacd2009 24 days ago

    Heart strings nicely tugged at the end........very sneaky.

  • Naj Kraemer
    Naj Kraemer 25 days ago

    Just watched the blackmirror episode where the 2 dudes turn out to be gay while playing VR.... luckily this short film didnt go the same way XD

  • Daniel McCoy
    Daniel McCoy 26 days ago

    Glad it didn't go black mirror here.

  • Shaun Gould
    Shaun Gould 26 days ago +1

    That was actually pretty touching
    And no cliched writing like Grandpa saves the day or Grandpa dies.

  • Baby Driver
    Baby Driver 27 days ago

    I liked it. At 66, I can only do 15 or 20 minutes or so before a major break.

  • RobMacKendrick
    RobMacKendrick 27 days ago

    What a neat concept. VR is the great equaliser. Want to see what happens next!

  • Bart Fart
    Bart Fart 28 days ago

    I was worried when the teen boy made his grandpa a hot chick. Glad this did not have a "Black Mirror" style ending.

  • kelli blue
    kelli blue 29 days ago +1

    this is precisely WHY kids can't distinguish between real and fake, and have no feeling for killing or death of other human beings. Sorry not sorry. Not the way to bond with your grandkids. SMH.

  • TheSovietFlag&AnthemGuy 234

    9:00 you said this was the future

  • Tik Tok CopyRight Associate

    When a family of bots play

  • s 8
    s 8 Month ago

    Just like the mom in the movie says, a parent(s) who doesn't really take care of their child, and doesn't realize their loneliness but instead blames it to another kid...

  • IbyGTR
    IbyGTR Month ago +4

    Watching this after seeing Black Mirrors "Striking Vipers" gave me bad vibes when I noticed grandpa had a female avatar 😩

  • Dwight Miller
    Dwight Miller Month ago

    absolutely brilliant, great job


    I've decided to play this channel's videos in the office. Everyone loves it.

  • Athuxolo Ntenteni
    Athuxolo Ntenteni Month ago +3

    "It is the business of the future to be dangerous..." Always love that line

  • Hello. Sweetheart
    Hello. Sweetheart Month ago +3

    Absolutely necessary! I need More more more!!!!! Love this so much❤️

  • transporter78213
    transporter78213 Month ago

    Ha! Most folks watching this seem to forget that grampa is an actor playing a role. Short story well done.

  • Jim Scobie
    Jim Scobie Month ago

    Good one!

  • vikas Chaudhary
    vikas Chaudhary Month ago


  • LKK Gaming
    LKK Gaming Month ago

    I almost cried at the end. So beautiful! Thanks DUST!

  • Urdnot Wrex
    Urdnot Wrex Month ago

    Would have been cool if the old man was a total badass, from previous war experiences.

  • Anthony Robinson III

    This reminds me of when my grandpa played Halo with me.

  • jasmine Rodriguez
    jasmine Rodriguez Month ago

    Wow this was amazing 🥰

  • Patriciu Popescu
    Patriciu Popescu Month ago +1

    How can I get this game? It’s awesome

  • Alex Ritter
    Alex Ritter Month ago

    The kid is so starved for attention he pretends to hurt himself, the grandpa is so starved for attention he actually hurts himself.

  • Shawn Reynolds
    Shawn Reynolds Month ago +1

    Dreadspace 2, even Dreader

  • Jason Fryer
    Jason Fryer Month ago

    That was messed up!!!
    Talk about getting you to think out of the box...DUST RULES !

  • Krush3mall
    Krush3mall Month ago +1

    I enjoyed that😁

  • Peter Parker
    Peter Parker Month ago +1

    one of the things im most excited about having kids is gaming with them

  • Amanda Tyler
    Amanda Tyler Month ago

    I liked it, but this kid was kind of a brat though....and I was afraid gramps was going to die of a heart attack. I’m glad he didn’t though!

  • Nikki Be
    Nikki Be Month ago

    Awww this one made me tear up at the end.

  • Joey J
    Joey J Month ago

    got me

  • Roberto
    Roberto Month ago


  • Ramiro Diaz Bayro
    Ramiro Diaz Bayro Month ago

    una cagada

  • Rahaman Michael
    Rahaman Michael Month ago

    3:17 Woah that's illeagal

  • Tyrone Taylor
    Tyrone Taylor 2 months ago +2

    Wow, great short film. Very touching. And disturbing, really, a whole new form of child neglect. Grandpa was wonderful.
    Great acting too. Keep 'em coming, DUST.

  • pontram
    pontram 2 months ago

    At 4:22, big face "bring me their bones" seems now to be in "Agents of shield", season 6.

  • Jaden Zavala
    Jaden Zavala 2 months ago

    Rotten kid if I had him as a grandpa I would love him to deth

  • Elisa
    Elisa 2 months ago


  • OtakuMan hakdre55
    OtakuMan hakdre55 2 months ago

    Reminds me of kids playing call of duty 😂. Other than that it was a nice story.

  • Sam Thug life
    Sam Thug life 2 months ago

    Nice game story wooowwww

  • DesiredNameWasTaken
    DesiredNameWasTaken 2 months ago

    Turn subtitles on at 6:13

  • Lunar Melody 8D
    Lunar Melody 8D 2 months ago

    Y E S

  • Lily Rojas
    Lily Rojas 2 months ago

    I've been watching this for days! and still love it so much.. The best short film ever!

  • Mistress Ella
    Mistress Ella 2 months ago +1

    The effects and effort y'all put in to this was amazing. OMG THIS WAS SO AWESOME!!!! I rather watch this than a long movie. I LOVED the "inside game" production! And the inside the goggle shots. You made me cry damn it at the end! Lol Well done Dust! Also, this video made me reach out to my uncle, who is old and alone. It really made his day! So thank you :)

  • the puginator
    the puginator 2 months ago +1


  • Simple Jack
    Simple Jack 2 months ago +1

    A+++++++++++++++++++++++++ Well Done!

  • doggoconsumes 349
    doggoconsumes 349 2 months ago

    I want them to make a behind the scenes of this video because I want to know if the old man was old or not because I got really scared when he got hurt

  • Monte Summa
    Monte Summa 2 months ago

    level of sound is bad

  • S C
    S C 2 months ago

    This is really great 🏆🥇❤️

  • Dallas Mullins
    Dallas Mullins 2 months ago

    I was afraid I would hate this but I liked it... :)

  • Mosaki
    Mosaki 2 months ago

    I miss being a kid

  • Pressure Designs
    Pressure Designs 2 months ago

    The sound balancing was completely off on this one. Other than that nice video.

  • Kayden Maclure
    Kayden Maclure 2 months ago

    That's so bad

  • ElijahAndBricks
    ElijahAndBricks 2 months ago

    That made me cry

  • Ghagecraft Gamer
    Ghagecraft Gamer 2 months ago

    The captions are wrong

  • Ethan Young
    Ethan Young 2 months ago

    I was afraid the ending would be really sad but it got so wholesome at the end

  • EKTA
    EKTA 2 months ago

    Very nice and new idea for a short film. Very good

  • Lozt boy
    Lozt boy 2 months ago +1

    Best episode grandpa was my dad too...

  • Peter Tremblay
    Peter Tremblay 2 months ago

    Those kind of games are really boring and mostly retards play them!

  • ItsAus
    ItsAus 2 months ago

    “Flashlight really?” Haha

  • Dave Johnson
    Dave Johnson 2 months ago

    Very nice idea

  • Akash Yadav
    Akash Yadav 2 months ago

    Finally a dusk movie with a positive ending.

  • Derf Lihan De Guzman
    Derf Lihan De Guzman 2 months ago +9

    dear random stranger,
    there are spoilers below me, please take caution when scrolling

  • Wilson Ooi
    Wilson Ooi 2 months ago

    lel nubs. git gud

  • Mystery box
    Mystery box 2 months ago

    awh that ending was so sweet

  • LilsleepyEthan
    LilsleepyEthan 2 months ago

    I almost cried on the last part

  • Ian Hayden
    Ian Hayden 2 months ago +2

    This, this one got me, this one got me right in the feels

  • alan roig
    alan roig 2 months ago

    I am speechless. What a masterpiece! What a sad vision of what the family relationships can become if we don't teach our children to cherish the direct contact with our loved ones.

  • Kai Hanstein
    Kai Hanstein 2 months ago +1

    I thought there would be a last scene where both of them kick ass big time (spring break), hehe.

  • Danny Devine
    Danny Devine 2 months ago


  • Tsogo Dash
    Tsogo Dash 2 months ago

    Really really liked this one! The "avatar" actors are really good, overall the visuals just nailed it! Love the film, I enjoyed it, thank you!