Sci-Fi Short Film "White Lily" presented by DUST

  • Опубликовано: 14 июл 2018
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    "White Lily" by Tristan Ofield
    A tense spaceship captain and co-pilot set out to investigate a comet, when a technical fault cuts to the core of their relationship problem…
    Leon and Isobel are nearing the critical point of a long space journey. Leon relaxes, watching a hologram of blue skies and recalling a holiday he and Isobel had - but doesn’t remember one of the features she draws attention to, a vase with a white lily. The purpose of their expedition is to investigate a comet. Perhaps because of his fractiousness, Leon sets a flight path that Isobel considers dangerous, and the ship is damaged in the process of its exploration. Buoyed by the success of their trip, Leon and Isobel discuss what they’ll do when they return to Earth. Isobel gets a word wrong, and it becomes apparent there’s something is amiss - she is a holographic companion for Leon, based on the persona of a former lover, and is suffering from the same fault as the ship’s other systems. Isobel insists that Leon reboot her, but he is reluctant to do so since it will wipe her out.
    Their relationship is what’s keeping him together, and for Isobel it’s one that’s based on someone else’s memories. Isobel insists on the reboot, and Leon reminisces about the ‘real’ Isobel, for once addressing the hologram as if it’s her. These are their last moments together. Then the reboot is completed and the holographic companion that was Isobel asks Leon in a blank computerized voice what he wants to call her. Leon prepares for a very long and very lonely trip back to Earth.
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Комментарии • 654

  • Harald Pettesen
    Harald Pettesen 19 часов назад

    An especially good short film. I am an old SF fan (62 mod) but have never seen any spacecraft with protection over the cockpit/bridge. I have always missed it, since i mean it should be that way. Congratuations, you have understand this and done something about it.
    This has been one of the top 5 short films i have seen, and i'm impressed . What the mowies that costs 100 million do not have, you have. Thank you, i wish you a million new subscribers (i am) and a good weekend 👍 . 🧐

  • Jack Nelson
    Jack Nelson 3 дня назад

    This is where one can say, even if a bit, "movie magic", unfortunately only about 1/10 shorts across the board transcend the medium to become art.

  • armin sheibani
    armin sheibani 4 дня назад

    9:44 arabic words???

  • rob smith
    rob smith 5 дней назад

    Well ok I guess but...the purpose of doing that stunt flight through the comet was ? Made no sense, no reasoning for it, they didn't collect any info or material from it, just random fly through? Lol

  • Cynthia Ayers
    Cynthia Ayers 5 дней назад

    That's right just fly down 2 some big old chunk of ice out in space, smash your ship up a little bit, and then wonder about how you going to make it back okay next.

  • Ahmed Eissa
    Ahmed Eissa 5 дней назад

    Did anyone noticed the Arabic writing on the body of the starship?

  • Alessandro Pantaleone
    Alessandro Pantaleone 5 дней назад

    The emotion "TECHNÔlogy COMPUTATIONS QUANTUM ENTANGLEMENT the comprehensive for the future evolutionary assembly sistem configuration... Hologram configured to be a very initialization especially if you are interested in vision for a new system interpretation.......... Ecc. Interactive machines emotionally for the LÎFE commonsense thinking, artificial consciousness, intelligence and the future of the human............. MÎND

  • J. Yeowie
    J. Yeowie 6 дней назад +2

    Was waiting for him to call the new hologram Lily

  • x41ih10a
    x41ih10a 6 дней назад

    There was no white lily.

    • x41ih10a
      x41ih10a 6 дней назад

      +Richard Aiken There never was a white lily. It's the first piece of evidence indicating that her memory has started corrupting.

    • Richard Aiken
      Richard Aiken 6 дней назад

      The white lilly is just a memory. As the first companion becomes, at the end.

  • antman3251
    antman3251 7 дней назад

    To the creators of Black Mirror...thank you for inspiring sooo many filmmakers...imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

  • Jon
    Jon 8 дней назад

    He lost her all over again.

  • Gareth Hutchings
    Gareth Hutchings 8 дней назад

    Excellent. Most impressive.

  • 1manuscriptman
    1manuscriptman 10 дней назад

    Reboot Marylin Monroe. He'll get over it.

  • Cinquecento Nero
    Cinquecento Nero 10 дней назад


  • darkheart333 hotmail
    darkheart333 hotmail 10 дней назад

    Too bad hollywood can't seem to learn to be as creative as this short film. Reboots after reboots. Come up with some new for gods sake! Take a risk!

  • Tom Dan
    Tom Dan 11 дней назад

    immer wieder diese Geräusche im All.Wieso ?

  • unforgiven101inc
    unforgiven101inc 11 дней назад

    the space shit is awesome. I want a poster of it.

  • Egy Bolhácska
    Egy Bolhácska 11 дней назад

    I hate these actor, their voices/lines are like they are constantly reading up poems.
    Edit: actually, the whole short is stupid

  • Bryan C.
    Bryan C. 13 дней назад

    I really liked the "Subject verb object" at the end. Very touching way to tie it all together. Top notch.

  • Dark Buddha
    Dark Buddha 13 дней назад

    It's so sad... Isobel, play despacito!

  • jhon benavides
    jhon benavides 15 дней назад

    I A

  • Ys Gamer
    Ys Gamer 15 дней назад

    The cgi is better than a tv shows cgi and that is very disappointing

  • Matt Klein
    Matt Klein 16 дней назад

    What a Doll

    OZYMANDIAS 16 дней назад

    Why is there Arabic writing on the ship. If the futures Islam, there's no way we'll be going to space.

    • JRGB Aotearoa
      JRGB Aotearoa 11 дней назад

      Being Arab does not mean you follow Islam. Millions of Arabic speakers are not Muslim, and only about 20% of the worlds Muslims live in Arab countries.

  • LabGecko
    LabGecko 18 дней назад

    Ok, I get that the point is the interaction between the two... but what the everloving frack would be accomplished by flying through an asteroid, banging against things, and flying out? Also, gravity on asteroids is a bit more complicated.

  • Benjabola
    Benjabola 18 дней назад

    True love finds a way.

  • Maso
    Maso 19 дней назад +1

    Why the ship has an Arabic script on it? Is the movie sponsored by an Arabic country??

  • gaurav kumar
    gaurav kumar 19 дней назад

    What would you like to call me..
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! White Lily :(

    • Richard Aiken
      Richard Aiken 6 дней назад

      I was honestly expecting him to reply "Lily," but on mature consideration that would have ruined the scene.

  • forestsoceansmusic
    forestsoceansmusic 19 дней назад

    Great film, great acting. Doing Oz proud.

  • Julian Schecter
    Julian Schecter 21 день назад

    Beautiful film with great acting, engaging dialogue, and high production value! Very moving! Well done! :)

  • Xander M
    Xander M 21 день назад

    I'm depressed now, thanks Obama.

  • BadMomentum
    BadMomentum 22 дня назад

    "Subject, Verb, Object" is perhaps the most bitter sweet thing I've ever heard. I think that line may have fallen flat for a majority of the audience if not for the stellar emotional performance by the actors. Both overt in the delivery and subtle in the reception. What a great moment.

  • Joseph Abraham
    Joseph Abraham 22 дня назад

    The ship sort of looks like the Alliance Chieftan or Alliance Crusader from Elite Dangerous.

  • steve gale
    steve gale 22 дня назад

    She was sick of his whinning.

  • D
    D 22 дня назад

    That final subject verb object at the end was so poignant (“I love you” for those playing at home)

  • Craig Jarvis
    Craig Jarvis 22 дня назад

    Subject. Verb. Object. Best line in a movie yet!

  • Dvclos ___
    Dvclos ___ 23 дня назад

    I dont get it

  • Ethan Krauss
    Ethan Krauss 23 дня назад

    If you like sci-fi like ion propulsion systems, here is a very early stage one, that lifts it power supply. This one has an orders of magnitude increased power to weight ratio over any previous similar ion drive:видео.html

  • Bob Spencer
    Bob Spencer 23 дня назад


  • clitiss wood
    clitiss wood 23 дня назад

    He had to turn off auto update !! This is the cause of the slowing down because the connection is too slow !

  • JBTechCon
    JBTechCon 23 дня назад

    Excellent. This one scores strongly on two points most DUST films are a little weak on; there was no excessive exposition, and there was a satisfying conclusion that the story actually led us to. Well done!

  • Sil Marillian
    Sil Marillian 24 дня назад

    Great work

  • Louis Cypher
    Louis Cypher 24 дня назад

    Subject. Verb. Object. I first watched this like 2 months ago. I just realized that she said "I love you."

  • Andrew Vida
    Andrew Vida 24 дня назад

    Well done.

  • Random Alphabets
    Random Alphabets 24 дня назад

    Nice short film... if I have to criticize... the ship seems to have gravity (judging from the way the panel collapses and the wires movement)... I think it is a bit unrealistic to expect a small ship to have a gravity engine?

    • Richard Aiken
      Richard Aiken 6 дней назад

      Depends on how you handwave it. I'm reading a book series now where artificial gravity is a development of "magic" [weird science?] and resides in an ensorcerelled stone at the heart of each ship.

  • Razar Campbell
    Razar Campbell 24 дня назад

    Why does a spaceship have arabic writing on it? That's like a human colony on Alpha Centauri 2b, built and populated by young earth creationists.
    It's not a coherent narrative, damn it!
    But I do love that ship! I bloody well want one!!!

    • Razar Campbell
      Razar Campbell 6 дней назад

      +Richard Aiken
      Which makes the arabic writing on his craft all the more strange and out of place. Though I guess it's possible it's there because he was passing through the muslim sector; A region of space colonised by muslims so they could have a place where they aren't bothered by reality-loving atheists...

    • Richard Aiken
      Richard Aiken 6 дней назад

      +Razar Campbell Sure. I've read about that. The recruits are normally upper class folk, who regard conducting maintenance as something that's beneath them. Which is probably why the crewman here is a European; he's mostly a technician rather than a pilot (as evidenced by failing to dodge those rather large and obvious rocks). No honor or glory in this position.

    • Razar Campbell
      Razar Campbell 6 дней назад

      +Richard Aiken
      It's just that they aren't a very technology-loving people, as a whole. Western militaries that train them have to bear this in mind...

    • Richard Aiken
      Richard Aiken 6 дней назад

      Why not? Some of the wealthiest people on Earth are Arabs. One of them could have created their own space force.

  • Deorman Robey
    Deorman Robey 25 дней назад +1

    Shocking! A sci-fi short that didn't nearly blow my speakers with ominous music when turned high enough to hear the dialog. 👍

  • Boodew 55 55
    Boodew 55 55 25 дней назад

    The vanity license plate on the back of the ship well done.

  • S. Marcus
    S. Marcus 25 дней назад

    Is it possible in the future to shtupp a hologram?

    • Richard Aiken
      Richard Aiken 6 дней назад

      It's "solid light" and he was holding her hand, so I would say the answer is "Yes."

  • David Atkinson
    David Atkinson 25 дней назад

    That was pretty cool!

  • asdfasdfasdf
    asdfasdfasdf 25 дней назад

    Why was the planet moving at a constant speed in its orbit around its star in the projection?

  • InfiniteWisdom
    InfiniteWisdom 26 дней назад

    "I LOVE YOU"

  • Sir Leviatan Doom
    Sir Leviatan Doom 26 дней назад

    OMG, sad... thank you.

  • PoleyPine
    PoleyPine 26 дней назад

    Should've made a system image....

  • lee tyson
    lee tyson 26 дней назад

    What a load of rubbish!

  • GreyBeardNH Arg
    GreyBeardNH Arg 26 дней назад

    Well done.

  • Brian Ellsworth
    Brian Ellsworth 26 дней назад

    I'm not going to argue the ghost or spirit concept of intelligence. I will say that this is much deeper than A.I., digital memory brain cells. The video presents a dilemma when dealing with Alzheimer's disease and brain injuries. What makes us who we are and where does the person go when all memory is lost? Complete amnesia is rare but imagines coming out of a coma after years with no recollection of who you were. The heartbreak is for the caretakers and those who knew you.

  • Norman Gomez
    Norman Gomez 26 дней назад

    Isabel is going to be an old woman by the time he gets back to Earth. How sad...

  • Erenay Akkin
    Erenay Akkin 26 дней назад

    Sizi seviyorum gerçekten çok güzel yapiyosunuz

  • Focus Flare
    Focus Flare 26 дней назад

    AI with the most desirable lips. Wow!

  • Abhijith Rajan
    Abhijith Rajan 28 дней назад

    There is no sound in space right?

    • Richard Aiken
      Richard Aiken 6 дней назад

      There is the temporary outgassed atmosphere of the comet when the "whooshing" takes place.

  • Scratchin' Prophet Art
    Scratchin' Prophet Art 28 дней назад +1

    Am i the only one who thinks the hologram was sabotaging the ship because she loved him and didn't want to part.

  • spikedart
    spikedart 29 дней назад

    Good to see they are drying their clothes properly. But oh no! The hanging wires (like my '63 Chevy).

  • covenboy
    covenboy 29 дней назад

    i have the volume all the way up and its still hard to hear

  • Stephen Torres
    Stephen Torres 29 дней назад +1

    Most appropriate title would have been "Reboot"

  • xadam2dudex
    xadam2dudex 29 дней назад

    That was bad flying .. I think she is a hologram

  • paul elliott
    paul elliott 29 дней назад

    Very cool and interesting

  • Steve Treloar
    Steve Treloar 29 дней назад

    WTF? The hologram needs a good lie down with a pillow and a reboot?

  • ElTurbinado
    ElTurbinado Месяц назад

    I enjoyed this; although I had a hard time following it. It wasn't really apparent that her behavior was a result of the collision until I read the comments, and I couldn't understand the sudden transition to the yacht scene.

  • Scott Laux
    Scott Laux Месяц назад +1

    Amazing. How can a short have higher quality special effects, acting, plot and dialogue than 90% of feature length films? Well done.

  • Julio Wataru Kuroda
    Julio Wataru Kuroda Месяц назад +1

    Please linguage Português BRAZIL dubbled or subtítle.
    São Paulo, SP - Brazil.

  • Ian Johnson
    Ian Johnson Месяц назад

    I love you DUST!!

  • artigianale
    artigianale Месяц назад

    They have solid holograms and he goes around switching fuses? :-)

    • Richard Aiken
      Richard Aiken 6 дней назад

      Sure. You want reliability for the important stuff, so you go with time-proven methods and save the unreliable fancy stuff for the frills.

  • Mohammed Youssef
    Mohammed Youssef Месяц назад

    The spaceship is labeled in Arabic "United Arab States" "اتحاد الولايات العربيه" ,but , passenger and his hologram still speak English lol. 2:18 That's why the lingual system is not stable.

    • Mohammed Youssef
      Mohammed Youssef 6 дней назад

      +Richard Aiken it is true that Arabic slangs and accents are different, but the standard Arabic is only one with will known grammars and 28 letters system. Without being fanatic, but 0 "zero or صفر" and 1 are pure Arabic digits "The sole of computerized machines and mechatronics". with great regards to English "The dominant language of current era.... in future nobody knows......."

    • Richard Aiken
      Richard Aiken 6 дней назад

      They likely hired someone European for this long, boring and insanity-inducing mission. On the other hand, maybe he's a prisoner; why spend money to keep him rotting in a jail cell, when you can send him out to do something useful? Besides, given that there are some 30 varieties of Arabic alone (not counting languages spoken by non-Arab minorities in the probable member states), English as the language for technical use makes sense.

  • msnpassjan2004
    msnpassjan2004 Месяц назад

    Hate when Dust films have a sad ending....

  • modolief
    modolief Месяц назад

    Mmmmm ... so melancholy.

  • bobby mariani
    bobby mariani Месяц назад

    Good soundtrack to compliment the special effects which puts focus on the story! Well done! 8/10

  • warprat
    warprat Месяц назад

    Am I correct in thinking that he purposely caused her to malfunction? So he could cause a reboot... Did she know what he had done, or suspect, and loved him anyway? Whoa! Tragic love story...

  • Kurt Fitzner
    Kurt Fitzner Месяц назад

    Why did they travel years with an apparent absence of 20 years to investigate an ordinary comet? Why did the spacecraft have wings? Why did it fly like it was an atmospheric aircraft? Why can someone put so much time and effort into making it and mismake such basic information? Two seconds thought could have fixed such glaring errors. A far more plausible phenomena to investigate, a ship design that included artificial gravity, and manoeuvering that made sense. It would have been just as easy to make, and would have made the film less jarring. I can't hear the story over the noise of the nonsense.

  • TomYale
    TomYale Месяц назад

    In the subtitles: "Erring...", not "Airing on the side of caution...."

  • david gama
    david gama Месяц назад

    Pq nao tem legenda em portuga?

  • Pak De
    Pak De Месяц назад

    well done in every aspect...nice twist

  • Eliezer DanielSantoso
    Eliezer DanielSantoso Месяц назад

    when google alexa corrupts..

  • john welch
    john welch Месяц назад

    NASA has proved that having a single man craft in space causes too many problems in the mental and physical health department. That's why they never sent only 1 man to the moon. They sent a team. And that's why they will never leave 1 man alone on the space station. I never understood why Hollywood and si-fi authors create stories about 1 man or woman alone in space. I can never suspend my disbelief with stories like this. Although this story has amazing visuals.

  • Mordalo
    Mordalo Месяц назад

    Excellent, I liked it!!

  • C Breeden
    C Breeden Месяц назад

    Very cool.

  • Derrick Stableford
    Derrick Stableford Месяц назад

    A great looking Chris Foss stylized ship.

  • Jim Whitehead
    Jim Whitehead Месяц назад

    Sorry but the ending sucked. I was expecting more insight than "Back up your data." Maybe I was expecting that the so-called comet was an alien spacecraft that was re-writing her code? It could be the start of a cool horror movie...

  • Le fyziks guise
    Le fyziks guise Месяц назад

    This one was shit.

  • donald green
    donald green Месяц назад

    Great movie, incredible graphics, good acting... your typical 'great' DUST short film...

  • Sioux Cain
    Sioux Cain Месяц назад

    What Fassbinder is it?
    The one-armed man walks into a flower shop and says:
    What flower expresses days go by
    And they just keep going by endlessly
    Pulling you into the future.
    Days go by
    Endlessly pulling you into the future.
    And the florist says:
    White Lily. ~~~Laurie Anderson - White Lily

  • Martin Coté
    Martin Coté Месяц назад

    You'd think they wouldn't make them look so homely, there's no accounting for taste I guess...

  • C Morris
    C Morris Месяц назад

    So I get it now. Dust makes crap shorts.

  • Alexander Wright
    Alexander Wright Месяц назад


  • Daniel Appleton
    Daniel Appleton Месяц назад

    The one problem that never cropped up in the " Andromeda " series, if IIRC.

  • Craig Corson
    Craig Corson Месяц назад

    Stupid in nine different ways. Insipid.

  • Scott Kelly
    Scott Kelly Месяц назад

    Special affects were high quality....I liked that ship too!

  • Ima Pseudonym
    Ima Pseudonym Месяц назад

    Like every other film by Dust, this one has nice visuals, but a non existent story.
    Didn't anyone learn anything from Star Wars episodes 1,2 and 3? Graphics do NOT make a good film, story does!

  • RED redstar
    RED redstar Месяц назад

    That one just.. sad.. the feeling of loneliness being tackled by an AI who suddenly becomes sentient before a reboot.

  • paul kemp
    paul kemp Месяц назад

    6.13 was the best part !!