Sci-Fi Short Film "Stevie's Aliens" presented by DUST

  • Опубликовано: 3 янв 2019
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    "Stevie's Aliens" by Austin S. Harris
    A skeptical high school student is thrown into a night of adventure after he sees a UFO.
    Greg, a high school student and aspiring writer, finds out that he has been rejected from his top choice writing school. His confident and science-oriented girlfriend, Julia, encourages him to get his mind off of the bad news by accompanying her to a concert that night and Greg, now a dejected mess, agrees.
    Greg goes home and begins to look through a box of his stories, going back to his childhood, that he keeps under his bed. Just as he’s beginning to enjoy reminiscing he gives himself a paper cut, which prompts him to throw the entire box of stories away.
    On his way to the concert, Greg has an unexplainable encounter with a bright light that seems to be a UFO. He meets Stevie, another high school student who seems to know more about the light, and the two discover that Greg’s paper cut has vanished. Stevie brings Greg back to his house, and perform a deep-thinking ritual that Stevie has pioneered to summon the light. Meanwhile, Julia, who has gone to Greg’s house to look for him, returns home and begins reading a book about UFOs in response to a strange text Greg sends her about his encounter. She leaves a voicemail for Greg saying that she doesn’t believe in UFOs.
    Greg and Stevie successfully summon the light, which makes the electronics in Stevie’s room go haywire, but because Julia was reading the book, her electronics are affected too. Seeing the connection between Greg’s text and what happened in her room, she goes to Greg’s house to investigate, where she sees Greg walking with Stevie, guided by a device Stevie is holding. She watches from behind a tree as Greg, now with a renewed sense of optimism, takes his stories out of the trash. She follows the two of them to a large hill, and confronts Greg. Greg convinces her to take a chance on something science can’t prove, and she accepts.
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Комментарии • 132

  • Pavlina Georgieva
    Pavlina Georgieva 4 дня назад

    Cliffhanger yeah love them

  • CanuckMonkey13
    CanuckMonkey13 7 дней назад

    This was so beautiful. How did you get me to care so much about all three of these characters in such a short time? My mind keeps coming back to the soundtrack as well, it feels so uplifting and fitting.
    Brilliant work, and I hope that everyone involved is getting the opportunities they deserve to do more of the same!

  • Eric Stille
    Eric Stille 9 дней назад

    I have been watching this channel a lot lately. I really needed to see something new and creative. Lord knows Hollywood is just gonna keep making crap.

  • Allen Minton
    Allen Minton 12 дней назад

    What was that box with the blue light on a rod anyway?

  • Robert Simkins
    Robert Simkins 16 дней назад

    Felt like a cheap rip-off of early Steven Spielberg: Close Encounters, ET, Poltergeist. Was hoping for more originality, and character motives for the way they interacted. "Disappointed"

  • Starfleet Academy`
    Starfleet Academy` 17 дней назад

    2 stars. Nothing good EVER comes from tying yourself up with speaker wire. And, what were they looking at?

  • bikebudha01
    bikebudha01 25 дней назад

    You know what would have been nice in a film called "Stevie's Aliens"???? Aliens....

  • MaskedHero
    MaskedHero 26 дней назад

    Am I the only one noticing the sound is out of sync?

  • technixbul
    technixbul 26 дней назад

    where was sci-fi? ... this is stupid ... the movie industry is flooded with this shit ... next time make a movie that something happend in it

  • ShaggyUltraLounge
    ShaggyUltraLounge 27 дней назад

    The story was great, but... The lack of proper ending is becoming increasingly annoying.

  • Levy Carneiro
    Levy Carneiro 27 дней назад

    "Humanity is approaching a very dangerous and very important time in its collective development. You are on the verge of emerging into a Greater Community of intelligent life. You will be encountering other races of beings who are coming to your world seeking to protect their interests and to discover what opportunities may lie ahead. They are not angels or angelic beings. They are not spiritual entities. They are beings who are coming to your world for resources, for alliances and to gain an advantage in an emerging world. They are not evil. They are not holy. In that, they are also much like you. They are simply driven by their needs, their associations, their beliefs and their collective goals.
    This is a very great time for humanity, but humanity is not prepared."
    - Excerpt from Allies of Humanity Book 1, by Marshall Vian Summers.

  • keitharoo1962
    keitharoo1962 29 дней назад where's the ending???

  • LJ A
    LJ A Месяц назад +1

    Awesome. Watch it. Nuff said.

  • Kyle Darnell
    Kyle Darnell Месяц назад +1

    Very enjoyable short!
    Everyone else has gone into all of the technical stuff and usual critiques. I will just say keep doing what you're doing and you will make some truly great films!

  • Napster2002 . aspx
    Napster2002 . aspx Месяц назад +1

    Pretty good for a student project.

  • Lukas Remis
    Lukas Remis Месяц назад +1

    Great work!

  • OregonBatman
    OregonBatman Месяц назад +1

    Good stuff...

  • space i s water
    space i s water Месяц назад

    Its incomplete darn it.

  • Dorian Bond
    Dorian Bond Месяц назад +1

    I enjoyed this short such potential.

  • Tim TheAwesome
    Tim TheAwesome Месяц назад +1

    I liked it. But you can go up that hill to meet the aliens but I can tell you it's not gonna work. They won't show up. I tried it over and over. Up on hills. On the roof. Even played Blue Oyster Cult "Take Me Away" over and over. They just won't come. But I liked this movie very much.

  • Tiwaking Tiwaking
    Tiwaking Tiwaking Месяц назад +1

    8:30 That is so cool I want to do that too

  • Jerome Smiley Johnson
    Jerome Smiley Johnson Месяц назад

    The pacing sucks on this one...could only watch the half of it.

  • Chantillian
    Chantillian Месяц назад

    Permit me one small quibble. 11:00 this traditional metronome works off of a coiled spring, not electricity or magnetism.

  • Aksh K
    Aksh K Месяц назад

    the comment section is flooded with dark-skinned HUMANS which by the way is against humanity subconsciously

  • HAMP
    HAMP Месяц назад

    What is the name of that song at 5:07

  • MalhaIIa
    MalhaIIa Месяц назад

    Bit much "i want to believe" on this channel. Really not needed. Building on a very immature concept, I toss something up in the air that you don't know what is and it is an UFO. We don't need this pushed. Extraterrestrial life is something entirely different. UFO stories build upon like this video that aliens visit earth just isn't needed as everything we need to know lie in evolution and the vastness of space. And our current knowledge of space, which is abysmal. Yet enough to nearly state it is a fact that there must be life out in space. It is just a matter of time, we don't need the subject deluded into UFO's that adhere to the dwindling intelligence of humans which again feed our wasted time. We should have colony on mars now, but we prefer to wage war on each other and all the other wondrous things human spend their lives doing. Like praying for miracles from above instead of lifting a single finger to solve problems themselves.

  • Kai Yan
    Kai Yan Месяц назад

    dialog got me really cringe. You don't response like that if it was real life situation
    acting is on amateur level

  • Reciprocal 10
    Reciprocal 10 Месяц назад

    looks like the film budget ran out towards the end there.

  • Björn Mayer
    Björn Mayer Месяц назад

    Could you please stop putting the black bars into the videos? Just upload the video in its real aspect ratio. It's awful to watch on ultrawide screens

  • flyyynt
    flyyynt Месяц назад +1

    Really good production. Talented work all around.

  • Calvin Ray
    Calvin Ray Месяц назад +1

    Great acting and well played!! A feature film would be awesome........with these actors in it!!

  • SilverShøck
    SilverShøck Месяц назад +1

    I love all your short Films!

  • Aron Aronite
    Aron Aronite Месяц назад +1

    Okay Close Encounters of the Obama kind, tell us WTF happened ?

  • Gary Hare
    Gary Hare Месяц назад

    ....... I dont think anyone knows this but ur supposed to wrap hrself in copper wire attached to a eltrical source and crystals to be able to connect with aliens or spirits

  • Einstein Casino
    Einstein Casino Месяц назад


  • Romo Lampkin
    Romo Lampkin Месяц назад +2


  • John lamar
    John lamar Месяц назад +4

    Well that was a very pleasant surprise! This was really good, not knowing what was going to happen, WOW!!!👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿The acting was spot on, and the cinematography was GREAT!!!! Love the ending to! Really, really, happy with story and all!!! 👍🏿👍🏿👍🏿👍🏿

  • Doe-Z
    Doe-Z Месяц назад

    So nobody clicks the black kid....

  • Norton Mak
    Norton Mak Месяц назад +1

    What amazing Channel!!!! THIS Channel should be more popular.

    • DUST
      DUST  Месяц назад +1

      Thanks Norton, we're getting there :)

  • aviva levi
    aviva levi Месяц назад +1

    Colective autosugestion...leading into beliaf...

  • Nightstone
    Nightstone Месяц назад +1

    Really great science fiction short with excellent actors. Awesome story line. The music score was good but needs more of that cinematic mix (more mid-bass & bass). Everything else is perfect.

  • Oomuu
    Oomuu Месяц назад

    This video is about a town who has too much chromium in their water and they all go crazy and develop schizophrenia.

  • ursaltydog
    ursaltydog Месяц назад +2

    This would actually make a great movie.. much more believable than most and with love, geekiness all wrapped up into one.. Not sure why all the downthumbs..

    • Edwin Wiles
      Edwin Wiles Месяц назад +1

      I agree that it would make a great movie, but I fear Hollywood would ruin it. They'd focus on teen angst, extend the emotional turmoil over the love interest, lose the significance of his early art work, leave the box in the recycling, and bury the SF as irrelevant; probably ending the story at the same point, but with the love interest Not going with him. Bleah!

  • Brinner Dang
    Brinner Dang Месяц назад

    5:07 Is that a pipe on her stereo? That would explain some of this story. (Space aliens smuggling in some cosmic gak)...

  • Aetheric Echoes
    Aetheric Echoes Месяц назад +1

    The only thing lacking is part 2.
    So... there's a part 2 coming, right?

  • VelourTV
    VelourTV Месяц назад


  • Susan Amber Bruce
    Susan Amber Bruce Месяц назад

    The opening shop, epic!

  • Jo Kidd
    Jo Kidd Месяц назад +1

    um yeah....okay then. entertaining but incomplete

  • mr nobody
    mr nobody Месяц назад +2

    why on the end aliens didnt appear?this was not good for me,but overall it was a nice short...

  • Madge F
    Madge F Месяц назад

    Thankyou for providing subtitles

  • Guy Jones
    Guy Jones Месяц назад +2

    What was that all about? No action, no nothing! I expect a lot more from DUST‼️

    • 1SqueakyWheel
      1SqueakyWheel Месяц назад +1

      Maybe you should go watch a Fast & Furious movie then.

  • Alex Castro
    Alex Castro Месяц назад +1

    That was awesome!
    Why can't that happen to me?

  • Kent Krueger
    Kent Krueger Месяц назад +1

    Soooo gaaaay...
    Look, I'm a Dust subscriber. The first 20 videos were awesome! Since then, it's been 80% chick flicks, gay crap, but I'll still subscribe. I love science, but I've blocked all the big time science channels because they don't know shit.

  • TheGuitarmanrh
    TheGuitarmanrh Месяц назад

    Summoning demons!!

  • That_Guy_ Grimm
    That_Guy_ Grimm Месяц назад

    Anyone else hear hints of "back to the future" in the soundtrack?

  • Edwin Wiles
    Edwin Wiles Месяц назад +8

    I was so into this... This is great... This is great... This is... Over? ... ... ... AUGHHH! WHERE'S THE REST OF IT!
    The first thing on Dust that I have absolutely loved, and it gets cut off. Don't get me wrong, I still love it, but now I'm going to be constantly trying to remember which movie I didn't get to see the end of.

    • Tukaro
      Tukaro 20 дней назад

      Yeah, this really feels unfinished. Not quality-wise, but there's just no climax. It was great and I was super curious about where the story would go... and then it doesn't.

  • Kenneth Archer
    Kenneth Archer Месяц назад +3

    Very well done. Thank You.

    • Kenneth Archer
      Kenneth Archer Месяц назад

      +Kent Krueger I rather enjoy being a crazy old fart that lives on the tiny island that is called the Garden of Eden. Everything is good. There is no anger, hate, sadness, and trouble. There are no politically correct bigots, insane liberals, and conservative terrorists making the world safe with war, violence, and anarchists to tell me how I am supposed to feel, think, live and exist.

    • Kent Krueger
      Kent Krueger Месяц назад +1

      You're easily amused...

  • Ed Bailey
    Ed Bailey Месяц назад +5

    A really nice, character-driven, piece with great production quality; the soundtrack in particular really sold key points in the plot. Although the two-year-old in me wanted some kind of payoff to wrap the whole thing up at the end, I can't say that I didn't enjoy the ride. A good one for sure!

  • David Tannen
    David Tannen Месяц назад +3

    Most of the time the acting and dialogue in these short films leaves a lot to be desired. This short film has excellent acting and good dialogue. I want to know more about these characters.

  • Renee Daniels
    Renee Daniels Месяц назад +2

    Did I miss something? Bcse all I seen was that they ended up on top of a hill. Is there are part 2?

    • 1SqueakyWheel
      1SqueakyWheel Месяц назад

      That's the point.

    • Candace Coch
      Candace Coch Месяц назад +2

      I agree? I have no idea what happened? It was great until it ended.

  • shyven
    shyven Месяц назад

    Let Netflix buy this, this is on par with their stupid non ending movies...

  • mark luttrell
    mark luttrell Месяц назад +7

    The 'shorts' from dust are the best entertainment I've ever found on the web.
    This one included. The skills and creativity demonstrated surpass many box-office films.

  • Undisclosed Anonymus
    Undisclosed Anonymus Месяц назад

    When will filmmakers realize that a legible soundtrack is as vital to a movie as the visuals?

  • Me NotU
    Me NotU Месяц назад +2

    Well another worthless movie here. People are crazy and think any lights are UFO's great. Stevie is just sharing his magic "Dust" with them. I know these are hopefuls to get picked up but put an ending in your movies please!

    GILBERT WILLIAMS Месяц назад +4

    Wow that was pretty cool and the acting was exceptional. Great short Dust.

  • Rich Kosack
    Rich Kosack Месяц назад +1

    Music by Jon Williams? Gives good theatrical feel.

    • Aaron Daniel Jacob
      Aaron Daniel Jacob Месяц назад +1

      Rich Kosack Best compliment I could ever get. Thank you!

  • Angela Noneya
    Angela Noneya Месяц назад +3

    Nice one! Let's see more like this!

  • Clever B’stard
    Clever B’stard Месяц назад +2

    🖖 fantastic short.... really enjoyed it 👍

  • BrothaAshyknees
    BrothaAshyknees Месяц назад +16

    And she loves Neo Soul... She's a keeper! #neosoul #Philadelphia

    • lilmobop
      lilmobop 27 дней назад +1

      what song is that playing by nic hanson?

    • N J Rasmussen
      N J Rasmussen Месяц назад +1

      I was just going to say there same thing!

  • mrmongo673
    mrmongo673 Месяц назад +6

    Great plot, great acting! More, please...

  • Sidney Butler
    Sidney Butler Месяц назад +20

    Loved this! Finally black people in a sci-fi movie!

    • ShaggyUltraLounge
      ShaggyUltraLounge 27 дней назад +1

      Where have you been the last 50 years?

    • WildFire Penny
      WildFire Penny Месяц назад

      With a so-called black man with a so-called black woman in a loving caring relationship I watched it for that reason along....Thank you I am sick of swirling

    • Aksh K
      Aksh K Месяц назад

      human categorize themselves, let's break whatever harmony is left - Mr. Jabba the Alien from his sweet little hut

    • Romo Lampkin
      Romo Lampkin Месяц назад +1

      Syd...4th of July, Black Panther etc. Blockbusters!

    • Renee Daniels
      Renee Daniels Месяц назад

      David Stoyanoff 😂

  • Madness by Design
    Madness by Design Месяц назад +23

    Sometimes you watch a story where nothing really happens. Most of the time, that's disappointing and boring. Somehow, I liked this one. "Garden State" was a feature length film (with Natalie Portman) where not much happened, but it had a kind of 'small story charm'. This one felt similar. Not all stories are epics, nor do they need to be. It was well shot, well acted, well written. The dubbing was a little obvious in parts, but that's tricky even for big budget productions.
    People constantly complain about Hollywood stories all being the same, yet they complain when they're given something different. This was different. If you want "Close Encounters", it's out there and we don't need another version of it. If you don't need every story to be huge, then this one is a little gift. Kudos! :)

  • Danielle Kampf
    Danielle Kampf Месяц назад +20

    What an amazing film! You can really tell how much thought went into the direction through the subtle references to the sci-fi films that have preceded it. That scene where he encounters the UFO is insane. Can't believe that was made on a student film budget! I think my biggest takeaway that really sets this film apart from a typical student filmmaker alluding at their love for Spielberg, is the representation of POC. POC are practically non exist in the sci-fi genre/genre films in general and it's so refreshing to see a young filmmaker changing this. Someone should get this guy in touch with Jordan Peele!

    • lilmobop
      lilmobop 27 дней назад

      what song is playing sounds like nic hanson?

  • Christopher Delagarza
    Christopher Delagarza Месяц назад +1

    I was hoping for something good one and a half out of five stars

  • Arnold Dalby
    Arnold Dalby Месяц назад +4

    Enjoyed the film and very believable too. Cute girlfriend or Aliens. Errr Aliens. Haha. I like how they all meet up and confront their experiences.

  • paul in oregon
    paul in oregon Месяц назад +1

    well done but BORING. missing substance. watched to end. wished i had not.

  • Junk Owl
    Junk Owl Месяц назад +2

    Nothing really happened. There's no resolution. It's not even an open ending because there's nothing to guess.

  • boowonder888
    boowonder888 Месяц назад +11

    Like an 80's syfi movie.

  • SpiderWeb
    SpiderWeb Месяц назад +1

    Common DUST, what was that?! You're better then that.....

  • cavv0667
    cavv0667 Месяц назад +15

    Now there's a great example of both "suspension of disbelief" and "Present mindedness". Interesting short. Good job Austin S. Harris!!! :)

  • Grantland Smith
    Grantland Smith Месяц назад

    ehhhh suh

  • Caesium.55 The Great.
    Caesium.55 The Great. Месяц назад +6

    I've subscribed the "dust" although I am allergic to it!!

  • Benjamin Shealey
    Benjamin Shealey Месяц назад +1

    That was alright.

  • Micaela Silva
    Micaela Silva Месяц назад +6

    very slow, badly dubbed, no story, some things make no sense, sorry dust, this is a bad one for me

  • Jeffery Duke
    Jeffery Duke Месяц назад +5

    I really enjoyed this film! The ADR was off but it's also one the HARDEST things in post-production to get right so I'm not even giving them flack for it.
    I love that Dust gives such a wide variety of filmmakers a platform!!

  • Anterior Pelvic Tilt
    Anterior Pelvic Tilt Месяц назад +4

    More please!

  • jonas eggen
    jonas eggen Месяц назад +40

    This was a great one. simple and subtle. Good acting, well shot. Now go and make that feature.

    • Erik
      Erik Месяц назад

      I think they're doing fine as it is. Science fiction has always worked really well in short story form, as demonstrated by the esteemed Ray Bradbury. These guys rock for picking up that torch. :)

  • Yesika Narvaez
    Yesika Narvaez Месяц назад

    UFO be an unexplainable experience, just enjoy it ^w^

  • Ctwo First
    Ctwo First Месяц назад


  • Fajar batari
    Fajar batari Месяц назад +8

    Perfect film

  • rohit shrestha
    rohit shrestha Месяц назад

  • Laura Meyer
    Laura Meyer Месяц назад +6

    Awesomeness... loved all these characters🥰

  • Gato Astronauta
    Gato Astronauta Месяц назад

    Siempre será fascinante la idea de la posibilidad de que no estemos solos en el universo.

  • Michael Mojica
    Michael Mojica Месяц назад +2

    Thanks dust!

  • Emily Field
    Emily Field Месяц назад +9

    Woo another film from Dust! So excited.

  • noob's chanel
    noob's chanel Месяц назад +1