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

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  • Published on Jan 3, 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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    www.austinsharris.com/
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Comments • 197

  • H ?
    H ? 4 days ago +1

    Nonoononononononononoooooooooo!!
    You CANNOT leave me hanging like this!!!!!!
    GIMMEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!
    PALEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESE!!!

  • lynn loshe
    lynn loshe 13 days ago +1

    STUNNING! The acting, storyline, the camera work! I did not want it to end, sitting on the edge of my seat! Quote, mark luttrell " surpassed many box-office films" Simply wonderful work. Peace.

  • Patty M
    Patty M 16 days ago +2

    I want to see more!! Part 2 please!?

    • lynn loshe
      lynn loshe 13 days ago +1

      Patty, How about a whole series? Great storyline etc. Something I would wait to watch every week. Peace.

  • Hanko S
    Hanko S 17 days ago

    Time 2:50 of the video, the actor sucks on his finger, you normally wash your hands and fingers!

  • Melissa Aspey
    Melissa Aspey 23 days ago +2

    This was great! Love the imagination behind this.

  • Noble Tarkan
    Noble Tarkan Month ago +1

    Really well made - good directing, cinematography, acting, writing... yada yada - professional job and can't wait to see more...

  • chosenchild2005
    chosenchild2005 Month ago +1

    What's the jazzy song where the girl is getting ready please?

  • Domundt Gregor
    Domundt Gregor Month ago

    hmmmmm ... Once again a short where once you get hooked up to the storyline it ends and leaves you dissatisfied !
    also click bait thumbnail, I saw Greg and Stevie "wired" up and expected them to be abducted and probed the evil aliens !

  • Linda Berman
    Linda Berman Month ago +4

    Beautiful cinematography and score! An exceptionally well done short. Can't wait for more from Austin Harris!

  • Cactus Wren
    Cactus Wren Month ago +1

    And the HUGE TR-3B floated silently right over their heads.... It's real. I've seen it!

  • TheConspiracy Realist

    Never see anything Sci-Fi.. no UFO's! No Aliens! No Nothing!👎🏼👎🏼🛸🛸🛸👎🏼👎🏼

  • nick butter
    nick butter Month ago

    I hate these shorts... Why? Simple... Start of a Cool Movie or Series. But do Dust make a cool movie or series??? HELL NAW... And this one is a prime example. Cool short BUT NO follow up movie or series

  • keith courson
    keith courson Month ago +1

    Very Spielbergian. I liked it.

  • Kayd0ncy
    Kayd0ncy Month ago +1

    SO GLAD THERE ARE POC BEING SHOWN IN THIS SHORT. I’m an actress myself .

  • idk fucking star wars or somfin

    this could be a great feature length

  • I AM KURGAN
    I AM KURGAN Month ago

    I see white..............aliens.

  • SV Sparklemuffin
    SV Sparklemuffin 2 months ago

    Wat! Y u do dis to me, ending?

  • Chris Carnes
    Chris Carnes 2 months ago

    And they fell asleep on the hill & woke up in old man Jenkins attic.

  • shelby6571
    shelby6571 2 months ago +1

    I love DUST, so addictive. I'm like ok, just one more then I need to feed the cat or just one more then I need to take a shower. Ok, I'll just watch one more then I need to get something to eat. Ok fine, just one more then I absolutely have to clean the house. Unfortunately I am now an anorexic, smelly hoarder who rocks back and forth with a dead cat in her lap lol......:/

    • shelby6571
      shelby6571 2 months ago

      @DUST Haha, yes for sure. I was just joking of course. The house is clean, I smell like a flower from the meadow and the cat is happy and healthy. But can you just imagine if it went the other way? It's a fine line but luckily I can stay addicted and still have a life. Keep up the good work by the way, I LOVE your videos!! :)

    • DUST
      DUST  2 months ago +1

      You've fallen into the wormhole - thankfully it will spit you out on a timeline your cat is still alive (hopefully)

  • nightvisionracing
    nightvisionracing 2 months ago +2

    simply brilliant... 5 start cinematography

  • David DeMar
    David DeMar 2 months ago +1

    Great 1st 15 mins of an amazing fiilm!
    Can't wait to see the next 2 hrs😊 btw the way the acting was of professional quality- the actors disappeared into their roles so I believed the characters were real people who had lives that existed before the action inthe plot had begun. Great writing here too. Kudos to everyone involved in this production

  • Replicant Rogue One
    Replicant Rogue One 2 months ago

    For a full length movie similar to this, watch 'Saturday Night Special.'

  • Replicant Rogue One
    Replicant Rogue One 2 months ago +1

    Has a 'Amazing Stories' from the 80's feel.

  • tramsgar
    tramsgar 2 months ago

    Meh

  • חַי
    חַי 2 months ago +4

    good acting and pretty good low key story. might actually translate to something full length well.

  • TooLegit ToQuit
    TooLegit ToQuit 2 months ago +1

    Kinda of an 8mm vibe ...

  • Wermhole
    Wermhole 2 months ago

    Good build-up, zero delivery.

  • L0
    L0 2 months ago

    No conclusive results.

  • Rob Brumfield
    Rob Brumfield 2 months ago +1

    I want to see a full length movie of this, with these same actors!

  • nickthelick
    nickthelick 2 months ago

    LoL!m The Back To The Future snippet! Exactly what I have on my phone to remind me I have a message... =o)

  • Jeremy Medford
    Jeremy Medford 2 months ago

    that was dumb.

  • htomerif
    htomerif 2 months ago +2

    Now this is a story all about how my life got flipped, turned upside down...

  • Arnie Lie
    Arnie Lie 2 months ago +1

    Follow your bliss,a path to least resistance,clear your mind,focused and it's all about LOA wrapped in sci fi movie ,I think.

  • Russ Lilly
    Russ Lilly 3 months ago +1

    Delightfully charming and original

  • Elizabeth Gaspodnetich
    Elizabeth Gaspodnetich 3 months ago +3

    I loved this!! I need to point out one mistake though. When you stand your girlfriend up for a date, she does not go home and start reading a book calm and happy!!! I don't care how wonderful she is! :) Otherwise, great film!!!!

  • Valentin Claes
    Valentin Claes 3 months ago +1

    Amazing 'shorts' DUST there 's what I call Talent !

  • G.T. G 1
    G.T. G 1 3 months ago +1

    Ok, both Dust and Omeleto are great movie channels.

  • Terry Bellowes
    Terry Bellowes 3 months ago

    I loved it so don't misunderstand this. Has anyone read "Alien Intrusion" by Gary Bates Jilia was reading? The conclusion he comes to is UFO's are real but demonic angels and not from another planet. Great movie - just thought this point may be missed by most.

  • Nathan Grange
    Nathan Grange 3 months ago

    Why am i the only one that thinks this was terrible? O_o
    The writing was subpar and the frustrating lack of continuity between locations and trying to figure out where everyone was or how )or why) they got there completely pulled me out of the story.
    And the non-resolution endings have become such an annoying cliché that all it does is piss me off - especially when you can see it coming from so far away. Pro-tip to inexperienced filmmakers: Don't do it. When you know what you're doing, then you can consider doing it.
    And then still don't.

  • NeonVisual
    NeonVisual 3 months ago +1

    I'm not sayin it's aliens, but it's aliens.

  • Lisa Godin
    Lisa Godin 3 months ago

    Glasses guy is creepy.😵

  • Matt Carrell
    Matt Carrell 3 months ago +1

    Another lovely DUST experience. Love these stories. If I got a text on my phone like he sent her, my simplest reply would be, "Because I've seen them, I too must believe"

  • Maisy Elizabeth
    Maisy Elizabeth 3 months ago +10

    Stevie's Aliens goes all out on those Spielberg vibes, especially E.T. and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. All aspects feel like Spielberg, including the look, the feel, the music, and even the story itself. And I have no doubt in my mind that they used the name Stevie to reference Steven Spielberg.

  • Eric Barasa
    Eric Barasa 3 months ago +1

    there's this thing I do where I watch these while high...

  • Reeble Snarfle
    Reeble Snarfle 3 months ago

    Even the pure in heart....can become a vampire. (Or alien)

  • An Green
    An Green 3 months ago +1

    woow thx

  • Sunny Singh
    Sunny Singh 3 months ago +1

    Best part 11:35

  • Steve Mccart
    Steve Mccart 3 months ago

    Another winner from dust. I am constantly amazed at the quality of these. Well acted and directed. I was actually moved when his girlfriend grabbed his hand and went with. Really cool.

  • katimius
    katimius 4 months ago

    Devin Mojica looks hella familiar... even though IMDB sites this and Zombieland: Double Tap as the only works he appeared in... hmm...

  • Simone Zaro
    Simone Zaro 4 months ago

    It's beautiful. Thanks.

  • Roger Sheddy.
    Roger Sheddy. 4 months ago

    She is extra pretty.

  • Jhom Reniva
    Jhom Reniva 4 months ago

    ..

  • ademite
    ademite 4 months ago +2

    The sound track made this one very enjoyable!

  • chorion
    chorion 4 months ago

    Well done. Well written, acted, casted, directed. Kudos!

  • Testsubject276
    Testsubject276 4 months ago

    It feels like a throwaway movie a company would pump out on the coattails of something better but somehow got a cult following.
    Is gud.

  • KSM 1096
    KSM 1096 4 months ago

    What’s the song called

  • wcharliewilson
    wcharliewilson 4 months ago

    Austin S. Harris must be an avid admirer of Dr. Stephen Greer; characters conjuring UFO's in like manner...

  • Pavlina Georgieva
    Pavlina Georgieva 5 months ago

    Cliffhanger yeah love them

  • CanuckMonkey13
    CanuckMonkey13 5 months ago +12

    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 5 months ago

    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 5 months ago +2

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

  • Robert Simkins
    Robert Simkins 5 months ago

    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"

    • IDC Anymore
      IDC Anymore Month ago

      It was a tribute to Speilburg, duhh! It was deliebrately referencing all his classics. I guess the subtleties were lost on you.

  • Trek Fan
    Trek Fan 5 months ago +1

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

  • bikebudha01
    bikebudha01 5 months ago

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

  • MaskedHero
    MaskedHero 5 months ago

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

  • technixbul
    technixbul 5 months ago

    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 5 months ago +5

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

  • Levy Carneiro
    Levy Carneiro 5 months ago

    "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 5 months ago

    Ok.....so where's the ending???

  • Skellig 58
    Skellig 58 6 months ago +1

    Awesome. Watch it. Nuff said.

  • Kyle Darnell
    Kyle Darnell 6 months ago +2

    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 6 months ago +6

    Pretty good for a student project.

  • Lukas Remis
    Lukas Remis 6 months ago +1

    Great work!

  • OregonBatman
    OregonBatman 6 months ago +1

    Good stuff...

  • space i s water
    space i s water 6 months ago +1

    Its incomplete darn it.

  • Dorian Bond
    Dorian Bond 6 months ago +1

    I enjoyed this short such potential.

  • Tim TheAwesome
    Tim TheAwesome 6 months ago +4

    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.

  • Jerome Smiley Johnson
    Jerome Smiley Johnson 6 months ago +1

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

  • Chantillian
    Chantillian 6 months ago

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

  • HAMP
    HAMP 6 months ago

    What is the name of that song at 5:07

  • MalhaIIa
    MalhaIIa 6 months ago

    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.
    DO NOT DEGRADE YOURSELF WITH UFO STORIES.

    • IDC Anymore
      IDC Anymore Month ago

      Someone's got a lot of time on their hands!

  • Kai Yan
    Kai Yan 6 months ago

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

    • IDC Anymore
      IDC Anymore Month ago

      Judging by your English it's safe to assume you really didn't catch all the nuance, lol!

  • Reciprocal 10
    Reciprocal 10 6 months ago

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

  • Björn Mayer
    Björn Mayer 6 months ago

    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

    • IDC Anymore
      IDC Anymore Month ago

      Wasn't quite sure where you were going with that initially...but then, oh well!

  • flyyynt
    flyyynt 6 months ago +1

    Really good production. Talented work all around.

  • Calvin Ray
    Calvin Ray 6 months ago +1

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

  • SilverShøck
    SilverShøck 6 months ago +1

    I love all your short Films!

  • Aron Aronite
    Aron Aronite 6 months ago +1

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

    • IDC Anymore
      IDC Anymore Month ago

      You must be from that other America people talk about.

  • Gary Hare
    Gary Hare 6 months ago +1

    Uhm
    ....... 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 6 months ago

    STUPID! TERRIBLE ACTORS!!🙄🙄🙄

  • Mike G
    Mike G 6 months ago +2

    Bogus

  • John lamar
    John lamar 6 months ago +11

    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 6 months ago

    So nobody clicks the black kid....

  • Norton Mak
    Norton Mak 6 months ago +1

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

    • DUST
      DUST  6 months ago +1

      Thanks Norton, we're getting there :)

  • aviva levi
    aviva levi 6 months ago +1

    Colective autosugestion...leading into beliaf...

  • Nightstone
    Nightstone 6 months ago +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 6 months ago

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

  • ursaltydog
    ursaltydog 6 months ago +3

    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 6 months ago +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 6 months ago

    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 6 months ago +3

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