BLACKOUT - Science Fiction Kurzfilm

  • Published on Jun 23, 2014
  • Wie abhängig werden wir in der Zukunft sein? Von Technik, Werbung, Internet? Was, wenn das alles auf einen Schlag ausfällt?
    English subtitles by Christopher Thompson.
    Achim Büchner
    Miriam Rixen
    Ben Steinhoff
    Susann Pätzold
    Melina Gammersbach
    Martin Bross
    Frank Maier
    Demet Fey
    Philipp Wiegand
    Buch und Regie: Lars Walther

    Dies war mein bisher aufwändigstes Projekt der Postproduktion, unter Zeitdruck mussten in vier Tagen fünfzig VFX Shots produziert und eine aufwändige Soundkulisse in nur drei erstellt werden.
    Dies ist unser Beitrag zum Intervideo Nachwuchspreis 2014.
    Ich hoffe, es gefällt Euch. Making Of kommt bald!
  • Film & AnimationFilm & Animation

Comments • 303

  • forestsoceansmusic
    forestsoceansmusic 3 days ago

    Weak acting but brilliant plot and outros at the end. You can see all this coming nicht wahr? Too much TECHNOLOGY.

  • Mountianman
    Mountianman 13 days ago

    Powerful message and warning about the future... we are already too "connected". Great film!

    I AM KURGAN 28 days ago

    Superb poonie. At first glance, the holoprojection appeared to be coming from her hooha.

  • Peter Durrant
    Peter Durrant Month ago

    one sexy bikini lady food film could all come true

  • Rudolf S
    Rudolf S Month ago +1

    Großartig! Vielleicht kann dieser Film helfen, die Träumer ein wenig munterer zu machen, d.h. falls sich noch genug solche finden, für die sich der Aufwand der Überzeugungsarbeit dafürsteht, nach Start von G5 (Spusu in Ösilandien, andere Betreiber anderswao).

  • Lady pilliwick
    Lady pilliwick Month ago +2

    Wish it was in English. Didn't realize they had organ transplants till read in comments.
    It's not the technology.'s an EMP that knocks out electricity. ...
    The Amish will not even know it hit.... lol

  • ZekwaldIX
    ZekwaldIX Month ago

    allways online subscription based organ transplants

    took inspiration from the gaming industry I see

  • Sally Ride
    Sally Ride Month ago

    Welcome to the future.

  • RC-Walker
    RC-Walker Month ago

    That is exactly how things went. Anyone gets more and more slaves to Technology, cuz its so nice and easy horray ... i Rather dead than SO !
    So wird es kommen hurra Technologie ist ja alles so toll und einfach, bis einer den Stecker zieht, ende gelände. Man braucht doch nur mal über die straße zu gehen. Kinder stehen NEBENEINANDER an der Bushaltestelle und "Texten" stat miteinander zu reden WTF ? Ich lass mein Hany grundsätzlich in der tasche weil ich sonst von LTE-Zombies umgerannt were ( ja ist schon öfter passiert, ich bleibe aber meistens stehen und spreche die person im letzten momeent an lol die reaktionen sind herlich ...aber leider ohne erfolg.)

  • NicleT
    NicleT Month ago

    Very good! Very imaginative; freaky how it could be more anticipation than SciFi. Bravo!!!

  • Herr Von Sinnen
    Herr Von Sinnen Month ago +1

    zeitsprung - 5 jahre später: ich weiß nicht warum mir seit tagen ausgerechnet dieser beitrag sehr hartnäckig von youtube vorgeschlagen wurde, aber es hat sich gelohnt.

  • Glenn Davis
    Glenn Davis 2 months ago +2

    5 years old and I totally get it...yeah definitely in the future and sooo funny as fark.

  • Lorraine Williams
    Lorraine Williams 2 months ago +1

    Absolutely terrifying. Someone start working on the backups and fail safes NOW! (And make a fortune later.)

  • TheSovietFlag&AnthemGuy 234

    If any company attempted to add subscriptions to certain organs I’m pretty sure the company will be immediately shutdown by the government and the CEO arrested and charged with Cyber Crimes against humanity

  • TheSovietFlag&AnthemGuy 234

    Yeah she would be beyond dead after all the shit that has happened between when she began to have a heart attack to after he comes back

  • Morbius1963
    Morbius1963 2 months ago

    What if she's been dead for 20 minutes and the system reboots? Better leave her where she is, guy.

  • Viking Power
    Viking Power 2 months ago

    Mien Gott!

  • Outdoors Bushman
    Outdoors Bushman 2 months ago

    5G coming to a place near you ! glad, I learn't forest skill's for last 40 year's, hunting, trapping, fieldcraft, compass navigation, building my own forest cabin's, learning where wild edables are........90 percent of you schmuck's will be F*****ked without your smart phones ...........LOL IS ON YOU SUCKER'S

  • Chris Davies
    Chris Davies 2 months ago

    Very derivative. Sophomoric.

  • konstipower yt
    konstipower yt 2 months ago

    Grandios 👌

  • johnboylong40
    johnboylong40 2 months ago

    Automated cars and airlines.... what could go wrong.

  • Chen Lee
    Chen Lee 2 months ago

    Germans put the good shit after the credits

  • Steve Mccart
    Steve Mccart 2 months ago

    Crap !! This looks soo good ,but I have no subtitles and want to follow it better

  • Chen Lee
    Chen Lee 2 months ago +1

    I was all ready to complain about the ending but it came out good.

  • shadowdance4666
    shadowdance4666 2 months ago

    It kind of went down hill after the thumbnail. However, the reverb sound effects at the end got my attention. I’ll rate it at a 6.5 out of 10

  • wizbangIWD
    wizbangIWD 3 months ago +1

    I want one of these Lira's because I'm a dirty old man ! ; )

  • morngrim2
    morngrim2 3 months ago

    there's this thing called english.. use it :P

  • Flatterman Island
    Flatterman Island 3 months ago

    mir reicht da schon ein mehrstündiger Stromausfall ... 2x vorgekommen in den letzten paar Jahren in unserem Ort. Alles dunkel, kein Internet, kein Telefon, kein Kühlschrank ... was nun! :D

  • 1337 Imba
    1337 Imba 3 months ago

    Ähnlich apokalyptisch, wie wenn bei uns mal das WLAN ausfällt :-) Verdientes Like!

  • Skeptisk
    Skeptisk 3 months ago

    This is why I hate 'live services' and subscriptions.

  • Forever Pink F.
    Forever Pink F. 3 months ago

    Toller Film. Schöne neue Welt.

  • R X Conrad
    R X Conrad 3 months ago

    Amazingly realistic! Im glad "I still own all my organs" , Lol. The ending was Superb: Lira. Model 3. ;)

  • Lernen.Ohne. Angst.official

    Every time he says "Man" the subtitles say "Jesus". Do we really know Jesus was a man. Jesus might have been an Apache Attack Helicopter. :) Love this film BTW!

  • Harald Pettesen
    Harald Pettesen 4 months ago +2

    A very good short film, this fit's well into today's debates about human "spare parts" 👍. 🧐

  • Harry Ohrt
    Harry Ohrt 4 months ago +2

    Why would a 'artificial human' (Lire 3) need a belly button ?

    • 47Banjoman
      47Banjoman 3 months ago +1

      To please human fetishes.

  • Zdzichu S.
    Zdzichu S. 4 months ago +1

    :D Singularity is coming, brothers and sisters! At last! Right in time... :-D

  • Davo gifman
    Davo gifman 4 months ago +1

    LIRA 🤔

    MIKE HAWK 4 months ago

    I shit this morning and the turd coiled around the bowl 1 1/2 times. (True story) I'd rather watch that shit again than this shit. Someone lose a bet? Was this a for real short? I give it 3 thumbs down and a -2 😣

  • Mike Minor
    Mike Minor 4 months ago

    Did anyone read the terms and conditions?

  • clickbait numberone
    clickbait numberone 4 months ago

    this will happen if so called smart home technology goes on

  • Huples Cat EPL
    Huples Cat EPL 4 months ago

    Excellent and watch the end credits!

  • Soul Mechanics
    Soul Mechanics 4 months ago

    Is this meant to convey there will be sequels or continuations!? That is what these shorts are always missing. They seem to be like preludes for what should be larger works.

  • Alan J
    Alan J 4 months ago

    I what a Lira model 3

  • xlg7
    xlg7 4 months ago

    pay per sip (of water) that might come sooner than you think

  • Toruk Macto
    Toruk Macto 4 months ago

    Sehr gut...

  • metaspherz
    metaspherz 4 months ago +2

    Ah, future problems. This is what ultimately happens to mankind when Skynet fails to terminate humanity.

  • elektro3000
    elektro3000 4 months ago +2

    This is exactly why I insisted on buying Adobe Acrobat 2017 instead of subscribing to "Acrobat DC" and having to renew every year...

  • Martin Olson
    Martin Olson 4 months ago +1


  • Roger Scott
    Roger Scott 4 months ago

    Ummmm, Lira good. EM bad.

  • David Turner
    David Turner 4 months ago +11

    This movie takes place only about ten or twenty years from now. We are already too dependent on machines now. Scary.

    • Stig Hemmer
      Stig Hemmer Month ago

      If I had an artificial heart, I would make *DAMN* sure I owned it, not rented it.

    • Echo TheEcho
      Echo TheEcho 2 months ago +1

      We may be dependent, but we've always been dependent on something, be that technology or our village's crop yield next year. The only thing that has changed is that fear-mongers have their voices amplified with the internet.

  • james coleman
    james coleman 4 months ago +1

    I enjoyed this film

  • paul elliott
    paul elliott 4 months ago +4

    Excellently done and very clever
    At least the Chinese back up system saved the day

  • skeets
    skeets 4 months ago +1

    Gives a whole new meaning to repo man huh

  • Shag ano
    Shag ano 4 months ago

    das hat mit dem Buch "BLACKOUT" nichts zu tun. Schade.

  • Pak De
    Pak De 4 months ago

    reliance on digital tech is really ridiculous when we understand that it can all be shutdown in a second...but we do it anyway

  • mark komulainen
    mark komulainen 4 months ago +3

    ;D ;D ;D ;D So good, when servers go rebooting or hacker use EMP!

  • Thomas Aushauser
    Thomas Aushauser 4 months ago +1

    Ein Zukunftsfilm ganz ohne Piff-Paff-Bumm und ohne Alien-Invasion und Geballere in futuristischem Gemäuer. Nun, so zukünftig ist das ja alles nicht. Leasingautos etwa werden online stillgelegt bei nicht bezahlter Prämie und Bremsbeläge können nur in Markenwerkstätten freigeschaltet werden und nicht mehr in freien und manche Haushalte sind sogar ohne Strom, wenn die Abschläge ausbleiben. Der Mensch wird in einer Weise diszipliniert werden, dass man ihn von der Maschine nicht mehr wird unterscheiden können.

  • AlienWacker
    AlienWacker 5 months ago +2

    Ich bin froh, dass RU-clip englische Untertitel hat oder ich hätte dieses fantastische Video nicht gesehen!
    (Verwenden von Google Translate)

  • Your Majesty
    Your Majesty 5 months ago +1

    LIRA is quite lovely!

  • ursaltydog
    ursaltydog 5 months ago

    Unfortunately, this can happen even today.. to a certain degree.. implants and pace makers.. and worse..

    • ursaltydog
      ursaltydog 4 months ago

      @Tempestan oh yeah... I understand completely... It's a sobering thought isn't it? That everything could be over with in an instance.. and we're at the mercy as to such unpredictable cosmic events..

    • Tempestan
      Tempestan 4 months ago +1

      If an emp hit like that, the entire electrical grid will go down and will take several years to be repaired fully. Not enough transformers to replace all the ones that will be fried. Besides that, umm, all the elctronics will also go bye cars(except for models before the 80's) well, you get the idea.

  • Paul Gustav Maria Zu Seinscheint

    Sehr gut!

  • Gary Johnson
    Gary Johnson 5 months ago +2

    Technology is great until it stops being great..everything

  • JohnD
    JohnD 5 months ago +1

    An enjoyable and thought provoking short film. And those German girls look nice too.

  • Oleg I.V.
    Oleg I.V. 5 months ago ist nicht fantastisch :))

  • Kenny Clement
    Kenny Clement 6 months ago

    No English! !!#$@?÷$#\%+$#@#

  • muskrat salvage
    muskrat salvage 6 months ago


  • Jan Ulrich
    Jan Ulrich 6 months ago

    was für ein unfug

  • gundam2jimmy
    gundam2jimmy 6 months ago

    Translation to English?

  • jm gee
    jm gee 6 months ago +3

    I love love love the German language. What a gorgeous wife ~

  • Sandy J Renfroe
    Sandy J Renfroe 6 months ago +1

    Ooo, this was good!


    And I caught on to both robots right away. It was really fun seeing how each member of the family was affected by the loss of their implants. Everybody had something that went wrong. I'm really surprised the mom survived, as they said the ourage was 10 minutes. She wasn't even bothered by it, the dumb bunny.
    By the way, shouldn't we have been hearing distant sirens?

  • مجد مجد
    مجد مجد 6 months ago

    فديو سكسي نيك

  • عبد العزيز الشهراني

    انا ما فهمت شي يا شباب وضحولي

  • Stephen Gonzalez MBA
    Stephen Gonzalez MBA 7 months ago +6

    An over dependency on technology will result in catastrophic repercussions in such events.

  • Curt Christensen
    Curt Christensen 7 months ago

    Where is bikini girl?

  • Relleker Fw
    Relleker Fw 8 months ago +2

    Da verliere ich jede Hoffnung in deutsche Filmmacher und dann dies.
    Klasse gemacht! Budget?
    - Kein einleitender Text der die Situation erklären muss, statt dessen durch die Charaktere. So viele machen das falsch...
    - Auftrag "SciFi" erfüllt: Gegenwärtige Probleme in die Zukunft zu Ende denken und/oder übertreiben. Independence Day & Co ist für mich übrigens Action und nicht Science Fiction.
    - Du bringst die Story zu Ende. Viel zu viel Cliffhanger heuzutage.
    - Den Kurzfilm im Kurzfilm mit der Wasserflasche - herrlich
    - kein diversity bullshit
    Hat wohl nicht jeder so bewusst mitbekommen aber die Seitenhiebe auf die gegenwärtige Kultur in Familien und Erziehung sind sehr schön gemacht.
    Eine Kleinigkeit: Er nennt den Roboter seine Tochter, der Grund wird nicht erklärt.
    Solltest du weitere Ideen haben lass mich wissen wo ich dein Crowdfunding finden kann.
    Der einzige Kurzfilm der noch mithalten kann ist für mich Black Hole:

    • Relleker Fw
      Relleker Fw 8 months ago +1

      Kennst du das Kurzfilmfestival "Shorts At Moonlight"?
      Ist dieses Jahr ausgefallen wegen Umbauarbeiten in Höchst. Ich werde wohl wenn es die Zeit erlaubt im Frühjahr im Panel sein (entscheidet welcher Film gezeigt wird sind insgesamt bis zu 100), ich könnte dich dort vorschlagen wenn du möchtest...
      Und kontaktiere mal den Channel "Dust"
      Hat eine ziemlich große Reichweite. Subs hast du ja schon.

    • Lars Walther
      Lars Walther  8 months ago

      Vielen Dank für diesen wunderbaren Kommentar! Das Budget betrug ca. 50 Euro, der Film ist als fixe Idee für ein Filmfestival entstanden - wo er übrigens nicht angenommen wurde.
      Danke, sobald ich eine neue Idee habe, lasse ich es Dich wissen. :)

  • Little Helper
    Little Helper 8 months ago

    Tolle story, gut gespielt! Wie kamst du auf die Idee? Ich hoffe Ihr macht mehr solcher Filme; gerne auch in Spielfilmlänge.

  • w4shep
    w4shep 8 months ago +3

    Wow what an amazing short film!! Creates an entirely new world in a matter of minutes - one that seems to be rapidly approaching. I cared about each character in moments. So well written, directed and filmed. Masterpiece !!

    • algheth alhareri
      algheth alhareri 3 months ago +1


  • drmabeuse
    drmabeuse 8 months ago +5

    Brilliant and perfectly realized. I can't think of a more dramatic and affecting presentation of one of technologies more frequently imagined tropes.

  • Carsten
    Carsten 8 months ago

    Hübscher Gruß an alle Abo-Irren (Adobe & Co.)

  • William Larson
    William Larson 8 months ago

    Funny, but I kinda think we're having 'issues' like this now, solar flares or not . . . that is, if you're plugged into your smart (?) phone like most people are these days, like for EVERYTHING. Got batts? or maybe, just go 'batty' when that happens, weaponized drones excluded.

  • jeff theriault
    jeff theriault 8 months ago +1

    Excellent! The Machine Stops.

  • عادلي جمال
    عادلي جمال 9 months ago


  • Kenny H
    Kenny H 9 months ago

    Is something wrong! geez!

  • Timothy Schuhrke
    Timothy Schuhrke 9 months ago +2


  • The Artificial Apologist

    TECHNOLOGY IS BAD AND CORPORATIONS ARE EVIL WITH ABSOLUTELY NO LOGICAL REPERCUSSIONS AND THE WORLD WILL ALWAYS BE BAD IN THE EXACT SAME WAYS AS IT IS NOW, the short film. It was well made but honestly I'm upset at how many people are acting like this is inevitable.

    • Leon Erin
      Leon Erin 7 months ago +1

      The Artificial Apologist : So it's an overreaction ? Am genuinely interested to know

  • Michelle Chapman
    Michelle Chapman 9 months ago

    Ok... that is a Lil bit Too MUCH!!!

  • Mario Rojas
    Mario Rojas 9 months ago +2

    Wow ! ! Bravo ! !

  • artamatorcom artamator
    artamatorcom artamator 9 months ago

    Super ! Please more !!!

  • Ildefonso Girón
    Ildefonso Girón 9 months ago +5

    Anyone knows when will Lira-3 be available in Mexico?

  • zabaleta
    zabaleta 9 months ago +1

    I'd smash Lira till her batteries run out.

  • Justus Stern
    Justus Stern 9 months ago


  • livinginasandbox
    livinginasandbox 9 months ago

    Very well done, I really liked it.

  • killsalive1
    killsalive1 9 months ago

    Be nice to know what they were saying

  • majstealth
    majstealth 9 months ago

    rimworld - 3 tage sonnesturm am stück während einer hitzewelle, fehlt nurnoch ein raid und menschenfressende puma rudel

  • David Henderson
    David Henderson 9 months ago +2

    The more complicated the machine the less it takes to disable it. It is Murphy's law. The more that can go wrong the more that will.

  • TheDruidKing
    TheDruidKing 9 months ago +2

    Excellent. Well written, shot and acted. This is 'bloom.'

  • bingbonga binga
    bingbonga binga 9 months ago

    Wier gutte.

  • Thomas Beck
    Thomas Beck 10 months ago

    This is exactly where we're heading with technology

  • tedtrash
    tedtrash 10 months ago

    Look up the Carrington event of 1859, the largest geomagnetic storm ever recorded.
    This is a great film with many implications, but we would have bigger concerns, like what happens when we have no power to keep reactors cool.
    NASA has a nice dexcription of social and economic impact here:

  • Rene GRautstueck
    Rene GRautstueck 10 months ago

    Erinnert einem, was das Kernthema angeht, an den Film "Repo Man" mit Jude Law und Forest Whitaker (2010).