Sci-Fi Short Film "Mis-Drop" presented by DUST

  • Published on Feb 25, 2017
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    "Mis-Drop" by Ferand Peek
    300 years in the future, a forensic accountant reviews the video stream from one mercenary's drop-pod which has been damaged during the initial stages of a colonial invasion.
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Comments • 455

  • Josh Uhlman
    Josh Uhlman Day ago

    Kinda reminded me of a Herbert-esque battle on Catalan or something.

  • Acyutananda das
    Acyutananda das 2 days ago

    That was great!

  • Ov Saturnus
    Ov Saturnus 7 days ago

    Reminded me of Halo: ODST

  • Fiona Cahill
    Fiona Cahill 12 days ago

    Still cannon fodder even in the future. Poor guys killed and the inspector of his files just notes that he distracted the pilot with his talk about them being together, and so he cuts off any severance pay to his next of kin!! That's the Army for you always, now & in scifi whenever. Men are expendable . That's the story here folks .

  • Kenneth Haines
    Kenneth Haines 14 days ago

    wanted to see other files

  • Volatile Sky
    Volatile Sky 14 days ago


  • Joey J
    Joey J 15 days ago

    For fun, turn on English subtitles.

  • SeaJay Oceans
    SeaJay Oceans 19 days ago

    $113.74 - the cost of a cheeseburger for his combat pay ? Geeze, what a bottom of the barrel low bidder outfit. And a bit of radio chatter doesn't really qualify as 'Pilot Distraction', she provided clear instructions to focus on the mission and just come back alive. Cheap corporation. Next time hire professionals. First Drop mission is into live combat ? No training drops ? Find better contractors.

  • Roedy Green
    Roedy Green 22 days ago

    Sexual harassment and army stuff.

  • MJW
    MJW 26 days ago

    The pilot still had some on her chin.

  • nightvisionracing
    nightvisionracing 27 days ago

    this is the best of DUST

  • Reverend Saltine
    Reverend Saltine 28 days ago

    Stunk. Boring. Awful. Nonsensical.

  • Mike McCormick
    Mike McCormick 29 days ago

    This made me think of a live action version of Quake II.

  • Pavel Votruba
    Pavel Votruba Month ago

    Born at Hadley`s Hope colony ? Heh..I see what you did there :)) ( look at the file at 0:32)

  • Motivegaming
    Motivegaming Month ago

    Is there a sequel

  • Info NunUrBiz
    Info NunUrBiz Month ago

    So the future includes people who never grow up to stop using childhood vulgarities?

  • Info NunUrBiz
    Info NunUrBiz Month ago

    So the future includes people who never grow up to stop using childhood vulgarities?

  • Info NunUrBiz
    Info NunUrBiz Month ago

    So the future includes people who never grow up to stop using childhood vulgarities?

  • Argie *-*
    Argie *-* Month ago

    Sounds like kids on xbox live..

  • ronaldonmg
    ronaldonmg Month ago +1

    How are we supposed to enjoy this when we cannot hear what is said and the subtitles are off by a mile?

  • Reeble Snarfle
    Reeble Snarfle Month ago +1

    Why is it you have the most intriguing stories, and the crappyest endings? Just saying...I
    My fricking future is dust.

  • iSoda
    iSoda Month ago +1

    I’m junked out on Dust, but this one really didn’t do it for me. But, even though it didn’t tickle my pickle, I truly appreciate the effort and all.

  • pixel girl
    pixel girl Month ago

    Jesus Christ, either do subtitles properly, or don't claim to have English subtitles. I love most of the films on this channel, but as a partially deaf viewer it's very frustrating to see how incredibly bloody lazy you are with your subtitles. Copying down the Google auto-transcribed subtitles into English _without checking that they're accurate,_ without even bothering to read how laughably wrong they are, is something that rhymes with "buntish behaviour".

  • Phil Ellis
    Phil Ellis Month ago +1

    I tell myself it’s time to go to bed and then watch another Dust film. Addicting.

  • Not So Innocent
    Not So Innocent Month ago

    Good job!

  • sachin Machan motor vlog

    Omg it's far far, better than just sucking space shit and other... Hats off for his acting

  • John Schwab
    John Schwab Month ago

    Usually the story-within-a-story approach falls flat because the "outer" introductory story adds little if anything (usually just "gather round and I'll tell you what happened.") In this case that "outer" story is critical. Really cool!

  • Null Horizon
    Null Horizon Month ago


  • Michael Karp
    Michael Karp Month ago

    Very nicely done

  • Kent Williams
    Kent Williams Month ago

    I had a hard timing keeping track of what was going on. If they had shown a “Bird’s Eye” view of the subject and his surroundings I might have understood more, but perhaps that’s just me...

  • josh cummings
    josh cummings Month ago

    meh, this one quickly ripped me out of it. The ship reappearing in view, when it would clearly be hundreds of meters away kind of ruined it for me.

  • kukla608
    kukla608 Month ago

    The woman character seemed to be the only person with any real intelligence or courage and yet the men tried to demean her every chance they got?

  • Ray Hart
    Ray Hart Month ago

    Don’t get any of it . It’s all fucked up ! 🤣

  • Darkside Gaming Syndicate

    Hold payment to next of kin - THAT IS SO FFF/ UP!!!

  • david wright
    david wright Month ago


  • Scientia991
    Scientia991 Month ago

    sooo good!!! damn well played

  • Scientia991
    Scientia991 Month ago

    what a connection to human emotions!! #mirror neurons

  • Harvey Witt
    Harvey Witt Month ago

    Dust is the best SCI-FI Short Film that I`ve seen yet just awesome. ( EXCELLENT )

  • Ken Savage
    Ken Savage Month ago

    Absolutely loved this one.
    Such a great idea, reducing one man's tragic tale to that of an insurance investigation.
    Watched this multiple times now, never get enough of it!

  • Repent_And_Follow_Jesus World

    Seek Jesus and repent of you're sins and have faith and trust in Jesus Christ he can help

  • I'm On Time
    I'm On Time Month ago

    Good presentation. Thanks for the show.

  • Bertil Williams
    Bertil Williams Month ago

    Could have skipped all but the face shots and still be top-notch.

  • Tree
    Tree 2 months ago

    What is the chant they sing as they drop?

    • Ferand Peek
      Ferand Peek Month ago

      They called on us...
      Fist in the glove
      We're raining down...
      Death from above.
      Weapons of War
      On every front the Mercenary Corps
      Born to kill...
      We earn our fee
      We're human...

  • mikelo303
    mikelo303 2 months ago

    One of the best.

  • holymolie
    holymolie 2 months ago +5

    "Play next file." (Please)

  • Sithtiger
    Sithtiger 2 months ago

    OMG, talk about immersive! I felt like I was there!! I completely forgot that this was a video playback and then when the company is trying to dock his pay on account of him sleeping with a superior officer was B.S. and then when it went back to play the next file and then that's the end of the movie, I'm actually confused for a second because I'm thinking DAMN, WTH, I WANT to see the next two video files! Heh, "Mis-Drop" indeed. Landing on top of an enemy APV or something similar. Talk about bad luck! I know being a merc pays much better than fighting for your country, or whatnot, but at least when you fight for your country, your guys look after you, not because it's their job, but because you become a family in a war.
    That was AMAZING! The way they used reflections was brilliant! I hope they revisit this. This should easily have well over a million views!

  • Lisa Godin
    Lisa Godin 2 months ago

    Leaving watchers hanging is not good story telling.

  • Lisa Godin
    Lisa Godin 2 months ago

    Such crude cave men.

  • Gar Manarnar
    Gar Manarnar 2 months ago

    damn, that had me hooked, and i seriously wanna see the "next file"!

  • Steven Brooks
    Steven Brooks 2 months ago +1

    Glued to the awesome finish

  • Ghost Ghost
    Ghost Ghost 2 months ago

    I spend 10 minute looking at this man face, Jesus!!

  • Remz dnb
    Remz dnb 2 months ago

    nice aim tho. it missed TWICE then gave up lmao

  • cy2087
    cy2087 2 months ago

    Anyone else have some "flashbacks" to writers like Haldeman, Heinlein, Drake, Dickson and others? Damn DUST is awesome.

  • John DeWitt
    John DeWitt 2 months ago

    Starship Trooper finally done right - would pay good money to see this as a full length movie - RH would approve

  • metaspherz
    metaspherz 2 months ago

    I had the English CC on and boy was some of the dialog gibberish. Some of what I was hearing was misinterpreted, so a warning to anyone with a hearing impairment, if what you read seems odd or doesn't quite make sense then just ignore it.

  • Salina
    Salina 2 months ago

    Whoa! What a trip! Felt like I was dropped into the middle of a feature-length film! Left me wondering about the prior and after of this short. Well done!

  • Julian Schecter
    Julian Schecter 2 months ago +4

    WOW!!!! Another great short sci-fi film! The acting is excellent! You really feel for that soldier as if he was your friend. Also, the tone and atmosphere were very claustrophobic! Keep the fantastic work! :)

  • Nils Nyman
    Nils Nyman 2 months ago

    Absolutely one of THE best shorts I've ever seen! This made me feel the way the character felt...scared! Who else noticed that it was one continuous shot??? Nobody does extended shots anymore even in big films.

  • ettanasf
    ettanasf 3 months ago

    Innovative approach. Great way to save all the money to put into the last couple of minutes of cgi. Sad story though. Great acting!

  • Myriaddsystems
    Myriaddsystems 3 months ago

    My god! The emotional power of this. This poor man. Words now fail me......

  • Myriaddsystems
    Myriaddsystems 3 months ago

    There are some refreshingly English types of accents being heard this. Superb presentation overall!

  • vibovitold
    vibovitold 3 months ago

    That's probably my English, but I didn't understand a single thing five minutes in, and the captions are useless

    • Mitch Williamson
      Mitch Williamson 3 months ago

      Don't worry, it's a garbled mess to anyone, I think that was intentional.

  • Remz dnb
    Remz dnb 3 months ago

    my little sister would have chosen a better font for the HUD xD

  • spynorbays
    spynorbays 3 months ago

    Wellcome to world war 3

  • Nicky s
    Nicky s 3 months ago

    nice little story if you could call it that. I like the acting and the way the story was told thru one viewpoint but honestly there is nothing there for me to connect with. This "story" just said new soldier in group, new soldier has past with pilot from previous night, while on mission the groups encountered difficulties during drop offs, pilot crashes and some or all soldiers die. seriously crap story but a good start but not enough to really call it a short film. like seriously there are cartoon pilot episode (under 10 min) that have more context.

    • Mitch Williamson
      Mitch Williamson 3 months ago

      Extrapolate more dude, that's the point. What else can you take from this? Like he's private military for a company, meaning that these are companies having a war. We also know that he's being investigated for insurance and the company is trying to pay his family as little as possible meaning that this company treats it's soldiers like equipment. This company also pays very little for the life of a soldier, implying that human life is cheap and finally that the behaviour of the pilot who is dropping them off planetside can impact the soldiers being dropped off.
      Seriously man, that's like basic level viewing of short films, extrapolate what's going on, instead of just the surface stuff.

  • Suman Shekhar Mandal
    Suman Shekhar Mandal 3 months ago +1

    Can any one explain the story

    • Mitch Williamson
      Mitch Williamson 3 months ago

      Private companies are having some sort of war and private soldier of a company has gone MIA presumed dead, and an insurance agent is reviewing what happened to him in order to pay his family as little as possible. The pilot (the female character who was talking to him) being distracted was enough to withhold pay from the soldier's family as the insurance agent investigated further. Basically, asshole company is trying to weasel out of paying dead soldier's family his life insurance.

  • Ride N Bite
    Ride N Bite 3 months ago

    holy shit!! this deserve the Oscar!

  • sutluc
    sutluc 3 months ago

    Hamilton Heinlein and Banks CMA at 0:16. I like the working in of scifi author's names.

  • Emir DRISS
    Emir DRISS 3 months ago +1

    I saw this movie in my new Škoda Fabia Combi Monte Carlo with a top 4D Dolby Surround sound system, IT WAS CRAZY!!!! The guys did a really amazing job with the sound!
    Is there a following? N.2 or something?

  • John Pallotta
    John Pallotta 3 months ago


  • Worm Worm
    Worm Worm 3 months ago

    Wow!! Just wow... had me hooked.

  • Allen Minton
    Allen Minton 3 months ago

    Superb storytelling.

  • Lernen.Ohne. Angst.official

    I miss those days. Giving each other shit and all.

  • Brian Christine
    Brian Christine 3 months ago

    Nothing "short" of AMAZING! Wow, Great Job!

  • Fernando Soriano
    Fernando Soriano 4 months ago

    Spend the next 9 minutes of your life looking at a guys face LOL

  • TragerM
    TragerM 4 months ago

    Many errors in the CC text :( many many...

  • Ricky Vecchio
    Ricky Vecchio 4 months ago

    Hermetic & Stupid

  • SterileNeutrino
    SterileNeutrino 4 months ago

    That was pretty epic. Did someone want to make a movie of "The Forever War"? Call him/her!

  • artmakersworlds
    artmakersworlds 4 months ago +1

    Well there went 12 min of my life I'll never get back. What the hell was this? No plot, no story, certainly no ending. I have seen some really great work from DUST but then I hit duds like this one. Oh well.

  • Yuki
    Yuki 4 months ago

    my first thought was when halo odst drops go wrong

  • Palooka Joe
    Palooka Joe 4 months ago +3

    This was more a homage to the second act of the book "Armor" by John Steakley than Heinlien's "Starship Troopers". Especially with the researcher character reviewing past battle memory files of an assumed deceased power-armored drop soldier.

  • Thomas Chappell
    Thomas Chappell 4 months ago

    I especially liked the indicators near the lower left of the HeadsUp Display that showed whether he was onboard or suspended from his parachute or boots on the ground.

  • Tzeff NL
    Tzeff NL 4 months ago

    *John Hurt in this movie? (*The technician)

  • Fry Sause
    Fry Sause 4 months ago

    Not my favorite. Too much diloge, not enough action. Lost interest.

  • Cinquecento Nero
    Cinquecento Nero 4 months ago

    So boring

  • Michael Novielli
    Michael Novielli 4 months ago +1

    The thumbnail made me think Starship Troopers. The Heinlein easter egg at 0:16 clinched it.

  • Jeremy Travis
    Jeremy Travis 4 months ago

    I wish the makers had spent time subtitling this short film rather than the You tube auto generated ones. But i liked the film.

  • Lolz Datguy
    Lolz Datguy 4 months ago

    This is definitely me in every game chat

  • Artan H
    Artan H 4 months ago

    Perfect. Great Story ore better said great Story"s.
    Since saw first Dust Video, I became one of Dust biggest Fans,

  • Joseph Perez
    Joseph Perez 4 months ago

    I love DUST & have become obsessed with their shorts, but this one was just terrible & uninteresting. I'm glad this isn't the first one I'm seeing on DUST. Still give DUST 5/5 stars. It was inevitable that I finally bump into one I hate XD

  • Faux Manchu
    Faux Manchu 4 months ago

    Please sir, can we have some more?

  • Roland James
    Roland James 4 months ago +1

    More unoriginal childish BS dialog strait out of the "cool kids" book.
    ...and they wonder why peeps are becoming narcissistic a-holes.
    Copy paste copy paste...

  • James Marquis
    James Marquis 4 months ago

    Jesus-much more than a curse word, He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords and soon returning ruler to this planet!!!

  • MetalCanyon
    MetalCanyon 4 months ago

    Okay, this was absolutely fantastic. The story was interesting, the characters were established very quickly and effectively, making you actually care for the protagonist and his love interest, the pacing was great. And kudos to the main actor. All done in one shot? And everything done by mere facial expressions - amazing! I wouldn't have thought a prolonged camera angle like this would really work for telling anything more than a monologue/dialogue but the reflection of the world outside and the excellent sound effects were spot on. Bravo!

  • Thomas Whitten
    Thomas Whitten 4 months ago +1

    I love the Starship Troopers film, the first one at least. But you guys managed to do a better job of conveying the emotions and fear of the opening chapter of that book than the "real" film did in it's entire run time. Great job!
    And please, please do more!

  • Stardust Stardust
    Stardust Stardust 4 months ago

    Outstanding! Love sci-fi short stories. DUST is paradise!

  • Joseph Abraham
    Joseph Abraham 4 months ago +1

    A merc not getting paid... classic.

  • Josh-Daniel Davis
    Josh-Daniel Davis 4 months ago +2

    bu bu buh... THERE ARE TWO MORE FILES!!! WHERE ARE THE OTHER TWO FILES! Don't leave me hanging!

  • Ed Morrissey
    Ed Morrissey 4 months ago


  • Greggg57
    Greggg57 4 months ago

    I have no idea what all of these short 'DUST' vids are all about. Tiresome to step into the middle of a vid and try to catch up ......