Rise Short Film. David Karlak‘s Rise (2016) short film stars Anton Yelchin and Rufus Sewell. Rise‘s plot synopsis: “In the near future, sentient robots are targeted for elimination after they develop emotional symmetry to humans and a revolutionary war for their survival begins.”
Fantastic short film. One of the best I have ever seen. Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton wrote Rise like a top-notch short story, with a beginning, middle, and end with elements of Blade Runner and Terminator.
Great dialogue as well: “We know how to unwelcome a species.”
The film basically chronicles a new minority group created by humanity, a group that has no rights and is not seen as human. Historically, that sounds familiar.
If this is a proof of concept film, everyone involved nailed it. I would rather see this as an on-going TV series than a film though. Humans has nothing on this Rise.
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