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Sci-Fi Short Film "White Lily" presented by DUST

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Subscribe and watch more sci-fi shorts on DUST: http://bit.ly/2aqc5vh "White Lily" by Tristan Ofield A tense spaceship captain and co-pilot set out to investigate a comet, when a technical fault cuts to the core of their relationship problem… Leon and Isobel are nearing the critical point of a long space journey. Leon relaxes, watching a hologram of blue skies and recalling a holiday he and Isobel had – but doesn’t remember one of the features she draws attention to, a vase with a white lily. The purpose of their expedition is to investigate a comet. Perhaps because of his fractiousness, Leon sets a flight path that Isobel considers dangerous, and the ship is damaged in the process of its exploration. Buoyed by the success of their trip, Leon and Isobel discuss what they’ll do when they return to Earth. Isobel gets a word wrong, and it becomes apparent there’s something is amiss – she is a holographic companion for Leon, based on the persona of a former lover, and is suffering from the same fault as the ship’s other systems. Isobel insists that Leon reboot her, but he is reluctant to do so since it will wipe her out. Their relationship is what’s keeping him together, and for Isobel it’s one that’s based on someone else’s memories. Isobel insists on the reboot, and Leon reminisces about the ‘real’ Isobel, for once addressing the hologram as if it’s her. These are their last moments together. Then the reboot is completed and the holographic companion that was Isobel asks Leon in a blank computerized voice what he wants to call her. Leon prepares for a very long and very lonely trip back to Earth. DUST: Binge-watchable Sci-fi DUST is the first multi-platform destination for binge watchable sci-fi. We feature science fiction short films and other content from emerging filmmakers with stunning visual effects, captivating plots and complex character explorations. Robots, aliens, space exploration, technology, and human experience are all a part of DUST. Explore, subscribe and follow for more: Subscribe to DUST on YouTube: http://bit.ly/2aqc5vh Watch more: http://bit.ly/2amTSen Website: http://www.watchdust.com Instagram: http://bit.ly/2amAhRt Facebook: http://bit.ly/2aqYgtZ Snapchat: http://bit.ly/2a9EV44 Sign-up for DUST newsletter: http://eepurl.com/b_SKAz
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Text Comments (524)
msnpassjan2004 (7 hours ago)
Hate when Dust films have a sad ending....
modolief (7 hours ago)
Mmmmm ... so melancholy.
bobby mariani (11 hours ago)
Good soundtrack to compliment the special effects which puts focus on the story! Well done! 8/10
warprat (1 day ago)
Am I correct in thinking that he purposely caused her to malfunction? So he could cause a reboot... Did she know what he had done, or suspect, and loved him anyway? Whoa! Tragic love story...
Kurt Fitzner (1 day ago)
Why did they travel years with an apparent absence of 20 years to investigate an ordinary comet? Why did the spacecraft have wings? Why did it fly like it was an atmospheric aircraft? Why can someone put so much time and effort into making it and mismake such basic information? Two seconds thought could have fixed such glaring errors. A far more plausible phenomena to investigate, a ship design that included artificial gravity, and manoeuvering that made sense. It would have been just as easy to make, and would have made the film less jarring. I can't hear the story over the noise of the nonsense.
TomYale (1 day ago)
In the subtitles: "Erring...", not "Airing on the side of caution...."
Sam Almen (1 day ago)
4:30 the written words are in arabic "The united arabic states" really what the ....??
david gama (1 day ago)
Pq nao tem legenda em portuga?
Pak De (1 day ago)
well done in every aspect...nice twist
Eliezer DanielSantoso (2 days ago)
when google alexa corrupts..
john welch (2 days ago)
NASA has proved that having a single man craft in space causes too many problems in the mental and physical health department. That's why they never sent only 1 man to the moon. They sent a team. And that's why they will never leave 1 man alone on the space station. I never understood why Hollywood and si-fi authors create stories about 1 man or woman alone in space. I can never suspend my disbelief with stories like this. Although this story has amazing visuals.
Mordalo (2 days ago)
Excellent, I liked it!!
C Breeden (2 days ago)
Very cool.
Derrick Stableford (2 days ago)
A great looking Chris Foss stylized ship.
Jim Whitehead (2 days ago)
Sorry but the ending sucked. I was expecting more insight than "Back up your data." Maybe I was expecting that the so-called comet was an alien spacecraft that was re-writing her code? It could be the start of a cool horror movie...
Le fyziks guise (3 days ago)
This one was shit.
donald green (3 days ago)
Great movie, incredible graphics, good acting... your typical 'great' DUST short film...
Sioux Cain (3 days ago)
What Fassbinder is it? The one-armed man walks into a flower shop and says: What flower expresses days go by And they just keep going by endlessly Pulling you into the future. Days go by Endlessly Endlessly pulling you into the future. And the florist says: White Lily. ~~~Laurie Anderson – White Lily
Martin Coté (3 days ago)
You'd think they wouldn't make them look so homely, there's no accounting for taste I guess...
C Morris (3 days ago)
So I get it now. Dust makes crap shorts.
Alexander Wright (3 days ago)
Daniel Appleton (4 days ago)
The one problem that never cropped up in the " Andromeda " series, if IIRC.
Craig Corson (4 days ago)
Stupid in nine different ways. Insipid.
Scott Kelly (4 days ago)
Special affects were high quality....I liked that ship too!
Ima Pseudonym (5 days ago)
Like every other film by Dust, this one has nice visuals, but a non existent story. Didn't anyone learn anything from Star Wars episodes 1,2 and 3? Graphics do NOT make a good film, story does!
RED redstar (5 days ago)
That one just.. sad.. the feeling of loneliness being tackled by an AI who suddenly becomes sentient before a reboot.
paul kemp (5 days ago)
6.13 was the best part !!
Filip Wessman (5 days ago)
"I will never forget you. Memory. Deleted."
Constantin Thomsen (6 days ago)
True Men don't do back up of data, they Cry...
Conspiracy Jobs (7 days ago)
Act white as Finland
Julian B (7 days ago)
Probably powered by Windows ... :)
Brian Meyrick (8 days ago)
nothing worse than selfie erotic scifi .. should leave it to the teenagers.
Bill Whittaker (9 days ago)
Spacecraft looks like a Chris Foss creation, just sayin’.
Gordon Stephens (15 days ago)
This little tidbit struck me as the beginning of a much longer story. It only got interesting when it ended.
Rod Veiler (17 days ago)
OMG wtf is going on with the ship screen and holograms? Why everything must behave like in 1920?? Is it an old movie with blinking pictures? Why super modern space ship needs to have holographic screens like a TV from the beginning of CRT TV kinescope? If it is modern, does it mean it have to look like a disco party?
If only all women had a reboot switch!… LOOOL… only joking (sorry-not-sorry)
JoJoGunn1956 (19 days ago)
Shrunk the credits, like typical TV? Titty feeding the lowest common denominator?
David Turner (23 days ago)
Interesting movie.
W Lemus (23 days ago)
The Sequence between 4:12 and 5:34 is great. Just visuals and music. Great work!
Ryan Mercier (26 days ago)
I realize the importance of SFX, but if my computer made that much freaking beeping noise when I operated it, I'd be switching back to AOL Dial up for a quieter experience.
Felix Kiptoo (28 days ago)
Colorado Old Man (1 month ago)
Arabic? On an interstellar spaceship?!? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Kade Roder (1 month ago)
Had to stop watching when I saw ARABIC FILTH written on the side of the spaceship. Why the hell would you put their backward culture into the cosmos? TWO THUMBS DOWN 👎🏼👎🏼
REX vom OLYMP (1 month ago)
gvceda900 (1 month ago)
i found this sad.
jakesoft (1 month ago)
Good twist! I was wondering why he looked like hell and she looked great. Nice attention to detail.
Nemo D123 (1 month ago)
No crappy cgi short can beat Red Dwarf
Fred C. Wilson III (1 month ago)
Who was the woman who played Isobel? she is hot!
Max SMoke (1 month ago)
The plot twist seemed likely considering the way he was treating her. Also, man and woman, super-long trip together... what if the birth controlled failed??
7Steels (2 months ago)
I missed something. Why did they have to fly so close to the comet, which damaged the right engine and caused the problem with the hologram??
Mike turner (2 months ago)
Good film but sad.
steppenwolf (2 months ago)
how sad. he had an almost perfect duplicate of his love, and he lost it all. the quality of this short was great! although i have to say flying through the canyon could have been done better by the addition of maneuvering jets; would have been a lot more convincing.
Sam Harper (2 months ago)
That's sad.
P (2 months ago)
Hmm. Should've gone with holographic twins or triplets. Built-in RAID-like strategy for backup/redundancy to maintain data integrity.
Patrice Galacteros (2 months ago)
I am fed up with all these dystopian movies !
Mika Kamppi (2 months ago)
Pretty deep, same relationship I have with my home Linux vpn server.
zane carter (2 months ago)
Very well done 5 stars
SideShow Bob (2 months ago)
Just caught this "DUST for the first time on one of the (23) channels, must say a kind of twilight zone feel with outer limits, very, very good content. Definitely support.
N0rdman (2 months ago)
Intro; a lot of meaningless banter, then nothing happening, then quite an interesting little joyride. Then it seems one is a hologram, so what? No, not my cup of tea.
Tim Berry (2 months ago)
He should have answered "Lily"...
maingun07 (2 months ago)
I think I'm partially sociopathic in that I don't miss people, not really. Not like other people apparently do. I can spend weeks alone, never talking to another human. I live alone far out in the country and prefer it that way. I haven't felt lonely in so long that I'd forgotten what that felt like. This made me feel lonely.
Their God not mine (2 months ago)
That's one beautiful spaceship! 😻😏 keep up the good work *DUST* 👍🏿👍🏿👍🏿
Chancellor9grunge (2 months ago)
Quality work from a quality director
Mr. Sander (2 months ago)
04:08 objects should slow down at apogee and speed up at perigee. 😉
Roger Balcer (2 months ago)
Please don't send Brit speakers into space, should they run in to aliens more powerful than we are they will want to exterminate us all just so they don't have to listen to that hair pulling accent !
SistorCarrera (2 months ago)
nd to understand what girls think,we are different und spelling bad
Alex Castro (2 months ago)
Why are futuristic starships built with steel like WWII submarines?
Steve Jankowski (2 months ago)
This reminded me a lot of Joi from Blade Runner 2049. Nice production value. The story just seemed way too familiar. Good job though.
Scotty S (2 months ago)
Well done. I really enjoyed it. It about midway through I suspected she was a hologram.
Julia Connell (2 months ago)
this is why I love the Dust sci-fi shorts - because they are of such great quality
Sarnah Films (2 months ago)
I would like to see a behind the scene is it full greenscreen with accessories, etc
Farkas Gábor (2 months ago)
szuper :)
Hrvoje Lovrić (2 months ago)
Great ship creation!! :)
JOhn Rohnson (2 months ago)
fantastic. great story
Michael M. Ashworth (2 months ago)
,,, Danger Will Robertson Danger ,,,
Brinner Dang (2 months ago)
Was that a Firefly class ship? (Please forgive me, I can hardly tell a Ford Galaxy from a Chevy Nova... ;)
P (2 months ago)
I actually thought it was an Andorian ship from the thumbnail, that's what brought me here (Star Trek fan). But I think it's a homebrewed one-off for the film.
KHOKHAR 777 (2 months ago)
Un limited energy producer invent after few year. In start world think this is the bestest invention this is more dangerous than nuke and human start race to collapse earth. Device use same method but in 2 different way and I can't use exactly world but world is very near just unlock some rule. Research not agree to think above limits and that day they will think it's happens. Mark my world you good days no more.
Mr. McCartney (3 months ago)
If I could have reset my ex-wife, I might have still been married. NAH! Just kidding!
IbnBahtuta (3 months ago)
A gem. This film dissolves your sense of disbelief and engages you without you noticing. The film ends with you wanting MORE. :)
DUST (2 months ago)
That's a great little review, thank you
tristan ofield (3 months ago)
Wow, reading back people's comments has been extremely encouraging. Thanks to everyone for watching! My name is Tristan, I edited and directed White Lily. We have launched a Kickstarter for our next scifi Citrus. As part of the campaign we're giving away all our rushes for people to cut their own versions of the film. Anyone with an interest in getting their hands dirty might want to give that a go. The ks can be found here http://kck.st/2y91Bvh if anyone would like to help.
Mylionking (3 months ago)
On the Ship its written in Arabic the United States of Arabia....???? or The United Arab States to be precise in translation...
Marko Max (3 months ago)
the shaft was executed flawlessly. 3:10 LUV the bike light ^_^ Oh and what's with the arabic decals?!
Shannon Smith (3 months ago)
Super cool video. The flyby of the comet was a bit quick, not planned well and super cheesey. The rest was great.
hakim kaddour (3 months ago)
It's about loneliness, but I felt sorry for him because he was originally alone in spite of the presence of the hologram. the reboot reminded him systematically that he was always alone.
Joey551 (3 months ago)
I liked this one. It was well made. I would have liked more of it.
tecums3h (3 months ago)
Good stuff. Very good.
C. Alvarez (3 months ago)
Creepy... Totally recalling the relationships with the ex, baby's mamma #2, and all other women I encounter here.. Thanks for sharing!
Eyaura Eya (3 months ago)
This is why I always back myself up everyday.
Daddy Pig (3 months ago)
Well, that's 10 minutes of my life I will never get back. Shit
Jose van wersch (3 months ago)
Nice film.
mazin kegan (3 months ago)
Why the ship name is written in Arabic "United Arab States" outside and every thing in English inside ?
Sir Lion (3 months ago)
Great video. Shame that 312 jealous people down voting and trying to throw shade on a gem.
ХУ И ТА!!!! АХАХА!!!
Japan Body Logan (3 months ago)
Greg Malone (3 months ago)
Well done w/ White Lilly. Professionally executed, engaging and not smacking of amateur in any way. A rarity, even on DUST. There's an often subtle line between this kind of film and one that aspires to be like it. Sometimes manifested in the dialog, sometimes the cinematography, sometimes the casting, sometimes whether the film is too 'self aware' and 'self important'... you know it when you see it.
AllaMortify (3 months ago)
There are two things I'm not sure I understood in this: 1. Was Isobel a solid light recreation of a human he knew, hence her personality, the hotel memory bit and him mentioning a relationship sort of with her? Perhaps the point is that she would keep him remembering someone waiting for him back home? 2. Is he just observing the comet for a long time on his mission/job or is the ship damaged and that's why he is looking for some sort of problem and spoke about the length of time it'll take to get back home?
tristan ofield (3 months ago)
1 Yes 2 They have been observing the comet for a while but the crux of the data is gathered in the flyby. I should have made that clearer.
Maxell deNomie (4 months ago)
My... I've just seen the first two epi's of Sofia and Tesla... I'd love to play in one of yalls films!
Matthew Bailey (4 months ago)
How does a hologram have mass???

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