27 December 2010

"The Gift" - by Carl Erik Rinsch

A short (5-minute) video described as "a futuristic action thriller which involves a robotic manservant on the run from the Russian police."
...the release of the short film has spawned a bidding war between several big Hollywood movie studios, including Warner Bros and Fox. Everyone wants to turn the short film into a feature... Rinsch is currently developing a remake of Creature From The Black Lagoon and is in preproduction on an epic period samurai film titled 47 Ronin to star Keanu Reeves...
Warning: brief violence, but most of you won't want this to end..

It won a Grand Prix award at Cannes.
In this sci-fi thriller, Podarok introduces us to a dystopian future. It’s a winter’s day in Moscow, but the familiar landscape is not all it seems. The traditional backdrop is balanced by the technological hints to the future on show. An experienced KGB Agent is on his way to deliver a special gift. Expressionless and giving the aura of emptiness the lone man makes his way across the city. As the secret of the gift is unveiled to the receiver, the desire for the object becomes evident. The agent must have it. Even at the cost of a man’s life. A high-octane chase through Moscow ensues as the dead man’s robotic butler tries to rescue the precious gift. It must not be left in the wrong hands.


  1. Leave it to Hollywood to extrapolate 5 minutes of cool footage into a full feature that will probably not have 1/10 the coolness.

    "9" anyone?

    I am very enthusiastic that this will be the director of the new Creature movie.

  2. And end it did...yet it seems to be far from over. I sincerely hope that whoever gets it in Hollywood has the gumption and talent to do a good job with it. It would be a real shame to let such a fertile seed fall upon the way side.

  3. Someone on youtube was kind enough to translate:

    Man in Hat: What is that?

    Bearded Man: It’s a unicorn. Never seen one up close before.

    Man in Hat: Beautiful. *stab*


    Man in Hat: Get away… Get away…

  4. The Philips Cinema "Parallel Lines" Project was held in April 2010. In it, Philips TV partnered with RSA (Ridley Scott and Associates, who are all directors of fancy TV commercials) to promote their new Philips Cinema 21:9 LCD TV. The single requirement was to only use these 6 pre-written sentences to create a short film: "What is that? It's a Unicorn. Never seen one up close before. Beautiful. Get away, get away. I'm Sorry."

    "The Gift" was one of the 5 films used in this international promotion.

    If you're interested, I collected a bunch of infomation and links about Carl Erik Rinsch and the Parallel Lines advertising campaign, and have posted them here... rar745.blogspot.com/2011/11/gift-by-carl-erik-rinsch.html.


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