By Michael Urbanski | Drama
A woman gets a mysterious serum in the mail. And it's strangely similar to the research her scientist brother has been conducting.
Claudia Fischer discovers a mysterious package on her doorstep one day. When she enlists her scientist brother to determine its contents they discover the liquid inside bears a resemblance to the research he’s been conducting for the past 10 years.
Soon they’re faced with a decision about what to do with their discovery — and their decision may change the future of the world.
This short sci-fi drama may have mysterious cures and serums, but at heart it’s really about a family struggling with the realities of cancer — about trying to live in the face of a devastating diagnosis and confront fears about losing our loved ones.
As a result, writer-director Michael Urbanski’s script is unusually heartfelt for a film in the genre and is attentive to the anxieties and tensions that come up with families have to work together to deal with a loved one’s illness.
The film is anchored by a performance by character actress Julie McNiven, know for her recurring roles in shows like “Mad Men,” “Supernatural” and “Stargate: Universe.” She captures the nuances of caring for someone with a terminal illness, struggling with their own emotions while trying to maintain a semblance of strength for the people around them.
“Injection” is fascinating because it essentially looks at how advances in science and technology affect ordinary human beings — how most people simply want to help themselves and the people they love. The film keeps its eyes firmly on this intimate human scale, grounding its drama in a situation that many sadly grapple with in real life. But what plays out still shows that the smallest decisions can add up to change the course of history.
By Andrew Goldsmith and Bradley Slabe |
A clumsy crochet dinosaur must unravel itself to save the love of its life.
A once-legendary farmer takes a chance and invest his life savings in a thoroughbred piglet.
Two strangers, trying to avoid the crowd at a wedding reception, end up making an unexpected connection.
Two brothers caught in a time loop must traverse a series of maze-like events in order to prevent a catastrophic fire from occurring.
A young woman wakes up in a strange place, with a strange guy. Then, she start to piece together how she got there.
A couple's love life begins to slump, forcing them to reconsider the relationship and confront how intertwined they've become.
A bullied college student seeks out shooting lessons with an ex-militia member to prove his manhood.
A young man finds himself in between a food-truck and a brothel. Then, he meets his dream girl.
By Dane Clark and Linsey Stewart |
A heartbroken woman finds a one-night stand. But the guy lives two hours away... via public transit.
A man is convinced he'll die on his 10,000th day. But when he meets a girl at his cousin's funeral, things don't go to plan.
By Tyrees A. Lamptey |
A WW1 soldier is trapped in a trench with the enemy... and it restores their faith in humanity.
A hopeless romantic takes desperate measures to win her former lover back. But he already has a new girl at his side.
By Justin Robinson |
A marriage, broken by death, is kept alive by the memories held through grape soda.
The streets of Los Angeles have become a hotbed of racial tension and hate about to burst.
An inmate is selected to undergo a radical new justice program under the State's revised stance on capital crime.