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 Richard Raymond |
A love story -- filmed during an actual solar eclipse -- about a looming moment that can change everything.
A young woman wakes up in a strange place, with a strange guy. Then, she start to piece together how she got there.
By Marshall Tyler |
A day in the life of a bathroom attendant in a Los Angeles nightclub.
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.
By Patrick Muhlberger |
A man who thinks he's a samurai wants revenge on a DJ for ruining his niece's school dance.
Two friends climb a mountain, connected by a rope. But when one falls, the other's life hangs in an unstable balance.
The lone survivor of a failed mission to Mars uses his last moments to transmit a message of hope.
A young man finds himself in between a food-truck and a brothel. Then, he meets his dream girl.
By Damien O’Donnell |
A woman is excited about the approaching birth of her first child. But then, it doesn't match her expectations.
By Dane Clark and Linsey Stewart |
A couple is determined to plant a tree in the middle of winter following the loss of their child.
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.
A lonely woman travels to Barcelona and meets a tall, dark stranger. Then, he challenges her to live in the moment... with him.
A hopeless romantic takes desperate measures to win her former lover back. But he already has a new girl at his side.