Watch: Minority Report Meets Judge Dredd In The Sci-Fi Short Film ‘Memorize’
Have a goo of this stylish, indie sci-fi short film called ‘Memorize’. It’s set in a dystopian future where everyone’s memories are recorded by chips planted in your head, so there’s no escaping the truth or the law. The film was written and directed by childhood friends Eric Ramberg and Jimmy Eriksson and was shot on a teeeny-tiny budget in Sweden.
Here’s the synopsis:
In 2027, everyone is implanted with a chip – the Memorize-chip. It records everything you see, a new system to fight crime. One unit controls the system. The SSU – Special Surveillance Unit.
The short has some cool CG tricks and some deadly camera work. The action and dialog is a bit dodgy at times, but given the budget it’s definitely worth a watch.
We shot this piece on a “shoestring budget”, using just one 5D-Mark II-camera (with Canon L-series lenses). Our very first mission was actually to help another company (Quixel) with some live-action shots/scenes to simply showcase their new texture-tool for 3d-models in games and movies, but instead we came up with this concept idea and created a full blown short film. Primarily, we wanted to do something visual and entertaining to simply present this concept and showcase Quixel’s tools.
We did almost everything our self (with some 3d/texture/sfx help) and we used close friends/family members to be “actors”, including myself playing the main character. So I guess that’s why the acting isn’t top notch and why we didn’t use so much dialogue ;) BUT we also wanted to keep it very visual, we wanted to tell a story with pictures (and UI-text of course). That was a big challenge but I think we succeeded. In the end we’re happy with the end result considering the conditions and people really seems to like it! That’s awesome to see and very rewarding! / Jimmy & Eric”
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