Saturday, February 20, 2016

Short Film Spotlight: R'HA

Welcome back to a brand new installment of Short Film Spotlight.  This week, we take a look at the very intriguing, visually stunning, sci-fi film...R'HA.

R'ha tells the story of an alien race known as the R'ha, who are attacked by the very machines they have created.  In order to avoid total extinction, the R'ha leave their home, scattering themselves amongst the stars, and agree to meet once they are safe.  But one warrior is captured by these metal betrayers and is tortured for the rendezvous coordinates.  The alien manages to escape and heads off to find his people, but little does he know, he's leading the machines right to them.

When I first watched this film, I was blown away by how realistic it looked.  I didn't realize that it was a fully CGI films at first.  It also has a very interesting story (with shades of The Matrix) and a dark tone that worked perfectly for this film.  I also loved the color contrast between the white/grey skin of the Alien and the blackness of the machine.  It gave a true sinister feel to the machine and made the Alien really stand out.

The voices of the two characters did, however, sound a bit to similar, but seeing as the same person was voicing them, just using different modifications, I can let that slide, because they were different enough, and I never once got them confused.  

R'ha is a wonderful short film, and is actually being developed into a feature-length film with the original director, Kaleb Lechowski, returning.  The script is being penned by Matthew Graham, co-creator of the BBC series Life On Mars and developer of the Syfy miniseries Childhood's End.

Check out more about the film on its official FACEBOOK page and follow the director, Kaleb Lechowski, on his TWITTER page.

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