Science-fiction fans, listen up. Here’s the full six-minute film of Rashad Haughton’s animated Love Like Aliens.
Why should you be interested? Haughton, a new voice on the scene, has put together a film that blends classic genre tropes with nods to influences like Heavy Metal and artist Sorayama Hajime. When I saw the short teaser for it months ago, I was instantly intrigued by its world of androids, angels and aliens. Watching the full short(which premiered over at Twitch), it made me nostalgic for that specific brand of graphic novel inspired sci-fi we used to see often back in the late 80′s and early 90′s. There are distinctly French and Asian fantasy tones present here, with some good old-fashioned 50’s flying saucer Americana thrown in.
If you value original work and animation in general, you should take a peek at what Haughton has created here. I suspect it will serve as his calling card to bigger things. Here’s the film’s synopsis, although it’s more of a jump-off point than the plot itself.
In a future not too far from now, humanity has advanced to a point where the line between Homo Sapiens and Androids have blurred completely. This has occurred so that the species could survive. Technology has allowed humans to travel into deep space to colonize other planets and galaxies deep in the universe because Earth has become uninhabitable. One of the many unfortunate results of this robotic Darwinism is that human behavior and consciousness has also changed over the years. Much of what makes one human — love, family, intimacy etc., have all become things of the past. Almost legend…
So check out the film and let us know what you think about it. Is it a welcome blast of thoughtful science fiction, or just a welcome shot of great eye candy? Maybe you found it an overwrought music video or a tad too obscure? I want to hear your thoughts below!