Keir Dullea encounters a mysterious object, in a scenario reminiscent of the penultimate scene from Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey that he appeared in over forty years ago.

This teaser short/faux commercial - best played loud and maximized - was developed over a two year period on a shoestring budget. Live action was filmed multi-camera, against greenscreen atop a backlit plexi floor. Mr. Dullea was then integrated into an entirely digitally created CG set rendered at 1080HD.

Official Selection to OneDotZero 2011 Film Festival, Future Cities, at BFI Southbank London.


Director/Producer: Oliver Zeller
Production Designer: Tino Schaedler
Executive Producers: Michael Brown, Tino Schaedler
Co-Executive Producers: Pia Habekost, Jean-Lucien Gay

Starring: Keir Dullea
Understudy: Jared Rinaldi

3D CG/Digital Set Designer/Compositor: Oliver Zeller
On Set VFX Supervisor/Compositing Lighting TD: Quan Tran
Compositors: Miguel Bautista & Anthony Vu
Tracking: Quan Tran
Editor: Oliver Zeller

Music & Sound Design: Steven Chand

Director of Photography: Shaheen Seth
Gaffer & Key Grip: Tshaka Brookes
Camera Operator: Joe Anderson
Digital Intermediate Technician: Alexander Peterson
Makeup Artist & Stylist: Laura Pugliese

Graphic Designer: Ken Leung
Character Storyboard Artist: Manuel Plank-Jorge
Still Photographers: Nancy Dinh, Quan Tran
Renderfarm Services: Jan Rybar/Images FX

Auckland chair furnished by CASSINA USA

Scenario inspired by Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey