Sci-Fi Short Film "The OceanMaker" Presented by DUST

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Darion D'Anjou : wow. i really loved this short. for me no dialogue forces the storyteller to find visual ways to tell a pretty complex story in this case. very impressive.

Jody Fulford : Plot continues.... Rains don't quit until everything is under water. Along comes Kevin Costner.

Michael Mercier : DUST is better than Disney.

Floyd Looney : Too bad about that village depending on the airliner, all those dead dehydrated children.

Jason Price : Great animation but I am growing weary of these eco-end of the world stories that take completely impossible starting points. The atmospheric carrying capacity if it was all 35 C is nowhere close to enough to hold all the water that is in all the oceans. Yes, I am nit picking. Yes, I will continue to. Great scifi is great because it starts from a point of plausibility and then wraps it in a moral play.

Jim G : So,i have been hooked on YT about a year,YT has an AI that knows i like sci fi stuff ,yet the AI does not turn me on to DUST for a year. Dammit. Good stuff THANKS DUST

D Cat : I was reading a bit about the making of this short. In spite of the troubles, the animators, sound, writers and composer all have put together a wonderful story. Your passion shows through

Marty Smith : The RainMaker would make much more sense to me as a title

Mike Btrfld : I live in the driest state in America, Nevada. We used to have aquatic dinosaurs in a vast inland sea. Then, 16,000 years ago the Sierras rose up, and turned us into a desert. Really enjoyed this movie!

Red Coat : Another brilliant!!! So much talent, such good stories, its a Sci Fi at its most beautiful and best.

Michael Hovsomething : Glad I finally watched. Kept passing it by because the pic for the video looked like Kim Jon Un behind binoculars.

Dean Wilson : Love it. What a great short film. Well done.

Wayne Clarkson : That is a totally amazing short film loved it.

Lawrence Kownacki : Why are all these new Sci-fi ideas showing only dystopian futures? There should be themes showing cool, inspiring, what's possible etc.

Pennine Lad : Another classic that could be a much bigger project if someone had the faith to run with it. Good luck! Still fully loving "Dust". Keep up the awesome work people! (& thank you!)

Josh K : One of the best shorts I've watched

Idkgamer 57 : Should be a movie

2ndhorseman : To all those criticizing the science/realism........ It's Science "fiction" not science "non-fiction" it's not intended to be a scientifically accurate representation of actual earth physics and such. It's a story. Not to mention, if reality is the concern, we can't even have this story at all, because the events portrayed have never happened. If your only concern is factual portrayal, then you need to only watch documentaries. If you are watching DUST and other fantasy videos, then you need to understand that there will be unrealistic things, as that is the very essence of fantasy. Enjoy the show for the show, or don't enjoy it, but to criticize a fantasy for its lack of true science portrayals is absolute ridiculousness at it finest. Good day.

Dude Itsjeff : You get an a+ on animation. But why was everybody shooting at each other? I didn’t get that part. I’m sure there’s a reasonable explanation it’s just weird they didn’t say.

Zogg from Betelgeuse : Are we sure we know who are actually the bad guys in this story? Let's see: We have a) a dry, post-apocalyptic world, obviously after some (probably global) climate catastrophe, and b) Some VERY advanced, seemingly magic weather manipulating technology, based on a strange yellow fog that triggers a large scale atmospheric chain reaction. (The sudden appearance of a hydrogen compound in the atmosphere suggests some kind of cold fission.) It is extremely unlikely that such a sophisticated technology has been developed after the catastrophe in a society struggling to survive, You don't develop cold fission in a makeshift lab in a garage. However. it would be much more likely that the technology dates back from before the global disaster. From there, it' wouldn't be much of a stretch to assume that said technology was actually the very cause of the catastrophe. In other words: In an attempt to "improve" the climate, mankind toyed with powers it couldn't control. In the aftermath of those events, it's safe to assume that the continued usage of weather manipulation technology would be if not illegal, so at least morally reprehensible. On the other hand, merely harvesting atmospheric water would be much less dangerous, and possibly just a common way to provide water for the survival of the population. In other words, the lonely pilot with his climate manipulation device is the bad guy here, and the harvesters are simply enforcing the law, and - more importantly - desperately trying to prevent an irresponsible jerk from repeating the errors of the past and messing up the climate even worse by triggering another uncontrollable chain reaction, possibly pushing mankind further towards extinction. In the tragic end, our brave heroes destroy the villain's aircraft but ultimately fail in preventing the disaster; the chain reaction is triggered, and the film ends with the shocked reaction of the inhabitant of the lighthouse who finds the plan of the diluvian device, sees the uncontrollably rising sea level and realises what just happened, possibly thinking "Oh no, not again!"

mrmongo673 : Fantastic story, great animation!

Percival The Mad Crusader : Amazing short and one of the most realistically drawn blood I have ever seen. You don't see that everyday.

Andrés Rodrigo Escobar Arias : Interesting how they turned an OV-1 into a biplane

RowDogSA : Brilliant short! Great thing about CG is you can create whatever you want. It doesn't have to be realistic or logical. If it touches your emotions, it has done its job. Great work. Well done.

Tim Brennan : The animation is great, but the SJWs are killing science fiction.

FOAD RIGHTNOW : That was fantastic! One of the best short films I've seen in a while!

John Parrish : If you feel a need to make a few hundred thousand more of these then PLEASE DO.

Erga Omnes : bellissimo !

LaBibbia : This is deep

Elizabeth Stetler : Excellent story

FreshCoffeeParts : tears

samamtha /michale : 1 best little short sci-fi's I've seen. Although I never agree with the hero dying in that manner in the end

VirtualPicturesUSA : Amazing!!! Great work. Great storyline. Great Music.

The InfoNuke : I felt it was a real world movie until I saw the pilot's face Great animation

Santiago Gutierrez : Actions speak louder than words.

Madness by Design : Brilliant. From beginning to end, it engages, and doesn't let up. Well done! The few naysayers here are apparently unfamiliar with cloud seeding, unable to grasp the concept of fighting for resources, or don't like good storytelling.

ejreob : An interesting setting but with no clear motivations or relationships between the characters/airplanes. Why are they acting the way they do? Also unnecessarily melodramatic IMHO.

ezzz9 : An outstanding film! In less than 1 minute you lay a backstory on us without a word. Then tell a wonderful story of hope and still no words spoken. 10 stars :)

ja b'aaron kowalski : i feel like the character animation doenst match the rest of the animation... just me?

SyFy Rytr : Huge eyed Lemur creatures with unlimited fuel resources geo-engineer with chem-trails in order to start short lived flash flood in dessert. Very dramatic, and silly.

Welsh Wookie : superb !

fabian tolano : Now! That's a good one, can anyone imagine if that would be true. Water is the most beautiful thing in the world.

Brendon : This makes no sense when it comes to the laws of physics.

DAVAD M DAVAD : There are so many poorly contrived short films theses days, created by kids with access to amazing technology. This one? AMAZING. A true clean short story without a single word of dialogue. We understand it beginning to end. Wonderful, whomever you are.

J S : Excellent

John Sargeant : just another MEH dystopian sci-fi "diverse" mary-sue story. getting REAL OLD.

Idkgamer 57 : Cool

Ramon Mata : Superb animation!

John Langley : Awesomely done!