"Made with no money, just a little time and a lot of passion", a london-based art director going by the name of "BC2010" has totted up over 125,000 hits on a short film uploaded to Vimeo less than a fortnight ago.
The sci-fi short, entitled "Modern Times", gives us a mouthwatering, if slightly optimistic, glimpse into a future world of space-crafts, intelligent interfaces and transformer-esque workstations that magically materialise from the floor. The story, rather endearingly, centres around a humble cinema projectionist as he boots up a less-than-humble mega-projector; blasting its image on what appears to be the surface of the moon, for the pleasure of the orbiting viewers.
The viral spread of this futurist clip is more than a little reminiscent of last December's YouTube hit turned (expected) Hollywood blockbuster "Panic Attack", and is yet further proof of the impact a few enthusiastic amateurs can have broadcasting their goods on the net. Make sure to check out the "Behind the Scenes" clip to see how Director of Photography, Richard Mountney and the team created their vision for the future.
Sam Dunne is a designer, strategist and writer based in London. Sam is founder of design strategy agency Cohere and Contributing Editor at Core77—reporting broadly on design, technology, food and object culture.