Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Video short film "Back Issue" by Ascension Productions

Watch "Back Issue" (5 minutes) 2nd Place winner 2014 London Sci-Fi 48 Hour Film Challenge. A futuristic story about medical insurance providers and health care. A man finds out he is pre-diagnosed with a disease by his medical insurance company's computer chip, which he must have body-inserted to continually monitor, scan, and tracks his minute by minute health status. He loses his status as a 'human being', and is disqualified for medical coverage when the computer chip projects a domino effect of escalating potential health scenarios. The medical insurance provider agent offers him an underground back door solution for the life saving surgery he needs - selling his identity on the black market's identity swap exchange.
YouTube link

Ascension Productions website

Medical Imaging 3D graphics "Making Of" and credit

Made in 48 hours from these elements picked at random from a hat:
Dialogue: We just fitted him with one. Its transmits from here and this is the receiver
Prop: ID. We see someone take a photo ID from a bag, wallet or pocket
Optional theme: A man's geneology test results suggest an unknown species, his paternal line ends with his grandfather he never knew.