The Blood Machines are coming. Following the massive success of the visually stunning Turbo Killer - a music video by French directing duo Seth Ickerman for synthwave act Carpenter Brut - the gang got back together for another kick at things. The idea was to take the aesthetic of Turbo Killer - which had a whole lot of aesthetic - and extend it out for a thirty minute short film with the directors and musician again working in close collaboration. They took the project to Kickstarter and the response was so overwhelming that what had been planned for half an hour was extended out to fifty minutes.
Two space hunters are tracking down a machine trying to free itself. After taking it down, they witness a mystical phenomenon: the ghost of a young woman pulls itself out of the machine, as if the spaceship had a soul. Trying to understand the nature of this entity, they start chasing the woman through space...
This was all back in late 2016 and all involved have been hard at work on it ever since. And with the team very nearly at the end now, they're looking for a little more help to raise the final funds needed to wrap things up. Because there are a LOT of visual effects in this.
You want a fresh taste? Well, handily enough there's a brand new pitch video featuring a good look at what they've been up to. So take a look below and then support the project here.