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Does anybody remember the show Liquid Television? It used to be a show on MTV, back when MTV used to show music videos. I think the show is still airing or maybe just living online now a days, but one of the things I loved about the show was the short films. Liquid TV brought us some great stuff like Aeon Flux, Beavis and Butt-head, The Specialist and even The Maxx. After wanting to see more of those types of films I decided to crawl the internet looking for those same types of hidden gems and share them with you guys.
The first little gem I found is called PostHuman which is brought to us by Colliculi Productions and was directed by Cole Drumb, produced by Jennifer Wai-Yin Luk and starring the voice over talents of the sexy Tricia Helfer (Cylon Number 6 from Battlestar Galactica). This short anime style film is set in a Cyber-Punk future, that reminds me of both The Animatrix as well as Akira. The film follows Terrence and his dog, Nine, who agree to help Kali, an escaped test subject from a black ops ESP test lab, in her effort to free a surviving imprisoned test subject.
The animation in PostHuman is very tight and features fast pace, face melting action that leaves you wanting more. One of the best moments for me was when my mind automatically went into “Oh Shit” mode, after they started to prep the test subject, Benjamin, for his latest round of experiments. From watching tons of Ghost in the Shell, Akira and Aeon Flux I just knew that scene wasn’t going to end well.
PostHuman from beginning to end was a great short film which sucked me right in and left me wanting to see what happens next. Some animation and film critics that have done reviews on the short film felt the it was lacking in certain departments like story and the animation style itself. If you are a fan of Aeon Flux, Akira and Ghost in the Machine or anything along those lines, you will love it. If by the off chance you didn’t like it or have suggestions on some cool films I should check out let me know in the comments below.