Source & Original credits
A lone astronaut testing the first faster-than-light spacecraft travels farther than he imagined possible.
Written and directed by Adam Stern
Starring Ty Olsson, Karin Konoval and Aliyah O’Brien
Best Drama – Toronto Shorts 2017
Best Action Short – Berlin Sci-Fi Filmfest 2017
Best Science Fiction – Sci-On! 2017
Best Science Fiction – Top Shorts 2017
Best Sci-Fi Film – Roswell 2017
Check out our VFX breakdown reel here (SPOILER WARNING, watch the film first!): vimeo.com/253472689
English and French scripts
Here is “FTL” a short film with English and French subtitles.
All right reserved.
We are good for pre-flight.
Standby for final telemetry upload and lock.
The crew hope you’re enjoying your send-off serenade.
It’s perfect, thank you.
We thought you’d like it.
Standby for final checks and transmission tests.
Five by five, Flight. Ready to disengage.
You are cleared for initial trust.
Moving out. Quarter impulse.
And if you don’t say “make it so”, I’ll be very disappointed.
Please proceed to drive initiation point.
On my way.
See you soon.
Ah, so fast!
Someone is excited.
You’re looking forward to playing with your new toy, aren’t you?
I am, but maybe don’t tell them we call it “my toy”.
They may ask us to cover the trillion-dollar bill.
I’m coming back.
I always did.
I wouldn’t do this if I thought otherwise.
You can’t get rid of me that easily.
Flight, we are green across the board. Please confirm.
Flight, we are a go for FTL burn.
It’s now or never.
God speed, Commander.
See you on the other side.
Come on, Flight. Let’s hear it, you can do it.
Make it so, Commander.
There you go.
… of the very first faster than light propulsion system.
The Longshot is the most advanced space craft ever built.
And in it, Commander Kane will travel to Mars.
A journey that, according to NASA, will take just over three minutes.
Lighting it up in three,
Spinning down in five.
Flight, do you copy?
Loud and clear, Commander.
Welcome back to our corner of space time.
Well, that’s good to be back.
And this just in!
Commander Kane has arrived at his destination
and is now the first man
to travel faster than light.
The commander will now launch an entangled satellite
into orbit round Mars allowing real-time communication
between Earth and Mars Colony One.
Q sat, online.
Let’s do this again, before you miss me too much.
Initiate return sequence.
Starting FTL spin-up sequence.
Roger that, Longshot.
And we are a go across the board, Flight.
Spin her up, Commander.
Flight, it looks like I may have an interlock issue here.
We’re seeing the same thing here.
Let’s take a look at diagnostics.
Abort FTL drive start and spin down.
Flight, we have a problem…
Flight, I have lost drive control. Repeat, I have lost drive control.
I have no nav comm and I am approaching light speed.
Find him, Comms!
I am being pulled into a new vector!
Warning, hull breach.
Warning, hull breach
Warning, hull breach
I need information. People, come on! Where is our bird?
Gone. I mean, gone. No vector, nothing to track.
We should be able to get him on Q comm anywhere, but nothing.
Stand by. We’re receiving some new information.
Commander Kane seems to have disappeared.
Where did dad go?
The Longshot was ready to make the return voyage home,
but something seems to have gone wrong.
We will continue to follow the story
and provide updates on any new developments.
Okay, okay, above my pay grade.
After almost a day since his last communication,
the search for Commander Kane continues.
We have reached out
for the Commander’s family for comment.
We’re sure it’s been a difficult time for them.
Along with the rest of the world, we all now hope for a safe return.
Nothing more to do today.
Control, come in.
You guys getting this?
NORAD is reporting an anomaly approximately 2.5 clicks from the ISS.
“Anomaly”? Do we have a visual?
What is that?
Are you tracking?
Voici “FTL” un court-métrage sous-titré en anglais et en français.
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