Short Film: Thieves
The main point that really hit home for me was the fact that I could walk away from Thieves with an understanding of the influences that drove this piece and the ambition that went in to the project. It reminded me of the setting from Hardware, had hints of The Matrix, and had the stylish leanings of some of my other favorite sci fi films. The movie looks great, the set design is awesome, and the effects are astounding considering the budget that went in to this film.
Thieves IS thinking man's sci fi and hopefully will garner some interest for Zenisphere. A great story is reliant on one main thing: strong characters. That is the best part of Thieves. I could tell that there is a character driven back story that we've not seen yet. With the right amount of attention, I think we could possibly see that.