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A Man finds himself in a locked room, trying to discover the right numbers in a combination lock. The clock is ticking as the music winds down.
You probably saw the movie THRESHER.
Physicists often speak of science from the point of the observer. Everything from smallest Plank's Constant to the entirety of the Universe from the view of the observer.
With this perspective in mind, how even the speed of light changes in relation to the observer, the next chance you get, find a somewhere where you can take a long moment to look at people from an elevated place.
I don't mean look down on them. Height doesn't make you better than anyone.
I mean simply observe from an elevated place how small we are as we go about our lives. Within an earth covering atmosphere only a few miles thick, no more than the skin on an apple, we encompass a space only a few feet from the ground up.
With that perspective in mind, now think of Cosmic Horror and how infinitely insignificant an alien power (not necessarily from another world) would need to flex, to move such human ants from their surface.
Imagine the indifference of a conscious tornado or hurricane, merely a few hundred feet high.
Scale that up by the square to include imaginary demigods.
Now bring all that indifference of perspective back down to the scale of those tiny individuals whose reality - wholly from their own perspective - is being so suddenly, impossibly, terrifyingly distorted.
Imagine what goes through an ant's mind the first time its little body is lifted by a mere breath of wind and blown out into the void.
This short was made by a Los Angeles based group of professionals including Music Video director Michael Dahlquist aka Mike Diva and Guillermo Del Toro (MIMIC, BLADE II, THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE, HELLBOY, PAN'S LABYRINTH).
Directed by Michael Dahlquist and Sam Shapson
Starring Nick Gregorio, Douglas Olsson, and Ruben Pla.
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