"THE SHAMAN"is an epic short sci-fi film that's been making a splash. The trailer garnered over four million hits on YouTube prior to its premiere at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. Far from being just another proof-of-concept piece, "The Shaman" is an ambitious short that packs the impact and aesthetics of a Hollywood blockbuster into just seventeen minutes.
"The dark year 2204, in a world that has seen 73 years of continuous war. Recently mankind re-discovered the arts of Shamanism. The Shaman’s school of thought believes that every person or object has a soul. During battle Shamans step over into the Netherworld to find and convert the souls of their enemies’ giant battle machines. This tactic enables a single man to overcome an invincibly seeming steel monster.
This is the story of Joshua, a Shaman, who is sent on a mission to convert the soul of a giant battle colossus. He does not yet know that the soul is prepared for his coming and that the deadly psychological soul-to-soul confrontation in the Netherworld will be on eye level."