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Short of the Week
Fantasia Film Festival
In The Palace
Bermuda International Film Festival
Bucheon International Fantastic Fest
Chattanooga Film Festival
San Francisco Indépendant Film Festival
Nantes Utopiales: Mention Spéciale
Boston Underground
Through the Looking Glass
Stuff MX
Special screening at Boston Institute of Contemporary Art in conjunction with an exhibit on Huma Bhabha.
CUFF: IFP Audience Award

An abandoned robot awakens alone in a junkyard. He travels home, to his creator's ranch, to see if the love he feels is returned.

Written & Directed by: Will Welles
Starring: Rhys Coiro & Douglas Tait
Cinematography: Arseni Khachaturan
Edited by: Chris Rand
Production Design: Nathally Botelho

From Georg Csarmann:

“Welles’ 18-minute film combines the sprawling landscapes of the Western, with some futuristic practical FX work, to create a soulful short that orbits around a truly odd couple.”

“Welles establishes a meditative, melancholic mood with the aid of the film’s beautiful score and striking cinematography by Arseni Khachaturan, whose compositions perfectly captures the vast desert landscapes and the more intimate, nightly interiors. Rust in Peace feels as if Harry Dean Stanton had been replaced by a desolate robot, walking through the secluded locations of Paris, Texas or Lucky, contemplating the duality of its/his eminent death with the looming sense of some unknown past, while taking in the short glimpses of the beauty our world has to offer.”


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