Sci-Fi Short Film "FTL" | Presented by DUST

  • Published on Jan 5, 2019
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    "FTL" by Adam Stern
    A lone astronaut testing the first faster-than-light spacecraft travels farther than he imagined possible.
    Ethan Kane, a NASA Astronaut and decorated pilot, has recently retired from active duty to spend more time with his wife and young son. As he tries to adjust to a quieter life on the ground, he’s approached to fly one last mission...testing the first faster-than-light spacecraft. While the world watches, Kane takes The Longshot on its maiden voyage.
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Comments • 10 122

  • Mary joy Gelizon
    Mary joy Gelizon 16 hours ago +1

    If only we could live long enoigh and survive future wars to see this happen

  • clive bodden
    clive bodden 21 hour ago

    OMG this is dope 🔥 ..why is this not a movie

  • ferdz ferdztech
    ferdz ferdztech 21 hour ago

    im scared, they even know where u from...hahaha

  • Happy Messakh
    Happy Messakh 23 hours ago

    Alien 1 :
    this man is fat and too many calories let's return him to earth
    Alien 2 : shit when I hope Taylor Swift will come

  • Gustavo Ritterstein
    Gustavo Ritterstein 23 hours ago


  • Info Hub
    Info Hub Day ago +1

  • Doctor Ostrow
    Doctor Ostrow Day ago

    Moral: "We know where you live."

  • mark jaycox
    mark jaycox Day ago

    there is no void. there is no void. what there is is space you are not conscious of: 10,000,000,002,019. The moment you define eternity, eternity can define you.

  • Toronto
    Toronto Day ago

    Please make another one that is longer

  • Patrick Perry
    Patrick Perry Day ago

    Corn. Pone.

  • just1certifiable

    Nice story, maybe there are some benevolent off-world or dimensional entities somewhere... That seems doubtful to me though. Probably because the ones we have among us use us for food, experimentation, energy harvesting and in general have kept us as slaves that are trapped and recycled longer than we can remember.

  • Idontneednostinkingchannel

    "Just Jack.." - but where is our $400,000,000,000,000 space buggy? Hello GEICO..

  • zozon
    zozon Day ago

    Nice fiction but out of DOOME nobody can ! We are in God cage ,do u understanding that peoples ???????

  • Jimmy H
    Jimmy H Day ago

    Hmmm. A few points.
    Why is flight control blacked out in the dark??? "FTL "burn"??
    They 'burn' liquid fuel for an FTL drive????
    During an experimental flight, no helmet required? Hmmmm??
    When there is a "WARNING: Hull breach", or even before, I think they would require helmet ON as a protocol. Just a little safety thing.
    Bastard Aliens saved the pilot but stole our tech! ;)

    ACADIA COPIA Day ago

    this is like sitcom or really bad soap opera levels of drama. the acting is so bad

  • Mark Condrey
    Mark Condrey Day ago

    Yes you definitely have a gift. This has all the makings of a great movie, or a series!

  • Sevin Poe
    Sevin Poe Day ago

    "I'm from the Government and I'm here to help".

    • Darkened Armor
      Darkened Armor 22 hours ago

      Sevin Poe I’m The Android Sent By Cyberlife

  • александр киверин

    Фильм Бомба.

  • Anoosh Asadi
    Anoosh Asadi Day ago +1

    No Sci-fi ! It is just FICTION(full of scientific errors)

  • helmosso
    helmosso Day ago +1

    Excellent short.
    Can someone tell me who the funk music is from at the beginning? So much!!!

    • Blade Veescious
      Blade Veescious Day ago

      Hi - the funky music at the start is from the Album, “They only come out at night”, Edgar Winter’s group when Rick Derringer was with them. That Album also had the big hit Frankenstein.
      This is Johnny Winters brother.

  • John Tat man
    John Tat man Day ago

    Why don't the idiot put his helmet on before the hull breach

  • bibirel
    bibirel Day ago

    Nice ! The voices could be a bit louder tho(comparing to sound effects and backround music)

  • Nicolas Vatinelle

    a civilisation tiers 5 on going since eons ..... manufacturing a recepter energie from sun with world rings ... awersome thougth dude... you may got it rigth... I hope for our sake !

  • Matt Follie
    Matt Follie Day ago

    fantastic! two thumbs up

  • Mc Panik
    Mc Panik Day ago

    This was horrible!

  • Elisabeth Rødahl Meese

    the twins

  • James
    James Day ago

    No such thing as 1st contact

  • Vio
    Vio Day ago

    Where's the Ben Prunty soundtrack?

  • Neil Amalfitano
    Neil Amalfitano Day ago +1

    Continue with this story line I love it

  • eric moss
    eric moss Day ago

    Ummm, the pilot is not believable -- he'd be a lot more focused, and not fall apart. He'd have his helmet on at the first sign of de-pressurizing, and be recording everything happening. Think 'The Martian', not emotionally fragile amateur. OTOH, nice warp bubble.

  • Andrew Ponti
    Andrew Ponti Day ago +1

    Amazing cinematography, acting and story all round! Loved the "make it so" bit as well. Glad first contact was with a benevolent race and not the Klingons. If it were the Vulcans first contact after warp speed, he would have been returned, but only after being told how "reckless" humans are :D

  • UnionofSouls
    UnionofSouls Day ago +1

    I LOVE THIS CHANNEL!!! Its so deeply creative and well organized....there is ZERO space for criticism when everything is so purposfull and opens the doors to incredible possibilities for the human story....where will we go from here? What is humanity's next destination...or destiny? Have we done this before...or is it in a time yet to come? Ever wonder where we get these ideas? George Lucas once said that he already knew the entire star wars story when he was 3 or 4 years old..
    'Wonder' is the force that drives us toward understanding who we are and where we came from....

    • DUST
      DUST  Day ago

      That was well said - thank you for the support and glad we can inspire :)

    • UnionofSouls
      UnionofSouls Day ago

      ...I bet there isn't a single human being that ever looked up at the night sky, who didn't have a thought that started with the words "I wonder...."

  • TimesThree
    TimesThree Day ago

    And the alien taxi left the meter running.

  • msa reverof
    msa reverof Day ago

    Won't he travel time too, seems like he and people on earth experience the same time

  • Pavan Inventions

    OSM 😍♥️ but what are thoz 😎

    WIND TALKER 111 Day ago

    Absolutely brilliant, Great short!! Better than Hollywood is putting out all day long. BRAVO!!!☆●☆●☆●☆●☆●

  • Jonathan Poisson

    Alien police : what’s your species
    Humans : i’m a human sir
    Alien police : ah another one send him back and say hi to Neil Armstrong for me tell him it’s fuyger

  • Pam Miller
    Pam Miller Day ago

    Aliens are not friendly folks dont be deceived

  • elvis star
    elvis star Day ago

    Oh... Wow! Breathtaking Film

  • Jay Sinha
    Jay Sinha Day ago

    why didnt the dude put on his helmet, as other astronauts do?

  • Ori Rosengarten
    Ori Rosengarten Day ago

    This guy is vampire Benny from Supernatural

  • NYCSayy Sayy
    NYCSayy Sayy Day ago

    I would love to see this full movie

  • SketchyDJM
    SketchyDJM Day ago

    13:07 Looks like he got probed good.

  • Toady Home
    Toady Home Day ago

    Damn I left my flip flops on Mars.

  • Chris Ackerley
    Chris Ackerley Day ago

    Bravo! Well done!

  • saeed zare
    saeed zare Day ago

    the is no hope to push boundary of light speed even we cant reach the 10% in the near future

  • Thunder_Mouse_2014
    Thunder_Mouse_2014 Day ago +1

    "First contact is wha-waay above my pay grade." That goes on the list of best lines EVER!

  • Xavier Matews
    Xavier Matews Day ago

    Very Good! :D

  • James T. West
    James T. West 2 days ago

    fantastic piece... much respect

    BILL MURRAY 2 days ago +1

    Interesting to be watching this in the 50th Anniversary year of Apollo 11.
    This would be a perfect fit for
    The Twilight Zone OR
    The Outer Limits.

  • shivam kumar
    shivam kumar 2 days ago

    All film difrent

  • Sylwester Woodest
    Sylwester Woodest 2 days ago

    they sent his copy back

  • Senor Cabeza de Grande

    Not much of a plot

  • Richmond the Goth
    Richmond the Goth 2 days ago

    Government comes in, takes him away for study, makes him human guinea pig for rest of life.

  • Denny Hayes
    Denny Hayes 2 days ago

    Stupid over emotional movie. Must be some kind of pilot film that didn’t go anywhere

  • T4AVideos
    T4AVideos 2 days ago

    Excellent film. A breath of fresh air among all those alien invasion movies!

  • Chris Barlow
    Chris Barlow 2 days ago

    Why can't this be a bit better? "1/4 impulse", "five by five", wearing a flight suit but no helmet, arriving in "high orbit" but not having a velocity vector that makes sense, not pointing in the right direction for the return, distracted by photo in an emergency, family of pilot left at home on their own during mission, and decidedly boring emphasis on "the family". Really. Could have been so much better.

  • Remus Sebastian
    Remus Sebastian 2 days ago

    Cum o poți opri la punctul stabilit dacă ai o asemenea viteza incredibila....

  • Malakie Usn
    Malakie Usn 2 days ago

    Someday... we will know.

  • Denny Allen
    Denny Allen 2 days ago

    made no sense

  • Kenobe Trader
    Kenobe Trader 2 days ago +1

    This is a great short film! Wish it was longer!

  • Gary G
    Gary G 2 days ago

    OK. One of the best I've seen in a while.

  • Brian Gibb
    Brian Gibb 2 days ago


  • Thomas Hynes
    Thomas Hynes 2 days ago

    He is now a hologram...

  • Abraão Pina
    Abraão Pina 2 days ago

    Uber 👽

  • Wonder Woman Smith
    Wonder Woman Smith 2 days ago +1

    Love this! 😉👍👍👍👍

  • Otis Brown III
    Otis Brown III 2 days ago +1

    Wow !!! That was my first DUST short I've ever seen and it was Off the Chain great. Still though if humans can't live together on their own planet, we shouldn't even bother about whats in space..., good movie though. I just tend to look at things from another perspective and always tread carefully...

  • Jeff Doe
    Jeff Doe 2 days ago

    His spaceship was impounded

  • Joe Gambo
    Joe Gambo 2 days ago

    That black man is a bad actor lol. Totally ruins the feel of the scene.

  • Joey J
    Joey J 2 days ago

    Just wait until he gets the towing bill.

  • vamsi miriyala
    vamsi miriyala 2 days ago

    Aliens at my Home
    :captain finds out how aliens know his address
    hint : wifey

    • Dally H.
      Dally H. Day ago

      what are you implying, exactly?

  • C C
    C C 2 days ago


  • C C
    C C 2 days ago

    I bet he took a massive dump after that jump!

  • Red Alpha
    Red Alpha 2 days ago +4

    This was by far the best one! Awesome story. Really enjoyed it. 10star!

  • david hollyfield
    david hollyfield 2 days ago


  • ståle hansen
    ståle hansen 2 days ago

    Theer IS NO SPACE!!! Wake up!

  • FREE ROAM Gaming
    FREE ROAM Gaming 2 days ago

    What is the budget of this short film

  • Terry Blanchard
    Terry Blanchard 2 days ago +1

    What a beautiful time travel ship. Good story end, because nobody knows how their life ends. It's always a surprise. Great visuals and shows the greatest attention to detail, where it really counts: Art and Love!!

  • Wahyu Mardiarto
    Wahyu Mardiarto 2 days ago

    None of the characters is older/younger?
    Theory says time ticks slower/faster than the other end when you clock at FTL.

    • emdoub
      emdoub 2 days ago

      With a voyage of less than an hour overall, the difference would be too small to notice without instruments.

  • Bruce McNair
    Bruce McNair 2 days ago

    Great stuff!!👍

  • ThePariss333
    ThePariss333 2 days ago


    • Vio
      Vio Day ago

      and spellink

  • Ghostdog4
    Ghostdog4 3 days ago

    I'm surprised and Astronaut would fall apart so easily

    • Vio
      Vio Day ago

      Can't all be as hard a gangsta as you.

  • tundrasheep
    tundrasheep 3 days ago +4

    Second time I have watched this, same reaction. Love it !!! Thanks for making it. Love from Iceland.

  • Brainism Thoughtism
    Brainism Thoughtism 3 days ago +1

    Well Don't and very captivating! Most certainly would like to know what followed his return!

  • Andrey V
    Andrey V 3 days ago

    How the hell did he get through TSA check points so easily lol

  • Supernaut
    Supernaut 3 days ago +1

    Justin Beiber approves this video.

  • Neal Scotto
    Neal Scotto 3 days ago

    Did I missed something
    I am Totally lost.

  • Dustin Askew Guitar
    Dustin Askew Guitar 3 days ago

    Fantastic !

  • John Johnson
    John Johnson 3 days ago

    A tale of love, family and magical freaken aliens.

  • plebny
    plebny 3 days ago

    WOW!!! Fantastic.

  • andy humphrey
    andy humphrey 3 days ago

    now!! thats a star ship!!

  • regoat
    regoat 3 days ago

    To meet strangers, good. After the meeting, clichés. Poorly done

  • Sally Rae Rogers
    Sally Rae Rogers 3 days ago

    Those aliens have good GPS!

  • Nathan Cramer
    Nathan Cramer 3 days ago

    Dude... that's how they watch us. Incredible. Pretty good!

    • Vio
      Vio Day ago

      Not very subtle tho.

  • van hill
    van hill 3 days ago +3

    you just put hollywood to SHAME !! that was really great!! and i subscribed ..please please do a part 2

  • Phil Driver
    Phil Driver 3 days ago +14

    i would love to see a 2 hour version of this . amazing

  • Durakken
    Durakken 3 days ago

    Excellent start to a non-existent series... Make it now.

  • Dean Shaw
    Dean Shaw 3 days ago

    A true work of art.

  • Neo Srdjan
    Neo Srdjan 3 days ago

    A new CINDERELLA ..from 21st century.. with the single Main Motive. How to enslave human emotions and keep them into deep sleep. Cheers!

  • George Parigian Jr.
    George Parigian Jr. 3 days ago +5

    I think the aliens sensed how much he wanted to return to his family. Perhaps they realized his ship would not make it back so they returned him in a gesture of peace and goodwill.