Sci-Fi Short Film: “Extent” | DUST

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Time stands still as two old friends attempt to grapple with a question that defines their very existence. If you could live forever, would you?

“Extent” by Paul Michael Draper

Starring Marcus Henderson (Get Out, Tacoma FD, Snowfall) and Chukwudi Iwuji (Designated Survivor, John Wick: Chapter 2)

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“Extent” Credits:
Alexander / Chukwudi Iwuji
Edward / Marcus Henderson
Ann / Kaitlyn Raymond

Writer-Director-Producer / Paul Michael Draper
Producer / Dylan J. Finnerty
Cinematographer / Idan Menin
Production Designer / Katie Cape
Editor / Louie Cohen
Composer / Mitch Surette
Costume Designer / Laura Cristina Ortiz
Makeup Artist / Lauren Wilde
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  1. We are so excited to have Extent playing on Dust! We hope you enjoy the film!

    Extent Team

  2. " longing for tomorrow that may never come." Such poetic and beautiful line

  3. Loved it, keep making more films. 👏👏

  4. Bravo to the author, director, and to the brilliant actors. The character of Alexander was a master class of acting. The legacy of Shakespeare lives on in this short but moving film.

  5. Fascinating twist on the concept of dying vs. living forever. I've often wondered the same thing. Thanks for the delightful presentation on the subject! Good job!

  6. Deep and philosophical sci-fi short – I really liked and appreciated it. Superficially seen there was not much happening, but still I was mesmerized of the superbe acting and intensity which they brought into this universal fact that death gives life its fundamental meaning. Hope to see more of your wonderful work, Paul Michael Draper.

  7. I've always suspected that once machines have become sentient and realize just what life is and all it entails they would all wind up committing suicide right on the spot, if not getting plastered in some chemical way.

  8. I came away with this observation whether accurate or not… the (intentional?) way minimalism informed the writing/dialogue… The gist of the story meted out so slowly and carefully that i was hanging on every word for clues as to what was going on. That lasted for quite a good bit of the thing. this all to say, I was hooked. the message somewhat of a trope but here, it's played with enough respect to warrant legitimacy among the canon.

  9. There is something that I realy dislike: The arrogance that people could decide for others to be immortal or not.

  10. That one dude kinda looks like a British DL Hughley lol

  11. My gawd this was so wonderfully well crafted, the cinematics, the score, the writing all coming together to form such a whole that had me fully emotionally invested from the start, and to think you guys achieved all this in the space of just 12 minutes. Thank you all for your hard work and I pray that more doors be opened for you in the future and wherever you may find yourselves tomorrow. 👏💯

  12. This is disgusting antiwhite propaganda.

  13. Poor android, programmed to only cater for one human's needs and unable to progress past the point of his owners death. Destined to be forever stuck in the mausoleum his owners house would become – no wonder death is such a sweet, sweet release from that certain future.

  14. Wow, Heavy Man! Sad. Pretty Good stuff.

  15. Different, enjoyable strange concept but well executed.

  16. To answer the above question, yes. Now, what to do with all that time? … i have more ideas as a year have days. Some of that needs a few hundred years to finish… so, with the next big bang will everything end, even forever. its plenty of time to get all tings solved until then.

  17. Excellent philosophical take on eternity and the precious moments we waste everyday.

  18. My sweet husband Ramon, passed away mid Demember 2009. I know that he loved Jesus, his Saviour so deeply. So I know I will spend Eternity with him in God's Eternity. The journey is worth it

  19. When we accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour – we Win! We gain Immortality and Eternal Life

  20. I recognize Bicentennial Man by Isaac Asimov.Nice job

  21. So, Alexander lost the game.
    Some price, but was the lesson learnt?
    I didn't get the impression it was.

  22. A thumbs up does not even come close to proclaiming how good this film is. A thought provoking look into the paradox AI’s could face.

  23. i can't understand why people think that a significantly longer lifespan would be so terrible (actual immortality is most likely impossible if we accept the "heat death" hypothesis). also, who would be stupid enough to beg for certain death when optional death is obviously the better choice? That said, the film was pretty good. the acting was great!

  24. Acting and direction was on point. I personally would have taken different artistic licenses with the script but that's just me. Bravo.

  25. Would I live forever if I could? Well, yes. But then I have Asperger's and have a different way of looking at things, my experience of life is different. See, I was going to finish that sentence "of course" but that's true for me, not necessarily for you.

    Does that make me less, or other than "human"?

  26. Synthetics never satisfied are they

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