Check out the sci-fi thriller short film “Blackbird” below, directed by Mike Thompson.

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From the film’s Vimeo page:

A husband and wife debate the idea of uploading her consciousness to an AI after she’s impaired in a severe car accident.

Film Shortage:

Written and Directed by Mike Thompson

Produced by Laury Christensen, Mike Thompson, Thomas Johns, & Sarah East

Director of Photography – Thomas Johns


Chris Petty – Matthew Scott
Sarah East – Sarah Scott
Chris Taylor – Sebastian Synthetics Employee
Rebekah Lynn Dow (Voice) – Sebastian Synthetics Rep
Derek Sawyer – Chris
Elise McKenna & Jennifer Sparks – Office Workers


Adam C. Thomas – First Assistant Director
Tommy Baker – First AC
Russ Allen – Second AC
Sound Mixer – Tim Miller
Andrea Ahl – Production Design & Hair/MakeUp
Marshall Shartzer – Art Director
Kristina Kubrick – Costume Designer/Wardrobe
Janelle Stevens – Key Grip
Alex Lemon – Grip

Post Crew

Edited by Mike Thompson, Thomas Johns, and Austin Sheehan
Derek Sepe, MPSE – Sound Editor
VFX by Christopher Shiner and John Wheeler
Thomas Johns – Colorist
Andrea Acs – Trailer Editor


Camera – Sony A7sii
Lenses – Rokinon Cine Kit
Lighting – Quasar Science and Aputure
Edited in Premiere Pro
Colored in DaVinci Resolve