Voice Over screen shot (Kamel Films)

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How a Good Narrator Can Mean Life or Death on Mars

28 Jan , 2013 by

Stranded on an alien planet, ejected from your burning ship and with only minutes of breathable air left, your chances of survival look slim indeed. And with — something — tearing holes in your suit, you’ll likely be dead before you know it.

That is, of course, unless you have a good narrator.

“Voice Over,” a short film directed by Martin Rosete, puts you in this and a couple other similarly precarious situations, each seemingly bleaker than the last. Through it all a narration by Feodor Atkine underscores the hopelessness (in French, with subtitles) until the final reveal, which… well, I won’t spoil it for you. All I’ll say is it’s well worth 9 minutes of your time.

Watch the video below.

(Quick warning: a couple of parts are slightly graphic.)

I must say, I couldn’t help but feel like I was watching a film version of a Choose Your Own Adventure book.

Voice Over
Starring Jonathan D. Mellor and Feodor Atkine
Directed by Martin Rosete
Produced by Koldo Zuazua, Sebastian Alvarez, Manuel Calvo, and The Rosete Brothers
Cinematography by Jose Martin Rosete
From Kamel Films

h/t to io9.com

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A graphic designer in Rhode Island, Jason writes about space exploration on his blog Lights In The Dark, Discovery News, and, of course, here on Universe Today. Ad astra!



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Laurel Nendza
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January 28, 2013 7:06 PM

That was cute. Well the end anyway.

Simon Donaldson
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January 28, 2013 7:29 PM

A fantastic short film! Cute, seriousness, sci-fi, realistic – very much enjoyed smile

Foomandoonian
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January 28, 2013 7:29 PM

“Slightly graphic”

patrice galacteros
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patrice galacteros
January 28, 2013 8:36 PM

Cute yes ,but If it si not against space what is it to be against space ?

Bobr
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Bobr
January 28, 2013 11:05 PM

The message is: Drugs are bad!
Since the number 3 is so prominent through the clip, I’ll give it a 3 out of 10.

thomas
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thomas
January 28, 2013 11:51 PM

FYI, the voice over is the french Hugh Laurie (House) voice.

Igor Vasilev
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January 29, 2013 1:02 AM

It’s like The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, only French.

PhelanKA7
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PhelanKA7
January 29, 2013 1:36 AM

This was the Frenchest thing I’ve ever seen.

thomas
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thomas
January 29, 2013 10:39 PM

you should travel more

Coacervate
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Coacervate
January 29, 2013 7:38 AM

Des paroles aux actes est un grand espace.

From word to deed is a great space.

Lorin Ionita
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Lorin Ionita
January 29, 2013 8:29 AM

Bleak until the end. I think the music score is more revealing for the end of the action. That’s why every action that preceded death had a disturbing sound attached to it and the end was all merry and jolly.

Torbjorn Larsson OM
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Torbjorn Larsson OM
January 29, 2013 9:54 PM

Ah! “A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…”

Eh, no? “There can be only one”.

Huh! “Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water…”

WTF!? “To boldly go where no man has gone before”.

Um, ok.

Aqua4U
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January 30, 2013 12:37 AM

“Ça sert à quoi?” Glorious or ignominious death? Oui?

Robert Michael Gomm
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January 30, 2013 9:00 AM

Wow, just wow, powerful stuff.

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