Future PerfectA time capsule from the end of the world
A child draws a picture of his parents, and the illustration takes prime spot on the kitchen corkboard. After a while, the picture is taken down and buried as part of a family time capsule. Forgotten, the time capsule lies dormant for eons - until, in a distant future long after the end of humanity, the drawing is excavated by an alien species.
Over the course of its 5-minute runtime, Future Perfect offers audiences a mundane portrait of family life, a morbid documentation of the decline of civilisation and a disturbing glimpse of what might come next.
Sean Mckenna skilfully repackages high-concept science fiction for the short film format - thanks to a simple, effective narrative conceit, satisfying practical effects and a deadpan narration from Julian Barratt (The Mighty Boosh).
Festival selections include: Encounters Film Festival, British Shorts Berlin, Aestethica Short Film Festival, Reykjavik Film Festival.
Selected by leading shorts platform Short of the Week.