A teaser of the highest quality, POLIS instantly intrigues with its narrative, effects and concept impressing simultaneously. Blasting into the collective consciousness through its sheer relentless energy, POLIS captivates throughout its minor five minute running time.
Considering the independent, small budget nature of the project, the VFX produced by Maxx Burman and his team astounds. (Almost) reaching the heights of the multi-million dollar infused Elysium, Burman’s effects bring Steven Ilous’ story to sublime life.
The underlying narrative thread of the protagonist and his seemingly omnipotent mother presents the strong case that POLIS has the potential, nay deserves, the full feature treatment post-haste.
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CAST: Parker Young, Dileep Rao, Mark Kelly
DIRECTOR: Steven Ilous
WRITER: Daniel Perea
SYNOPSIS: Set in the distant future, POLIS is a sci-fi thriller about David Porter, a young telepath whose search for his mother threatens to uncover a utopian society’s horrifying secrets.