For those of you that don’t know, I’ve been doing a Twitter event called #SaturdayNightSciFi for over a year. It’s when a bunch of us science fiction loving nerds get together and watch / Live Tweet a film or TV show that I usually pick from Netflix, Hulu or some other streaming source. For this weekend (date of post) I wanted to feature some short Sci-fi / Fantasy films; particularly ones with creators of color to cap off Black History Month. My many thanks to Rod a.k.a. The 7th Matrix at the7thmatrix.com. He’s my goto expert when it comes to science fiction and fantasy content found online. Rod has cataloged hundreds of short films and webseries on his site, so check it out when you have a chance. When I asked him if he could help me out with some suggestions, Rod provided a list of films that we could enjoy.
HOW THIS IS GOING DOWN – Since these short films are on different platforms and have unique running times, I thought it would be easier if I included a PRESS PLAY time for each one. That way we could all start watching each film at the same time. As always, just look for my tweets under #SaturdayNightSciFi. You can watch them on this page (except Netflix) or you can click the links to watch in their own browser window. Enjoy!
10:00PM PRESS PLAY
A man who works as a human punching bag to relieve others of their stress gets caught up in a noirish mystery pertaining to a strange device that everyone’s after.
Writer Aiah Samba @
10:15PM PRESS PLAY
Electrogenesis (A Static Shock Fan Film)
Electrogenesis: A Static Shock Fan Film. Our film follows Virgil Hawkins at a time where he is not Static. A time between being just a normal teenager and a leader within the Justice League. It’s a journey of a man who has forgotten his destiny, to his revival as the hero he was always meant to be.
Director Harjus Singh @
10:30PM PRESS PLAY
The Courier (Sci-Fi)
When an eager young scientist finds the cure to the deadliest virus in history, she has to enlist the help of an unsuspecting courier to deliver the cure into the right hands… But, whose hands ARE the right hands?
Starring Reno Wilson (Mike & Molly) @
10:50PM PRESS PLAY
World Of Tomorrow (on Netflix)
A little girl answers a video phone and begins an extraordinary journey of memory and discovery guided by her own clone 227 years in the future.
Director / Animator Don Hertzfeldt @
Runtime: 16 minutes
11:10PM PRESS PLAY
A repressed woman murders her domineering father, freeing herself to pursue her heart’s desire. Using a local folk magic called “root work”, she conjures a demon to aid her in creating the man of her dreams– but soon finds herself in a waking nightmare.
Written and directed by Bree Newsome (Sister that took down the Confederate Flag) @
Runtime: 21: 29
11:35PM PRESS PLAY
Spider-Man Lives (Superhero) A Miles Morales Fan Film
In the wake of Peter Parker’s death, will Miles Morales find the courage to put on the mask and become Spider-Man?
Writer / Director Ivan Kander @