“The Meadow” is a new silent short film from Dev Mitra and Simon Wu. The film is set in a futuristic society where virtual reality and technology have pretty much extinguished the craving to experience the real world and its environment. Barry Zhang plays the main character, a man who refuses to become addicted to technology like everyone else and avoids it whenever he can. He is a sort of outcast, but when he meets a woman with similar ideals as him, he finds new meaning.
One of the main takeaways is how great the visual effects look. All of the colors, textures, designs, and small details are really impressive, and are possibly the best part of this great film. The cinematography is also beautiful, especially this shot at a bar:
The film also does a great job at telling its story without any words. That can be scary to many filmmakers, but Mitra, Wu, and company were able to craft a powerful story purely through impressive visuals.
“The Meadow” is a unique and well-made short film that lives up to its ambitions. I strongly recommend this film and encourage you to share “The Meadow” around. Here’s the link to the film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-BIGfSYXQo