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“Picture Wheel” Sci-Fi Short Film – DUST Exclusive Premiere


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  1. Arno Viktor Author

    I thought that by realizing that he's creating a new picture wheel (of memories), he'd ultimately decline to go out with the new girl..but that'd be idealistic I suppose. We all are driven by our base instincts and want to be happy at all costs in the present moment.

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  2. Punky Wunky Gaming Author

    Brilliant short movie with a deeper meaning.
    As an audience we can all relate to the "emotional shackle" that hangs over us like a dark cloud fogging our senses, thoughts and feelings. As well as making new memories and moving-on from the past that holds us back; feeding our anxiety and paranoia.

    Great piece of work and love how it was depicted, bringing a metaphor to life – a visual representation of the human psyche.

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  3. lzeph Author

    For those who'd like to hear the song that goes with the end credits, you can view the film in full, unadulterated by Dust, here:
    https://vimeo.com/203547420
    The end song begins just after the 12 minute mark.
    I would encourage Dust to rethink their policy that allows them to dub their own channel promo over the endings of the films they showcase here. Unless there's no sound at all during the credits (as was the case with a more recent film), this practice is terribly disrespectful of both the film makers and the audience.

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  4. ursaltydog Author

    "Just doing his job"…. helping people feel more.. to get out of their "facebook" memories.. their drudgery.. to actually feel human.. feel pain. happiness..

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  5. RAFIK S. Author

    I like this one. So from my perspective, haunted by our bad memories we can't see anything but them and the guy with the cart is "time" we still have to pay to get rid of our metal wheel then we build new ones, first happy picture in our memory wheel?
    It could be something totally different though. Lol

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  6. Rev. David Lee Thompson Author

    Ah, the sigh of "letting go" of pictures in one's mind, emotional memories done and seen only to breathe afresh of more things yet touched upon, or are they private, only the beholder to be seen. Tis the normalcy of bespoke treasures, memories of the sockdolager file, it riles them to believe that yee perceive the web they weave, so keep on feeling free… just sayin.

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  7. Dexxter Author

    That was really deep but in a strange way. I am glad I managed to get rid of many pictures from my wheel, but still have a few remaining.

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  8. Kelly Fishbeck Author

    I'm willing to believe that the composer to the ending music didn't intentionally rip off Tom Waits' Rain Dogs… but… they totally ripped off Tom Waits' Rain Dogs. (link: https://youtu.be/qTlkVTwMLFs?t=27s )

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  9. James Wilmoth Author

    Once again he seeks to persuade me with wisdom of this age. Once again I smile at his feeble attempt and wonder at the One who kept me safely these seven years come September. Only this One knows what shall be around the corner. Only this One knows. But he reminded me two days ago, "Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward." Under the sun, this wisdom is as good as it gets. But I will know if man can walk on water. I love you, Rachel. See you soon!

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  10. While Away Productions Author

    Great idea. I like how you pretty quickly normalised the picture wheels. I wasn't sure why he could see the big, bearded guy's turmoil near the start by just walking past him whereas he had to touch the cart at the end to see his own…

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  11. Yves Nyfeler Ph.D. Author

    wearing a few arbitrary polaroids is ridiculous makes zero sense and therefore the whole premise cant be taken seriously in the first place.

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  12. Martin Aas Andersen Author

    When i read the description i thought it would be some high tech thing or projected in their mind, not just a ring with some polaroids attached to springs 🙂 Just choose some other polaroids if you want to forget that image (havn't watched past the opening scene yet) or take the whole thing off?

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  13. Timothy Kelley Author

    I liked it up till the end when they started over. If you love, and truly love, u get caught up in the NOW, not the past! "Become totally empty. Let your heart be at peace. Amidst the rush of worldly comings and goings. Observe how endings become beginnings. Things flourish each by each only to return to the source. To what is, and what is to be…"

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  14. Dan Harvell Author

    This short not only entertained me, but looked right into my brain and exposed my own Picture Wheels. Those damned things have been ruining my life for over 20 years. What an amazing film!

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  15. Michael Nambiar Author

    I don’t understand… why after all that, finally removing the metal band holding people back… were metal bands added again at the start of this new relationship?!?!?!?

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  16. Richard Dominguez Author

    the writers did a brilliant of using this idea as a metaphor for people who let the misfortune of their past weigh them down and keep them from moving forward, but even better was the salvation from those memories that came from a source you would least expect (homeless guy … Angels are everywhere). it didn't escape my notice that if you take a deep breath and take a good look around you will notice that there is a new beginning (co-worker) waiting for you … lovely job guys, well done … thanks for the upload

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  17. Alan Grey Author

    Absolutely brilliant. It is hard-sometimes impossible-to let memories go. It's not just about holding on to negative memories, sometimes holding onto good memories are just as bad for you, if not worse. One day I'll share my story and hopefully someone will benefit from it, but until then don't let your memories(bad or good) prevent you from experiencing the life you deserve. You only have so much time.

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  18. Susan Rushing Author

    David the scene where Elliott gave over his wheel brought tears to my eyes. I really connected with story and wanted to thank you for bringing it to life. It was amazing and beautiful…if only it were that easy😞

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  19. Dave Scott Author

    Anyone else feel like they swallowed a grapefruit. Dam the time we give people that shouldn’t even matter anymore, or that will never come back, it is a shame. I will not be pathetic anymore, Tamara I wish you a wonderful life, but it’s time I let you go, I need to live my best life and it doesn’t include you.

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  20. Navid Sablaghi Author

    This is definitely one of my favourites because I can relate to it. I really wish that my parents instead of still wearing it to this day they had taken it off after their separation that happened 10 years ago. Yeah I know even after 10 fkn years they still go on about it and at war with each other. Since then I’ve been dragged into their past and bad memories which has caused me to live with all their fights, arguments, what happened what didn’t happen and a awful lot of bad and sad memories. That is why it’s effected my future and my progress in life. If only my mind and thinking was spent on to moving on and my future, leaving the past in the actual past and behind, I would be in a completely different situation.

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  21. Bill Wampler Author

    Awesome ending. Just as I was thinking, "Ok this one is teaching me to let go of my baggage" , they both get new head bands. OMG, please save me from my self.

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