True Skin

This short film is set in the not-too-distant future where everyone is augmenting their bodies. The story’s hero can’t afford to augment in the U.S., so he heads to the black market of Bangkok, where he gets hold of a mysterious chip that he discovers is slowly turning him robotic — and is a hot commodity wanted by shadowy forces. Stephen Zlotescu directed the short and produced it with his cinematographer, who goes by the name H1.

Zlotescu and his partner, VFX producer Vlad Caprini, are set to provide the visual effects for the adaptation through their VFX company Opticflavor. The firm is a rising entity on the VFX scene and its work has been featured in music videos for such artists as Kanye West and Lady Gaga.