True Skin: A Sci-Fi Short

by: Katie Grimmer

October 18, 2012

Imagine a world where being organic means you’re in the lowest class: you’re on the streets, you have missing appendages, you’re able to die. This is the world where director Stephan Zlotescu brings us in the sci-fi short, True Skin.


In the not-too-distant future, everyone is changing his or her body, even the cats. They are exchanging their eyes and limbs and other unmentionables for robotic versions. The narrator and main character moves to Bangkok to find a chip on the black market. Little does he know, it’s a classified prototype and now his enemies are out to get it back from him.

And thus begins the short film’s journey to figure an escape plan, which ends with his surprising options.

Zlotescu, who has previously worked with Kanye West and Lady Gaga, filmed the short in Bengkok with his team N1ON, comprised of Chris Sewall and a man who calls himself H1. They are hoping to use this short to launch a feature film.


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