Launch Pad Alums David Lynch & Keith Lynch Release Sci-Fi Short Film “Trial”

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Launch Pad alums and ’s high concept sci-fi short film TRIAL has gone live and is already garnering the filmmakers serious buzz as a featured short on shortoftheweek.com.

Written and directed by the Brothers Lynch, the short is produced by of and stars , , and . The story follows a quadriplegic soldier who goes through a pioneering mind transfer procedure in order to live a new life — but the procedure goes horribly wrong and results in dire consequences.

Trial is a teaser short for the brothers’ forthcoming sci-fi thriller debut RESIDUAL. The script landed in the top 5 percent of the 2015 Launch Pad Feature Competition and was an Academy Nicholl Fellowship Semi-Finalist and a Screencraft Sci-Fi Competition Finalist. The full-length feature combines elements of The Bourne Identity and Total Recall for a high concept premise set in a futuristic world filled with unexpected twists, yet grounded in reality.

The filmmaking duo recently signed with of . Their first short film Dual premiered at the BFI London Film Festival while their action-comedy screenplay Sitting Ducks was one of just 20 scripts selected from 1,900 for the BBC Writersroom scheme in 2012. They also directed the short Old Habits which premiered at LA Shorts Fest ’14.

Watch Trial in full below:

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