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    Wed, 31 Jul 2013 11:57:00

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    The Final Moments of Karl Brant exclusively premiered on Nerdist.com. The short film was unveiled last week at Comic-Con to a packed crowd, rightfully so. It's one of the best things we've seen in AGES! Imagine what the world would be like if you could remain alive in a digital state after your physical body dies? That concept is explored here. It fucks with your mind, doesn't it?

    Written and directed by M. Francis Wilson— the visionary behind the cult graphic novel Fluorescent Black—this enigmatic sci-fi thriller stars Paul Reubens [Pee Wee Herman] and Janina Gavankar [True Blood, The L Word].

    The fact the man who played/plays Pee Wee Herman stars in this short film is EVEN MORE of a reason to see it.

    Did we mention we can't get enough of this short film?

    Let us set the table for you before YOU watch it.

    The film is set in a dark future where experimental technology allows two detectives to bring a murder victim back to life in a digital state so that they may question him about his final moments. Brant is based on Wilson's feature script for Digital State, a complex sci-fi crime drama set in the gothic and stylish world shown in the short film.

    "I'm excited about the idea of copying memories into code," said Wilson. "Imagine for a second that, after your body dies, you can go on living in a digital state. This technology, which is currently on the horizon, will challenge our definitions of life and death. It makes a great basis for a high-tech crime story."

    We live in a digital age, so that thought is very realistic at this point, which makes this film all the more compelling.

    The Final Moments of Karl Brant is now online YouTube.com/Nerdist and Nerdist.com.

    Don't delay in watching it. Pull up a chair, grab some popcorn and a large Diet Dr. Pepper and watch. Or a coffee!

    It will thrill you and it sets a new standard in short filmmaking and is brilliant with its concept of and perspective on the future.

    Did you love The Final Moments of Karl Brant?

    —Maggie Pannacione

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    Tags: Janina Gavankar, Pee Wee Herman, Paul Reubens

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