Sci-Fi Short Film “Final Offer” | A DUST Original Exclusive Premiere

Sci-Fi Short Film “Final Offer” | A DUST Original Exclusive Premiere


-Henry? Hi -What happened?
-Can I get you something to drink? -Some water would be nice -Sure Have a seat -Olivia, right? Yeah yeah we met at
the um at a bar last night -Henry I just want to say congratulations You have been selected for a
very exciting business opportunity -Okay uh no offense sorry I fell asleep on your floor
but I’m just gonna I’m not really interested in
what ever that is so Hey where is the um -Henry
-Hmm -Why don’t you come here Henry you’ve been selected to represent
your species in what is almost certainly the biggest trade agreement in the
history of your planet -My planet? -Gotta show you something real quick -Sorry I’m gonna Sorry
-Don’t be Disgust is a very very common reaction
I try not to take it personally -Oh that’s you? -We find on contact that species are more
comfortable negotiating with a representative that looks and speaks just like them So. My client is looking
to make an acquisition A very big one and we would love it if
you helped broker the deal -And what are your clients looking to acquire? -Your oceans -Oceans
-Yeah -Our oceans are not for sale -I’m confident we’ll get to a YES on this
-Why is that? -Well I do hate this part but under the terms of the treaty governing
this region we’re first bound to conduct a good
faith negotiation with a qualified representative of the affected species -So I’m the qualified-
and this is the good faith negotiation? -Exactly. Thing is if talks break down
in the treaty we do have the right to begin expropriation
proceedings -Ex-pro.. what is that? You’re just gonna take it?
-Between us you’re much better off just making a deal with my client
-This isn’t a negotiation at all this is this is extortion -In the long run we feel everyone benefits from an open and a fair trade policy -We don’t benefit. We
don’t benefit. We’re gonna die -Also we have five minutes left
-What? -That’ll cover the remaining time allotted in the treaty for the good-faith negotiation -No, what? This? No.
What do you mean, the whole thing? -Every species experience is the flow of
time differently so when we drew up the treaty everyone agreed this was like a
pretty reasonable amount -I can’t do this -Why don’t we talk terms
-No no -I understand your species
-No no listen I do traffic tickets You should be talking to the head of the UN or some big corporate… I’m not the greatest lawyer in the world
why would you pick me? -We’d love to take possession immediately My clients aren’t currently local to this system
but we do have a small wormhole we can just… -Oh Jesus
-…send the assets right through and we’re happy to dispose of any sea life that we find…
-I get it ….Or return it up to you -You didn’t pick me because I’m a good lawyer
you just had to pick someone I bet your little treaty there doesn’t say who you have to pick exactly
just as long as they’re qualified -There were a lot of variables that went into this
lots of moving parts -You stacked the deck -It’s only good business to take
advantage where we can -You know on your bad days you think
‘I’m the worst I’m the worst at my job’ In the back of your head you’re like
‘that can’t be true like statistically speaking that can’t actually be true
there has to be somebody worse out there’ -Henry Can I offer you a drink? With alcohol You like rum and cokes don’t you -Cuba Libre? It’s like the same thing only with lime in it -Here you go Thanks -So we understand that your personal
survivability post-acquisition is a sticking point and I shouldn’t be doing
this but I’m gonna offer you something very special
-Yeah? -We have a couple very lovely extra planetary habitats that are floating around that we’re just not using what’s -What’s that? Extra planetary..
Is that like a Space Station? -Yeah and they could easily be retrofitted for your species needs and frankly desires.
We could give you one the size of a small city You could bring a couple thousand
people with you -And I wouldn’t..Would I have to tell them what happened? -You could tell them whatever you want -So I could tell them I saved them.
That I swooped in last minute -You would be a hero.
Henry let’s do this I’m excited for you
Don’t you want to win for once? -I win sometimes well most of the time it’s when the cop
doesn’t bother to show up -Well we only have a few minutes left
-Wouldn’t be in business if it wasn’t for the no-shows -A wins a win -Is it? -We actually have a lot of paperwork to get through before we can -I’m just gonna take a look at this real quick Yeah here we go statute concerning the
appropriation of assets this deal -This deal expires in 60 seconds -The expropriating party will have the The expropriating party will have the right to commence a formal hearing in the jurisdiction of the opposing party…in the jurisdiction
of the opposing party that’s So that means that your clients
actually have to appear here today to begin the negotiations -Well that’s a minor detail
-And you said they were not local to this system is that correct?
-Yes -And so if I agreed you would just use your wormhole dealies and you would suck up all the oceans and that would be that -By the end of the day yes
-Earlier you said that every alien species experiences the flow of time differently
so approximately how long would it take for your clients to present themselves
here? -As you experience it? -Yeah -Three million years
-Mm-hmm they’re gonna no-show -You know what, I’m just gonna wait until they show up What was that -I’m sorry that was really unprofessional of me -So does that…Are you um…what’s happening? -Congratulations on a successful negotiation -I won? Is that what you’re saying? I won?
I won, really? Yeah You’re not gonna kill me now are you? -No I’ll send you back to the bar where we found you Have another drink you deserve it -You’re just not used to losing yeah that’s all -Well, this was supposed to be an easy one It was all set up -Oh -You know I used to be the best in the business This job is so lonely Nobody sees my true form without being
utterly repulsed it’s humiliating -I wasn’t repulsed It was just scary -Well, you haven’t had a win in so long Why do you think I’m on water duty?
Trust me there are better gigs out there -Believe me I’ve been there Look I know you almost just
destroyed all life on my planet but If you ever want to talk give me a call -As long as you promise not to try to kill
us all again -You know I did make one mistake You’re not the worst lawyer in
the world You know if you’re ever tired of traffic tickets Our firm is looking for a representative
in this solar system -Oh -Here You can fax me. They work quite
well over cosmic distances And Henry? If it’s okay with you I…
I might just take you up on that talk

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  1. A little backstory on Mark Slutsky and DUST. The first film to be on DUST was "The Decelerators" and the first Exclusive premiere on DUST was "Never Happened" – both by Mark Slutsky. We recognized his talent and thought he would be a perfect filmmaker for the first DUST Original short film. Hope you all enjoy "Final Offer."

  2. Hey Netflix here a cool idea for a tv series. The life a failed attorney, falling in love with a alien and becoming the best cosmic attorney the universe has ever seen.

  3. Smart, clever science fiction. What a refreshing change from the overblown Hollywood sci-fi crap. Love this channel.

  4. Why not offer up one or two jovian/saturnain moons with liquid underground oceans? In return for connection to the interstellar internet, and access to the galactic equivalent of Wikipedia? Sounds like a fair deal to me.

  5. Anna Hopkins showed a lot of suability in that character. A lesser actor would have lost me after three minutes. Well done all.

  6. As always DUST comes up with some fairly excellent short films I come to enjoy as often as possible. Thanks you 🙂

  7. This woman looks like a piece of art. Reminds me of Sade. Plus there's chemistry between the two characters. Plenty of stuff for a series. Please continue.

  8. I don't know if I enjoyed that because I wanted to slam that whale bitch or because it was really, really original, entertaining and well executed?

  9. A science-fiction lawyer comedy. Well written and well acted. The stereotypically "tastefully decorated" office is one of the funniest things about this piece. Congratulations to all who contributed to this skit.

  10. good stuff but what's stopping her from finding another lawyer to negotiate with? so long as one of them signs right?

  11. Now please, tell me how you can do this fantastic Shorts? I don't think this is low budget films, or you have a fantastic and very competent crew.

  12. You do all realize that this is just ONE interstellar company? The next interstellar company turned up half an hour later…and found a real chump…

  13. I'm just imagining that they end up taking our oceans, but then the reason Henry said "their not for sale" is because they already belong to something else, as we zoom into the ocean floor only to see massive sihloette followed by a monstrous roar

  14. When you go from sad dead beat in a bar to an Extra Terrestrial alien hustler/galactic rep in the span of 11 minutes whilst hooking up with a massive alien space whale.

  15. Umm..based on the dialogue leading up to it, HowTF would anyone draw the conclusion that the weird wall trick thingy was actually her? 🤔Helluva plot hole.. Made no sense & his acting made him seem like HE was the alien because he struggled to imitate basic human function

  16. Mars Moon others all gone…barren ..
    except Earth.

    Our trophy was the Giza Pyramid. It marked as a sign of " HandsOff". We are save for now.

  17. I'm making a SOYLENT GREEN cook book. Real Mexicans food with real Mexicans. Italian food made with real Italians. Because of the flooding and crop harvest failure, we have to make do in feeding the liberal cities. The conservative people get up every day and feed the socialist invaders in the cities. If we stop the costly transportation of food to the cities, we can use the abundance of SOYLENT GREEN in the cities and save transportation cost. If you look upon logistics, the cities are ripe with proteins. No need to be held accountable for the cost of feeding people who have embraced agenda 21. They have already, subscribe to the elites feeding upon children and have embraced that our planet needs to reduce the population. SOYLENT GREEN is people. The socialist cities have embraced that our planet has to reduce the population. Now is the time for SOYLENT GREEN to be fed to the population as this is what they want.

  18. LOL. Think about a NATIVE AMERICAN mixed blood twist. Just as the genocidal invasion into our country, this is not a difference of Native Americans selling out our lands. Search, SPANISH AND MEXICAN INDIAN POLICIES and learn that Spanish and Mexicans were invaders upon Native American lands. Mexicans say that they are taking back their lands and they are going to kill the white people and black people. This is funny. I look upon so much sci-fi movies in the prospective of the genocidal invasion into our country. Muslims say they are going to take over this country and Islam teaches to kill Jews and Christians. At what point will the true Americans realize that the illegal invaders upon our lands want to kill whites and blacks. I'm mixed blood NATIVE AMERICAN and you would pass me unknowingly. I know a good sci-fi plot as so often it relates to the native American genocide. Think. Our founding fathers had given thanks to the IRAQUOIAN NATIVE AMERICAN PEOPLE for the founding of the constitution of the United States. This is native Americans land and laws. 1985 blood quantum law eliminates 10s millions of native Americans having right to minority status. SOCIALIST run out of free stuff in their own countries and come here for free everything. Do you see what I see? It's very obvious and funny.

  19. What can I say.. So very entertaining.. Had to save it So I could watch it again. Thank you for right-on smart entertainment..ps. I'm a musician; I'd love to help or better write some music for one of your films.. I don't know how this works. But, I do have [email protected] Try it out, if u don't like it… There's the next guy… I want to be The Next guy.Thanks sincerely: Johnny Kemp

  20. Probably my favourite in the DUST series, great that it is an original. Clever dialogue, beautifully acted, poignant and funny.

  21. OK, that's the umpteen's short film that impressed me. Isn't there a festival somewhere where the fine people who dreamt this up can actually win an award for it?

  22. Indeed alien belongs to human right, he said the worst job in earth saves all humankind, every plot twisted were awesome and very entertaining

  23. If i was making this deal, my first thought would be "So your telling me, after you kill 99.99999% of the people on the planet, and no longer need the few who helped you out, you won't kill us too?" As above, so below…

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