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Ruin: A Stunning Short Sci Fi Film by Wes Ball

Ruin by Wes BallRuin is a fantastic short sci fi film directed by Wes Ball.

The movie is just 8 1/2 minutes long but is totally stunning both with its rich post-apocalyptic scenery and its action packed sequences.

Reminiscent of some of the other great sci fi shorts that I have featured previously (see related articles bellow) Ruin is absolutely top-notch not only with its dazzling creative vision but also with its captivating, breath-taking execution: this short needs to be a feature film!

Wes Ball is a (clearly very talented) graphics designer who has been working on Ruin at Oddball Animation for the last two years. I am very much looking forward to seeing what his current project – In Search of Humans, is going to look like when it is finished.

If, like me, you enjoy short, action packed, animated sci fi films, chances are you are going to love Ruin:

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  • jojo

    i’m liking this more plz

  • https://www.singularityweblog.com/ Socrates

     Just follow the “Related Articles” links at the bottom of the article friend. All of those are pretty awesome short sci fi films!

  • Anonymous

    Kind of a Terminator: Salvation feel to it.

  • Andy_oly

    Movie please.

  • GamerGuy

    Please make a game about this! and it better not be a crappy one either!

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  • Ryan

    It’s called Half Life. Kind of…

  • Blind_sniper47

    future bikes obviously don’t have a right hand throttle…

  • https://www.singularityweblog.com/ Socrates

    How about a steady gas button or steady throttle? 😉

  • Jaque wells


    This certainly raises a lot of questions that would love to be answered!

  • Spencerspot

    Make the whole movie.  We will watch it.  We promise.

  • LiamOSU

    I have no idea what I just watched but I’m pretty upset it’s over.

  • Cain5188

    I have a few questions…

     Why would anyone jump off their motorcycle at high speeds like that (obviously destroying it), when it’s probably your only mode of transportation?What kind of highly developed, technologically advanced, combat machine would shoot missiles that can’t move faster than a motorcycle?
    Lastly, why the hell would he drive his motorcycle into a pitch black tunnel with no light on? There were tons of obstacles he could have hit if it wasn’t for the missile’s lights. 

    Seriously.. did this guy think about a little concept called COMMON SENSE before he made this video..

    Just.. awful. Don’t even get me started on the dynamics of the POV. 

    Please take some time to think out your videos before you actually make them.

  • Umberto Valenti

    thats awesome! Great video i love what you’ve done in 8 mins keeps you on your toes to see how it’s going to end! Wish you best of luck on your career!!

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  • Time009

    its a movie for a reason. Besides that, if jumping off a motorcycle to kill a machine trying to kill you was the only way to live, you’d probably sacrifice your motorcycle to save your life too. Also, I’m sure he had some knowledge of the missiles function and probably knew the missile’s lights would turn on. And you probably didn’t think that the missiles were designed to maintain a slower, constant speed that way they could chase their targets more efficiently as to be more effective in a city-like environment, like the one in the video, with many sharp turns, drop offs, walls, etc. Maybe you should take some time to think out your comments before you actually post them.

  • http://viruscaptive.com/ Facebook Password Security

    It is a film for a reason. By the way, if you jump on a motorcycle, a machine that is trying to live the only way that sacrifice probably his motorcycle, killing to save her life was to kill. Also, I’m sure he had some knowledge of the role of missiles and probably knew that the rocket lights turn on. And you can not believe that was the rocket designed to keep a slower pace, which could at a constant speed so to pursue their goals more efficiently than to be more effective in a city-like, such as that in the video, with many sharp curves , slopes, walls, etc. Maybe you should take some time to think about all the feedback, before they actually publish.

  • McGoogan

    Captivating. How’d his cap stay on?

  • But…but…

    Sorry, but I have to agree with Cain5188, and for the very same point you bring up, Time009: it’s a movie. The whole idea behind movies aren’t that they be realistic, but that they suspend disbelief. You are supposed to be engrossed in what’s happening n the screen to the point of forgetting it’s not real, for however long it runs. If at any point you have to rationalize the events or character behavior in order to keep going, the movie has failed.
    Kudos for being visually stunning; but please fix the plot holes before submission. I will say, holes and everything, I still watched until the end & enjoyed it.

  • Guest

    this has no story…

  • http://www.facebook.com/mentalcapacityzero Jeremy Bergener


  • guest

    Over all very cool but plz when you take something from reality don’t muck up the small details (throttle hand is your right hand on a bike) i know for most ppl its not a big deal but for me it broke the suspension of disbelief right there… just something to keep in mind :)

  • Greatwhitewest

    Very cool.  Well done.  Wets the appetite…

  • Gorth

     AAugh!  That sword in the throttle hand thing drives me crazy!  It wouldn’t be so bad if he wasn’t obviously accelerating at the same time.  Seven minutes in, really enjoying the animation, and BAM! I get pulled right out.

  • http://www.gearaffiti.com Bilal Shaheen

    i am waiting for the sequel …

  • IceBeam

    Odd that NBC are using scenes from this short in a trailer they made for new show. Hopefully they didn’t just nab em: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwfCRAtkYEI (about 1.07)

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    Cool.. make it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/craig.p.lafferty Craig Pwii Lafferty

    That’s amazing.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/bbcarmi Blair Benjamin Carmichael

    Should of lost his hat as soon as he took off on the bike. Then as he walks away at the end, pulls another from his back pocket.

  • billy

    dude you need to make this movie way longer that was awesome

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  • http://www.isustainableearth.com/ Sustainable Earth

    I would watch the full movie, love the plot!

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  • big popa

    hmm he uses a resonating blade like the one from raiden in metal gear rising videogame

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  • http://ellenensher.com/ Be a Mentor

    Hahaha I felt the same way!

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  • Danny

    Meh…let’s see you do better.

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  • DesertSun59

    As much as I enjoy scifi, it must have a plot and it must be internally consistent. This had none of that. I’ve watched it several times and found more and more flaws each time, too, since I was hoping to be MORE intrigued each time. The only redeeming feature of this short vid is that it’s WELL DONE technically. Now, someone give the videographer a SCRIPT to follow.

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    really stunning sci fi

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