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After years of waiting for a signal from home, Takumi and his toy robot companion receive a message that they will be returning to their home planet. Suddenly he's faced with a choice to follow his cosmic destiny or pursue the love of his life here on earth.

  • Jody Wilson
  • Jody Wilson
  • Marc Petey
  • Jody Wilson
  • Dave Maharaj
  • Zach Steele
  • Ryan Petey
  • Stephen Robertson
  • Kohei Shinozaki
    Key Cast
  • Elizabeth Davison
    Key Cast
  • Stephen Robertson
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Drama
  • Runtime:
    21 minutes 36 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 10, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    50,000 USD
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital (Alexa)
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35 (SCOPE)
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  • Student Project:
  • 41st Boston Sci-Fi Festival
    February 10, 2016
    North American Premiere
    Honorable Mention
  • Newport Beach Film Festival
    Newport Beach, California
    United States
    April 23, 2016
  • Big Island Film Festival
    Kona, HI
    United States
    May 28, 2016
  • Fantaspoa
    Porto Alegre
    May 13, 2016
    Brazilian Premiere
  • FilmQuest
    Salt Lake City, UT
    United States
    June 18, 2016
    Best Sci-Fi Short Film
  • Marfa Film Festival
    Marfa, TX
    United States
    July 16, 2016
    Texas Premiere
  • Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN)
    Korea, Republic of
    July 26, 2016
    Asian Premiere
  • Hollyshorts
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    August 14, 2016
    Winner: Best Sci Fi
  • Oldenburg International Film Festival
    September 17, 2016
  • Toronto After Dark Film Festival
    October 20, 2016
    Audience Award - Best Canadian Short Film - Bronze
Director Biography - Jody Wilson

Jody Wilson is an emerging filmmaker who got her start in the industry through visual effects production at Digital Domain in Los Angeles in 2009. In this capacity, she has had the opportunity to work with such directors as Joss Whedon, Marc Forester and David Fincher, from whom she has learned invaluable amounts about her own craft as a director.

Jody grew up in a small mountain town in Western Canada and studied Writing for Film at Vancouver Film School in 2003 before moving to Los Angeles to study producing at the New York Film Academy. A VFX production position on the film Ender's Game brought her back to Vancouver in 2012, where she lives currently and just wrapped post production on her short film, Indigo, that she funded through Kickstarter just weeks before the team went to camera last October.

Jody is passionate about writing and aims to tell stories that evoke deep emotion by exploring different aspects of the human condition. The only thing she loves more than writing is directing the stories that she writes. She's a collaborative filmmaker who loves putting together teams of passionate crew who believe in the story and can bring their best to the project. She is currently writing a feature film and submitting Indigo into festivals world wide.

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Director Statement

Indigo was fully funded by supporters during our Kickstarter campaign that ended just a few weeks before we went to camera.
When writing Indigo, I always knew I wanted this film to take place in Japan, right from the conception of the first character. After the script was finished, I started to think in more detail about the tone and style I wanted to execute the story visually and what I came up with was to create a film that is stylistically inspired by a graphic novel or anime. From the look of the actors to the colors and props used in the production design, my goal was to create a world that could easily be imagined in the pages of a comic book.

The genre of Indigo is what I call a nu-science fiction or Lo-Fi Sci-Fi, which deals with fantastical themes from an organic/human/emotional point of view. My goal was to tell a story that the audience would be able to identify with one of two theories; a more clinical/physiological explanation or an extraterrestrial, other-worldly influence.

Indigo exposes many not-so-pretty aspects that come along with being a human; depression, trauma, drug addiction, obsession, the feeling of not fitting in and being homesick for somewhere you've never been. My goal was to harmoniously communicate how spirit and science work together to create the human experience. I wanted to give the audience an opportunity to decide for themselves what's really going on in our main character's life - is he simply a very troubled young man who is out of touch with reality or is he in fact a cosmic prince with an important mission to get home? There is always more to everyone than we may first assume.

I hope you enjoy watching our film as much as I enjoyed creating it!

Thank you again for your consideration.


Jody Wilson
Writer/Director/Executive Producer