Raze of the Cyborg

In the violent underworld of a future Asian city, a group of cyborg criminals abduct women to sell into sex slavery. When they abduct Grace, the girlfriend of an assassin, he seeks out the help of a black-market surgeon who convinces him that there's only one way to save her: become a cyborg himself.

  • Young-H. Lee
  • Young-H. Lee
  • Young-H. Lee
    Executive Producers
  • Peter Huang
    Executive Producers
    10,000 Miles, Battle for Skyark
  • Ken Chou
    Executive Producers
  • Alice Guo
  • Young-H. Lee
    Key Cast
    "Kuang "Berserker" Feng"
    Daredevil, Gotham, Blue Bloods, Mulan
  • Fox Lee
    Key Cast
    The Rope Curse
  • Sean Liu
    Key Cast
  • Pei-Xiu Wu
    Key Cast
  • Michael Huang
    Key Cast
    "Mr. Chen"
  • Gareth Wood
    Sound Designer
  • Young-H. Lee
    Visual Effects
  • Yung Chen
    Visual Effects
  • Alice Xie
    Visual Effects
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    Sci-Fi, Action
  • Runtime:
    25 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 1, 2020
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  • SITGES - International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia 2020
    October 8, 2020
    European Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Trieste Science+Fiction Festival
    October 29, 2020
    Italian Premiere
  • Berlin Sci-Fi Festival 2020
    November 27, 2020
    German Premiere
    Official Selection
  • FilmQuest
    United States
    November 3, 2021
    Regional Premiere
    Official Selection, Nominated for Best Sci-Fi short and Best VFX
  • Other Worlds Film Festival / Under Worlds Film Festival
    Austin, Texas
    United States
    December 3, 2020
    Best Director, Best VFX
  • Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival
    New York City, New York
    United States
    September 17, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Sci-On! Science + Fiction Film Festival
    Reno, Nevada
    United States
    May 4, 2021
  • Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival (MiSciFi)
    Miami, Florida
    United States
    February 26, 2021
    Best Score, Best VFX
  • Oregon Short Film Festival Summer 2020
    Portland, Oregon
    United States
    August 16, 2020
    US Premiere
    Best Action Film and Best Sci-Fi Film
  • Independent Shorts Award
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Best Sci-Fi Short
Director Biography - Young-H. Lee

Young-H. Lee graduated from NYU with a masters degree and began working professionally as an actor, director and VFX artist. He has appeared in shows such as Netflix's Daredevil, CBS's Gotham, Blue Bloods, Madam Secretary and Disney's upcoming Mulan live action film. As a VFX artist he has worked on commercials for many international clients including Budweiser, Jim Beam Whiskey, Geico, Frito-Lay and Oreo.

In 2008 Young-H. Lee became a fellow for the prestigious Busan Asian Film Academy which was a catalyst for him to return to Asia to make films. He worked as an action and VFX director for Zhong Ji Yi Ban 4 which was one of the top shows of China in 2016 and served as a VFX supervisor for the Golden Horse winning feature film of the internationally renowned horror video game Detention.

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Director Statement

Raze of the Cyborg is a labor of love that's taken me nearly 4 years to complete. From writing, directing, starring, editing, doing VFX for and even financing it, it's a once in a lifetime project for me that I've literally bled to make.

Inspired by films like Taken and Robocop, as well as games such as Deus Ex: Human Revolution, I wanted to explore human cyborg augmentation and the limits one person will go to save a person they love: Would I be willing to amputate my arm for a robotic replacement if it gave me the strength and speed to destroy my enemy?

It’s a question that arises from our own inevitable future of cyborg augmentation and the choices we will one day face as societies become progressively reliant on technology to survive. By focusing on the frontiers of this technology at its infancy (just twenty years into the future when robotic arms are advanced, but not superior to their natural, organic counterpart), the choice to become augmented becomes an act of self-sacrifice.