Brothers Juan F. Orozco and Esteban Orozco have debuted Singular, a visually interesting sci-fi short film set in a world where everyone has superpowers, except for the protagonist Andy.
We started thinking about superpowers, but we talked a lot about that, you know, when you hear stories about superpowers, you start having the feeling that people need to have some kind of ability or superpower to be special, Esteban Orozco tells ILoveShortFilms.com. "That’s when we started thinking about what to be special really means, and then we came up with the idea of having this world where everyone has superpower except for the main character."
Shot in a junkyard over "three long nights," Singular may serve as a springboard for a feature film from the Orozco brothers. Watch the short below.
In an America where everyone has superpowers, Andy, the only kid who doesn't have one, struggles to escape a group of bullies led by Sofia, who just wants to make Andy's life more miserable than it already is. But what begins as an ordinary 'everyday' beating ends up spiraling out of control, putting our hero in a life-or-death situation where courage, leadership and sacrifice will guide Andy -- and Sofia -- to discover the true meaning of "being special."