By | Posted on 18 August 2012

“ROSA is an epic sci-fi short film that takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where all natural life has disappeared. From the destruction awakes Rosa, a cyborg deployed from the Kernel project, mankind’s last attempt to restore the earth’s ecosystem. Rosa will soon learn that she is not the only entity that has awakened and must fight for her survival.” ~


I found ‘ROSA’ while perusing the web a couple weeks ago and thought it was pretty cool. Granted it’s been out there for a while so you may have seen it, but it’s an interesting short I still wanted to write about.

‘ROSA’ was created entirely by Jesús Orellana who not only was the sole force behind the film, but he did so on NO budget in the course of a year, which is pretty impressive. I’ve tried my hand at animation. It is a difficult thing to do. I’ve probably started three or four animated pieces in the past year and got as far as the first scene before moving on to something else due to my own lack of technical expertise on the subject. (Let’s just say my characters look like they were drawn by a six year-old on crack and like to walk with a limp.) It’s not an easy task and getting the details down and looking great is extremely time-consuming, so it’s hard not to appreciate the level of detail and work that Jesús Orellana put in here.

Thankfully I’m not the only one who appreciates the hard work and dedication. ‘ROSA’ had an extremely successful festival run since its debut and has even garnered the attention of Hollywood. As a result, 20th Century Fox will be working with Jesús Orellana to create a Live-Action Feature and if that is anything like the short, than it should be a pretty great feature and definitely something worth seeing!

‘ROSA’ is available to view online for free on the official site: ROSA Official Site (If you didn’t watch it here.) You can also keep track of any news and updates there and on Facebook!


Carrie Hildebrand

Carrie is a writer with a passion for art. A self-proclaimed geek from Wisconsin, she loves everything from steampunk to scifi to anything indie and is more than happy to bombard your timelines with whatever she finds. When she’s not working as a writer or an artist, she masquerades as a hatter, works at a bank and just for the heck of it, drives a hearse.

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  • Matthew Drummey

    Great article and quite an interesting little movie, hopefully FOX do adapt it and adapt it well.

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