Keir Dullea encounters a mysterious object, in a scenario reminiscent of the penultimate scene from Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey that he appeared in over forty years ago.

This teaser short/faux commercial was developed to publicize the speculative NAU future design concept: Immersive Cocoon from Tino Schaedler and Michael Brown. Live action was filmed multi-camera, against greenscreen atop a backlit plexi floor. Mr. Dullea was then integrated into an entirely digital set personally created and rendered at 1080HD.


  • Vimeo Staff Pick.
  • Official Selection to OneDotZero 2011 Film Festival, Future Cities. BFI Southbank, London.
  • Mundos Digitales / CG Architect Best Architectural Film/Animation Nominee (Non-Commissioned), 2012
  • Closing film, Carnival of Darkness 3 Film Festival. Hollywood, CA.
  • 2013 Selections to LoneStarCon3 Film Festival, Tri-Cities International Fantastic Film Festival and the Hollywood Fringe Festival.
  • Displayed at PBS Public Media Commons, St. Louis, Sept. 2014.
  • Featured in 2011 Autodesk Design Visualization Reel/ECS advertising and Chaos Group's 2011 Film & VFX Reel.
  • ~ a million plays. Featured on 500 plus sites inc.: Slashfilm, Ain’t It Cool News, CGChannel, Motionographer, Iso50, Gizmag, AdLand, Treehugger, Yatzer and the Herman Miller blog.


Director/Producer/Editor: Oliver Zeller
Production Designer: Tino Schaedler
Music & Sound Design: Steven Chand

VFX Supervisors: Oliver Zeller & Quan Tran
3D CG/Set Designer/Compositor: Oliver Zeller
Compositing Lighting TD/Tracker: Quan Tran
Compositors: Miguel Bautista & Anthony Vu
Graphic Designer: Ken Leung
Character Storyboard Artist: Manuel Plank-Jorge

Director of Photography: Shaheen Seth
Gaffer & Key Grip: Tshaka Brookes
Camera Operator: Joe Anderson
Digital Intermediate Technician: Alexander Peterson
Makeup Artist & Stylist: Laura Pugliese

Executive Producers: Michael Brown, Tino Schaedler
Co-Executive Producers: Pia Habekost, Jean-Lucien Gay