Polish director and visual effects artist Grzegorz “Greg” Jonkajtys gained critical acclaim a few years ago with his post-apocalyptic short “The Ark,” which was an official selection at Cannes. Throughout 2010, the award-winning director toured festivals with his latest project, “The 3rd Letter,” and the entire 15-minute short is now available online.
Described as a dystopian vision where humans utterly depend on bio-mechanical alteration to withstand the deteriorating climate, “The 3rd Letter” explores a future where health and well-being are still a privilege of the wealthy, and advances in technology haven’t solved any of the world’s problems.
The bleak and gritty visuals are the most impressive aspects of the film, and help to subtly build the foundation for a complex universe that definitely warrants further cinematic exploration. As for the characters, Jeffrey Brief is definitely not an individual you are meant to admire, and his unfortunate circumstance don’t even come close to justifying his final actions.
The 3rd Letter (Trzeci List – napisy PL) from grzegorz jonkajtys on Vimeo.
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I loved the visual style of this short, the feel of it reminded me a bit of Repo Men: The Genetic Opera. Was impressed with he quality of visuals in this short film.