By Michael Urbanski | Drama
A woman gets a mysterious serum in the mail. And it's strangely similar to the research her scientist brother has been conducting.

Claudia Fischer discovers a mysterious package on her doorstep one day. When she enlists her scientist brother to determine its contents they discover the liquid inside bears a resemblance to the research he’s been conducting for the past 10 years.

Soon they’re faced with a decision about what to do with their discovery — and their decision may change the future of the world.

This short sci-fi drama may have mysterious cures and serums, but at heart it’s really about a family struggling with the realities of cancer — about trying to live in the face of a devastating diagnosis and confront fears about losing our loved ones.

As a result, writer-director Michael Urbanski’s script is unusually heartfelt for a film in the genre and is attentive to the anxieties and tensions that come up with families have to work together to deal with a loved one’s illness.

The film is anchored by a performance by character actress Julie McNiven, know for her recurring roles in shows like “Mad Men,” “Supernatural” and “Stargate: Universe.” She captures the nuances of caring for someone with a terminal illness, struggling with their own emotions while trying to maintain a semblance of strength for the people around them.

“Injection” is fascinating because it essentially looks at how advances in science and technology affect ordinary human beings — how most people simply want to help themselves and the people they love. The film keeps its eyes firmly on this intimate human scale, grounding its drama in a situation that many sadly grapple with in real life. But what plays out still shows that the smallest decisions can add up to change the course of history.

You Might Also Like:


By Benjamin Bee | Drama
An ultra-orthodox Jew hasn't seen his identical twin brother in years. But today is the day of their father's funeral.


By Kaveh Mazaheri | Drama
Her husband has an accident at home... and she just watches him die.

Stealing Silver ft. Maisie Williams

By Mark Lobatto | Drama
A woman confronts a painful time in her life after discovering the truth about a mysterious old man living across from her.

Joseph’s Reel

By Michael Lavers | Romance
An elderly man, upon dying, is given the opportunity to relive one day of his life.


By Devon Manney | Animation
Returning to the U.S. after losing both arms, a veteran battles phantom pains, prosthetics and memories of his pre-war life.

Hold On

By Charlotte Scott-Wilson | Drama
A young cellist develops stage fright after one of her cello strings comes lose during an important performance.

Don’t Be a Hero

By Pete Lee | Drama
A middle-aged woman battles her loneliness and boredom by robbing banks in the guise of a cowboy on her lunch break.

Our Kind of Love

By Elham Ehsas and Azeem Bhati | Romance
An Afghan village girl goes on her first date in London.

Lost and Found

By Andrew Goldsmith and Bradley Slabe | Animation
A clumsy crochet dinosaur must unravel itself to save the love of its life.

Edmund the Magnificent ft. David Bradley, Ian McKellen

By Ben Ockrent | Comedy
A once-legendary farmer takes a chance and invests his life savings in a thoroughbred piglet.


By Joe Gillette | Romance
Two strangers, trying to avoid the crowd at a wedding reception, end up making an unexpected connection.

Exit Strategy

By Travis Bible | Sci-Fi
A man in a time loop must work with his brother to prevent a catastrophic fire.


By Georgi Bank-Davies | Romance
A young woman wakes up in a strange place, with a strange guy. Then, she start to piece together how she got there.


By Joey Ally | Romance
A couple's love life begins to slump, forcing them to reconsider the relationship and confront how intertwined they've become.


By Mark Ram | Drama
Two friends climb a mountain, connected by a rope. But when one falls, the other's life hangs in an unstable balance.

Your favorite short films you haven't seen yet.

Inspiring and insightful. Entertaining and enlightening.
That's what you can expect here: no fluff. Just a steady
stream of the best films delivered to your inbox.