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‘STRYKA’: Watch This Funny Space Heist Short Starring Rupert Friend In Futuristic Brooklyn

Directed by Emily Carmichael, the sci-fi comedy is about the inner life of a reptile alien thief.


Emily Carmichael is back with a new sci-fi short film titled, “STRYKA.” Starring Aimee Mullins and Rupert Friend, the comedy is set in futuristic Brooklyn and takes a look at the inner life of a reptile alien thief.

The film starts with Stryka (Mullins) in a therapy session, talking about her partner Callen (Friend) and how she is searching for more opportunities. She expresses that she’s been stealing and working with another thief and is too scared to tell him. As she starts planning a new scheme with her new partner in crime Peterson (John Behlmann), she finds herself torn between the two guys since they both want to execute their plans at the same time.

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The nine-minute video is quite impressive as it takes a journey though the heroine’s internal thoughts.

“A stoic alien warrior character like Stryka is expected to be left of spotlight, unwavering in her loyalty, but this film invites us to hear her desires and anxieties, and for once imagine what her journey might be,” Carmichael, who also wrote the film, explained to Short of the Week. Krista Parris and Adam Spielberg produced the short.

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For the indie helmer’s next project she is teaming up with Steven Spielberg’s Ambling Entertainment, Simon Kinberg and Colin Trevorrow for the film titled, “Powerhouse.” The project is an original story, written and directed by Carmichael, and will be a family action package that will demonstrate the director’s skills.

For now, enjoy “STRYKA” below:

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