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Watch: ‘Echo Torch’ Takes You A Heartfelt Journey Between This World and the Next

Check out this science fiction short, which follows a photographer as he travels between worlds with a magical blue torch.

For those who like their ghost stories with a side of sweetness, there’s “Echo Torch,” a new film directed by Chris Preksta. The cinematic short follows a photographer who creates a torch that can pierce the thin boundary between our world and a world of ghosts and phantoms. The photographer, stirred by motivations that will be revealed in time, dares to navigate this newfound boundary between worlds, discovering beautiful echoes of the past and a dangerous creature filled with evil intent.

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Preksta, known for the popular YouTube series “Pittsburg Dad” (over 35 million views), is also quite familiar with creating science fiction content for a digital format: Besides directing for “The Guild”, he created the online web series “The Mercury Men”, which premiered on Syfy in 2011, and has won accolades such as Best Director in 2011 at the IAWTV Awards and Best Visual Effects at the Action on Film Festival in 2008.

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Professionally constructed with excellent visual effects, this atmospheric tale and mystery is warm, hopeful and at its core a story about love. Watch this exciting short for yourself below:

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