Trade pundits opine that sci-fi and fantasy films are difficult to be made for the short film market. Who better than the Late, great Albert Einstein to disrupt this train of thought? National Geographic will be launching a series of short films to promote their TV series that tells the story of Albert Einstein, ‘Genius’. The first film in the series is here.
The Instrument tells the story of a old man who owns a music shop. Inspired by Albert Einstein’s words, ‘Imagination is more important than knowledge’ and the idea that ‘Music is Physics’, he creates a machine that not just provides music but has an incredible result on the materials around it.
Music as a instrument in itself, as a weapon, has been used in some films, most famously in Spider Man 3. In the film, Spider Man uses music to defeat Venom.
While that might be an aggressive use of music as physics, Instrument comes up with a cuter, more romanticized use of music as an instrument.
The first film in the series is a great sci-fi film with a simple concept.