An RSA Films/RED Cinema Production
Loom was written and directed by Luke Scott, son of Ridley Scott and nephew of Tony. It features Giovanni Ribisi and Jellybean Howie. Cinematography by the great Dariusz Wolski, ASC. The gorgeous dark short film is a cooperation of RSA Films and RED.
Loom was shot on RED Epic in 4K 3D in the tone and style of Ridley Scott's dystopian Blade Runner to showcase the prototype 4K REDray 3D laser cinema projector. The piece was crafted to test the limits of the colour range and exposure, allowing viewers to see fine details even in extremely low light scenes.
RED initially presented Loom at the 2012 NAB Show on April 2012 and recently President Jarred Land released it online via Reduser, the company's forum.
The film follows a lab tech (Giovanni Ribisi's character Tommy) who genetically modifies meat and begins a dangerous at-home experiment. Loom ends with a monologue taken from the conclusion of Darwin's Origin of Species, leaving many of the story's questions left unanswered.
"There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved." says Jellybean Howie's character.
You can download a high-res 1728x720 (1.7GB) version of Loom here.