RISE is a concept short film starring the late and brilliant Anton Yelchin, Rufus Sewell, produced and directed by David Karlak. Lifting basic elements of the story from Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, RISE chronicles the plight of sentient robots and their will to live and exist in society among their human makers. This concept film is/was part of a larger campaign to get the film made. I hadn’t heard about it until today.
There’s a sequence in the film that’s almost a direct homage or recreation from a scene in the Animatrix. While the fate of Rise is up in the air, upon first look, this short film is not to be missed.
-Jaime for Shoulder of Orion: The Blade Runner Podcast