Sci-Fi Short Film “FTL" | DUST

A lone astronaut testing the first faster-than-light spacecraft travels farther than he imagined possible.

"FTL" by Adam Stern

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Ethan Kane, a NASA Astronaut and decorated pilot, has recently retired from active duty to spend more time with his wife and young son. As he tries to adjust to a quieter life on the ground, he’s approached to fly one last mission...testing the first faster-than-light spacecraft. While the world watches, Kane takes The Longshot on its maiden voyage.

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Sci-Fi Short Film “FTL" | DUST


  1. DUST


    Prieš 3 mėnesius

    Want more DUST? Check out the latest short film "LIMBO" and get lost with us: One man's search for his kidnapped daughter causes his reality to unravel.

    • Flyboy1960


      Prieš 24 dienas

      Noooooooooooooooo...NO more fucking DUST

    • Фуркан Динчеров

      Фуркан Динчеров

      Prieš 26 dienų


    • Фуркан Динчеров

      Фуркан Динчеров

      Prieš 26 dienų


    • dylan Matthews

      dylan Matthews

      Prieš 28 dienų

      very enjoyable

    • Andy Man

      Andy Man

      Prieš mėn

      lol, i read that as LMBO (laff my bum off)

  2. samuel johnson

    samuel johnson

    Prieš val

    This was the first Dust film I watched. Around July of 2019. Still one of my favorites.

  3. Mark Enriquez

    Mark Enriquez

    Prieš 5 val

    And then the snake in his belly leapt out of his mouth and ate his wife and child, and thus shat one million killer alien snakes which would destroy the Earth. Now that's a proper science fiction ending!

  4. Mike Elchert

    Mike Elchert

    Prieš 5 val

    This is my very favorite sci-fi production since 2001: A Space Odyssey.

  5. skeglar


    Prieš 20 val

    So . . . What was the point of this film? Ended leaving me feeling very unsatisfied and like I wasted my time watching. No plot whatsoever.

  6. DJ TBOne

    DJ TBOne

    Prieš dieną

    Travels faster than light, doesn't age. Comes out of FTL. Everyone else dead for years. LOL

  7. varujan aharonian

    varujan aharonian

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  8. orbe 55

    orbe 55

    Prieš dieną

    Make this an actual movie holy crap dude I need to know what those anonalees where

  9. Fast Flame

    Fast Flame

    Prieš 2 dienas


  10. Jithin Joji

    Jithin Joji

    Prieš 2 dienas

    wait if the guy travelled faster than light doesn't that mean he travelled back in time. or he went into the future and so the future earth and how it was controlled and filled with robots which help other beings such as the astronaut to go back to where he is from. ya

  11. Ekanga Attah

    Ekanga Attah

    Prieš 2 dienas

    I love it

  12. Nicolas Santana

    Nicolas Santana

    Prieš 2 dienas

    Me gusta eso tipo de películas

  13. Nicolas Santana

    Nicolas Santana

    Prieš 2 dienas

    Me gustaría verla entera me podrías decir dónde se puede ver esa película

  14. Eric Claeysens

    Eric Claeysens

    Prieš 3 dienas

    beautiful !!!

  15. حسن الطائي

    حسن الطائي

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  17. N0nc0mpusmentus


    Prieš 4 dienas

    Why is he flying a astero?

  18. Eneas Tavora

    Eneas Tavora

    Prieš 4 dienas

    Well done!

  19. Ann Schrimpsher

    Ann Schrimpsher

    Prieš 4 dienas

    So, I have questions and I need answers. When is part 2 coming out?

  20. 無名


    Prieš 5 dienų

    很好看 但劇情後面我有點看不懂 照我理解太空船是被外星人強制拉過去嗎? 因為太空船失控時飛行方式跟當初去到火星的方式不同 沒壞之前在通道飛行 故障飛行時像空間轉移

  21. Onesimo Arriaga

    Onesimo Arriaga

    Prieš 5 dienų

    Alladin is permissable tenure from 5666

  22. Hark May

    Hark May

    Prieš 5 dienų

    was that a plot twist at the end? hes a hologram? look closely at the aliens you can see a windows logo

  23. Richard Ward

    Richard Ward

    Prieš 5 dienų

    Best Dust episode ever for me. Have watched this three times already. Hope there is a sequel to this.

    • Mike Elchert

      Mike Elchert

      Prieš 5 val

      Agree wholeheartedly.

  24. 1vyrs


    Prieš 5 dienų

    space angels bruh

  25. King Bob

    King Bob

    Prieš 5 dienų

    We're sorry to bother you here is your man. Have a good day. Lol

  26. Dimas Pangestu

    Dimas Pangestu

    Prieš 5 dienų

    Cara mengakses ini film gimana

  27. Chris Babaero

    Chris Babaero

    Prieš 5 dienų

    This actually happened to me when I disappeared over the weekend. That what I ttold the wife anyway‼😄😂🤣

  28. Chris Babaero

    Chris Babaero

    Prieš 5 dienų

    Dont want to get slammed for body shaming but this astronaut seemed to have had to many jelly donuts. Probably what caused the initial system failures lol

  29. Frank Bushnell

    Frank Bushnell

    Prieš 6 dienų

    Technical Error: After a communications blackout in transit, on arrival at Mars, the communication delay will still be (in the order of) twenty minutes before Earth control receives a signal to say he's arrived. Normal conversation with Earth will still be impossible due to this delay, as there will be (about) forty minutes delay between speaking and receiving an answer. But why is the ending so utterly lame ? With a better ending, this could have been the pilot episode for a great TV series !

  30. gorgeou8


    Prieš 6 dienų

    And of course, this film can never be completed without the done-to-death character... a young kid holding his toy. It never fails to appear in any American film, including short films.

    • Hark May

      Hark May

      Prieš 5 dienų

      man cynical YT comments section... don't worry about the excellent modelling and great acting when you have a keyboard and a heart full of spite

  31. Kristi Robertson

    Kristi Robertson

    Prieš 6 dienų

    The defiant innocent marginally need because girl univariately injure till a loud ink. one, tacky gender

  32. Aegelis


    Prieš 6 dienų

    Favourite part was when the astronaut went from stasis to inhaling as if it were his first breath, like when God breathed life into Adam. Wonderful thought that there are "fixers" in the universe who gracefully set things right.

    • Lapid Palid

      Lapid Palid

      Prieš 6 dienų

      he never made it home - transporters are murder

  33. Jarret Chambers

    Jarret Chambers

    Prieš 6 dienų

    21 hours later...they must of been probing him that whole time...

    • pumelo1


      Prieš 5 dienų

      The drive have mulfunction, he may have flown so far that he was once another part of the galaxy, though I have no doubt that he was probably being tested!

  34. woo_rsv71


    Prieš 7 dienų

    4:15 ‘What’s that flashing!’ ‘We’re losing a deflector shield.. Go strap yourself in, I’m going to make the jump to light speed’

    • Hark May

      Hark May

      Prieš 5 dienų

      that's no moon

  35. Tw][sTeD


    Prieš 7 dienų

    The aliens probably thought this human must be sent back or he'll destroy our planet just like they've destroyed there planet, they voted unanimously to send him back asap. The aliens made the right choice. They chose right.

  36. Tino BéoÚ

    Tino BéoÚ

    Prieš 7 dienų

    name film pls

  37. Aniruth Dinesh

    Aniruth Dinesh

    Prieš 7 dienų

    Aliens' breaking news: irresponsible human found speeding, deported.

  38. Piyush Badhe

    Piyush Badhe

    Prieš 7 dienų

    So it is a warp drive ⚡

  39. Rick Norman

    Rick Norman

    Prieš 8 dienų

    sent him back with a note requesting foreign aid money

  40. Escape Felicity

    Escape Felicity

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  41. Doc Slaughter

    Doc Slaughter

    Prieš 8 dienų

    My favorite Dust to date! Well done, well done

  42. itan mizrahi مزراحی

    itan mizrahi مزراحی

    Prieš 8 dienų

    Hello, can you add Persian language to the subtitle of the movie translator so that Iranians, Afghans and Tajikistan can watch it better? Thanks

  43. Александр Мельников

    Александр Мельников

    Prieš 8 dienų

    Karin Konoval did a masterful performance on this great work of art. She was made for sci-fi, provided she is cast as an AIO leader/mother-hen/oracle type, and should never be a background character. I would surely like to see her in a long-running role.

  44. talus007


    Prieš 8 dienų

    I like that the aliens have evolved beyond communication. His last thought was wanting to be with his family so that’s where they placed him

  45. EGO BABY


    Prieš 9 dienų

    So he caught a space uber home?

  46. Fun Neighborhood

    Fun Neighborhood

    Prieš 9 dienų

    This is the crazy one i've been see in my life

  47. MTK_Official98


    Prieš 9 dienų

    I want to see the movie see the entire movie please: c

  48. Lucas


    Prieš 9 dienų

    Sorry but makes no sense. If he is faster than light and the journey takes just about 3mins and then when he arrived on mars he just started talking and got an instant response????? Would also take al least 3mins bc radiowaves are 1C

  49. Stan Blade

    Stan Blade

    Prieš 9 dienų

    How could the commander and the flight control on Earth having real time back-and-forth communication when he arrived at Mars?? But, I shouldn't question maybe.

    • Dan Rein

      Dan Rein

      Prieš 8 dienų

      Your question is answered by the entanglement probe he launched in orbit around Mars. Look up Quantum Entanglement, it's theorized it could allow real time communication across the galaxy.

  50. Imperial Terra

    Imperial Terra

    Prieš 9 dienų

    The music just doesn't fit overall.

  51. yeah right

    yeah right

    Prieš 10 dienų

    there's reason why this is 17m views

  52. yuliemitrione


    Prieš 10 dienų

    3:55 3:56

  53. calvin noronha

    calvin noronha

    Prieš 10 dienų

    My theories and only posting the far fetched ones. The malfunction in the drive sent him to a distant future. Those aliens are future us. Another theory. We are in a simulation. When he did ftl the 2nd time, the malfunction broke a higher light speed barrier and caused a glitch. These beings are programmed in the simulation as Easter eggs to help anyone who encounters the glitch and "reset" their existence.

  54. Yri Cherenia

    Yri Cherenia

    Prieš 10 dienų

    Great movie! Thanks to the authors! I looked with pleasure! LOVE is the greatest power of the UNIVERSE!

  55. biasa saja

    biasa saja

    Prieš 10 dienų

    this movie make me believe aliens,,,,,

  56. iSlaySugΞrFOOT Fam

    iSlaySugΞrFOOT Fam

    Prieš 10 dienų

    If only we continued fax and printer technology

  57. Berry Stockschen

    Berry Stockschen

    Prieš 11 dienų

    Impressive! Wel done!

  58. Ghett Stuffed

    Ghett Stuffed

    Prieš 11 dienų

    Reminds me of the start of Farscape... or possibly Buck Rodgers.

  59. no no

    no no

    Prieš 12 dienų

    Yep, when you're lost in space, just give them your address and you will get safely home.

  60. Hao Zhou

    Hao Zhou

    Prieš 12 dienų

    what about the general relativity...

  61. Pat Meyer

    Pat Meyer

    Prieš 12 dienų

    Ship design all wrong

  62. Savage Bro

    Savage Bro

    Prieš 12 dienų

    Love is the one thing we're capable of perceiving... that transcends dimensions of time and space.

    • Tw][sTeD


      Prieš 7 dienų

      Lol What? 🤔

  63. Phillip Sanchez

    Phillip Sanchez

    Prieš 13 dienų

    It is nice to know that we aren't the only species in the universe to apply good catch and release practices.

  64. Xi Jinping

    Xi Jinping

    Prieš 13 dienų


  65. jelly beans

    jelly beans

    Prieš 13 dienų

    Love the house!

  66. PersonUknown


    Prieš 13 dienų

    Super advanced aliens must have figured, "Aww this little guy must have lost his way".

  67. Алексей Из России

    Алексей Из России

    Prieš 13 dienų

    Жена в конце хорошо сыграла!

  68. Mr Universe

    Mr Universe

    Prieš 13 dienų

    This is the prequel to No Man’s Sky?

  69. Хроники постсоветской шизофрении

    Хроники постсоветской шизофрении

    Prieš 13 dienų

    the video should have been called "Cut and pasted"

  70. Russell Miles

    Russell Miles

    Prieš 13 dienų

    What part of faster than light don’t feel folk understand. Like how can the folk of earth have a real time conversation with someone at Mars. He could presumably fly back faster than any message and inform them of success

  71. Mona John

    Mona John

    Prieš 13 dienų

    Jesus Christ I pray for me my wife kimleisa to be looked over by that clean think in space

  72. Jordan Shepard

    Jordan Shepard

    Prieš 14 dienų

    The whole plot had 1% element of sci-fi and 99% element of every 'man-go-on-dangerous-mission-with-the-sole-purpose-of-making-it-back-home-to-the-crying-wife-and-child' movie ever. This one was really boggled down by focusing on characters I didn't give a shit about... Should've just focused on the space travel thing, you know, the thing sci-fi fans came to see?

  73. Marlon Miguel Perallón Jerez

    Marlon Miguel Perallón Jerez

    Prieš 14 dienų


  74. robbedontuesday


    Prieš 14 dienų

    He did not have the Covid Vaccine passport.

  75. robbedontuesday


    Prieš 14 dienų

    Never imagined a Sci-Fi movie to end with a woman crying... :( Underwhelmed.

    • Daniel Raymond Bennette

      Daniel Raymond Bennette

      Prieš 13 dienų

      I would have been laughing and been like, "WTF, was this some giant joke, what are you doing?"

  76. Guiwald Doh

    Guiwald Doh

    Prieš 14 dienų

    Mars shortest distance is more than 3 light minutes away, how can he communicated in real time with ground control?

    • Guiwald Doh

      Guiwald Doh

      Prieš 8 dienų

      @MTK_Official98 Well spotted! I always forget about this brand new magical technology :)

    • MTK_Official98


      Prieš 9 dienų

      it has wifi antenna



    Prieš 14 dienų

    😁 we all are in kindergarten called earth and aliens are our teachers and care takers.

  78. Loonywaxx


    Prieš 14 dienų

    1UP realy perfect!!!!!!

  79. Robert Hood

    Robert Hood

    Prieš 14 dienų

    Wow. That was phenomenal to watch. Acting was excellent. Top class CGI. Story was heartfelt and had a message. We belong to earth. I've never seen someone act as well as that woman did in the final scene. I'm speechless.

  80. TuFRyDa


    Prieš 15 dienų

    Excellent short film

  81. Gabe Estrada

    Gabe Estrada

    Prieš 15 dienų

    when a peasant wanders off from the town you spawned him into

  82. Gino Mattetti

    Gino Mattetti

    Prieš 15 dienų

    Ma le navi FTL non viaggiano nell'iperspazio,solo di poco oltre la velocità della luce,molto più piano della velocità curvatura.

  83. M Buckley

    M Buckley

    Prieš 15 dienų

    You're going to wish it wasn't you after all the tests they perform on you back home.

  84. Burak Gürses

    Burak Gürses

    Prieš 16 dienų

    So the aliens have very advanced 3D printers !

  85. El Bonito

    El Bonito

    Prieš 16 dienų

    Alien pilot: Wooohhh...somethin's on the radar. 👀 Can someone check it please? Alien scouts: (approach ship slowly) Oooohhh!!! It's a Hoooman! 😱🥶 And it's urinating by its eyes!!! 😱🥶 Alien pilot: WTF?!! 😱😱🥶 (thinking of deceases and destruction) 😱 Deport him to where he came from, IMMEDIATELY!!! 😱🤬 Alien scouts: 🥶🥶 (No ifs no buts beamed the man into particles, to avoid contamination if the man is in flesh and bones, and head straight to the man's house and drop him off and left as fast as they can.) Aliens aboard the mother ship: Whew! That was close!!! 😖🥴🤧 No Hooomans please. 🤮 Only cows. 😋 😜

  86. SrihanYT


    Prieš 16 dienų

    i want the dust of the mars please

  87. Leshiy


    Prieš 16 dienų

    Полетели с нами в SpaceRift:Arcanum System ^^ не выходя из дома ))

  88. Teddy Toussaint

    Teddy Toussaint

    Prieš 16 dienų

    Just Awesome

  89. Jim Bailey

    Jim Bailey

    Prieš 16 dienų

    Great show, well done!

  90. justanothajoe


    Prieš 17 dienų


  91. Samuel Mwaniki

    Samuel Mwaniki

    Prieš 17 dienų

    Did I just see a Dyson's Sphere? That must have been a level 5 civilization on the Kardashev scale.

    • Vinícius Sales

      Vinícius Sales

      Prieš 16 dienų

      Level 5 is transcending this universe. Dyson swarm (in this case) its only level 2

  92. Pytr Man

    Pytr Man

    Prieš 17 dienų

    OK, so I've dumped on a lot of the shows on this channel - a LOT of it feels like 5th grade writing and first year film students work, but last night 'FTL" really stood out, head-and-shoulders, above 98% of everything I've seen on that channel. Kudos to Adam Stern.

  93. Shirley Tuggle

    Shirley Tuggle

    Prieš 17 dienų

    The ossified secure bilaterally spray because booklet practically desert amid a rebel carol. spiritual, spiky continent

    • Vinícius Sales

      Vinícius Sales

      Prieš 16 dienų

      Can I join in your cult?

  94. I Object

    I Object

    Prieš 17 dienų

    I like one of those 3D printers...

  95. Md. Wasiuddin Sohaib

    Md. Wasiuddin Sohaib

    Prieš 17 dienų

    It's an alien. Impregnated design floats on it's face at 13:50

  96. Dwayne Arnold (vodkadaddy01)

    Dwayne Arnold (vodkadaddy01)

    Prieš 17 dienų

    Homage to all involved

  97. RGN- Deacon

    RGN- Deacon

    Prieš 17 dienų

    FTL is the best.

  98. anil sharma

    anil sharma

    Prieš 17 dienų

    Vishwamitra story is more interesting then this story In India it's so famous

  99. anil sharma

    anil sharma

    Prieš 17 dienų

    Where your Nobel Prize ?😃😃😃😀😃

  100. Sir Elrond

    Sir Elrond

    Prieš 17 dienų

    What's the point in having a suit if not having a helmet ?