Sci-Fi Short Film “Lucid Nation” | A DUST Exclusive Premiere

See you guys tomorrow Josh, come on! Hey boys how was school today? Hi Mrs. Chapman Henry, I threw away a moldy piece of bread that was on your desk. Will you please stop bringing home your science experiments Yeah, sure mom, I’ll do it tomorrow You actually kept that thing? Were you really going to use it on Mr. Tompkins Tell me you got the bulb I got it all right Are you sure we should be doing this? You can’t whimp out on me now I just mean don’t be who hallucinate like freak out Freak out? What are you talking about man? We’re not gonna lose our minds anything We might just you know see some colors like when you push your wrist in your eyeballs real hard You’ve never? Are you kidding me? You’ll be fine – trust me Let’s do this All right Are you ready? Yeah All right, you’re all set Godspeed What? What is it? Hey, what..what do you see Josh? What do you see? Hey…hey Josh! Hey can you hear me? Josh? Josh, can you hear me? Ahhh Jeez jerk! It’s way too bright in here can you shut the blinds? I can see around the edges of the balls I don’t know I didn’t notice it I guess I can hear you I could hear you too Well stop talking to me then shit man I gotta go if Becky gets home before me she’ll be on the phone all night and I’ll never be able to sign on Whatever, see you at the bus stop Waste of time Henry Aloysius Chapman What? I’ve been calling you What are you doing in there? Nothing Mom I’ll be there soon You better be Wait Mom Did you see Josh leave? Yes, about 20 minutes ago. That’s when I started calling you Now please come in here and set the table like I asked because your sister’s gonna be home soon Ok, I’ll be there in a second 20 minutes… Does Coach Knight always have to use you as the sweep? I mean your constantly getting called for obstruction Yeah, but whatever, at least I’m starting I just don’t want you getting hurt Mom it’s fine I’m the fastest girl on the team and when we do corners I’m always the one that gets it out it just make sense Maybe I don’t know I just…it’s my job to keep you guys safe Isn’t that right Henry? Isn’t that right Henry? Oh…yeah mom like I said I can do it
tomorrow What are you talking about? Mom, if I were you I’d be worried about this spaz and his his science experiments. Not me Hey is it cool if we shut off lights? It’s okay by me Henry? Wait Nevermind We try it again tonight Again? You didn’t realize it was a bunch of bull the first time? It’s not bull We just weren’t doing it right What do you mean? Red light, ping-pong balls, radio static, we had it all Well it was just…you know less than perfect So what are you gonna do? Well for starters darken the room a little bit try better headphones I know my sister’s got those good ones the ones that go right in your ear She uses them when she goes jogging I could snag those after school You do what you got to do but I ain’t stealing any more light bulbs just…don’t…you know go too far Come on this is an experiment that involves ping-pong balls I’m sure nothing will happen I’m just gonna turn up the settings a little bit and try for a bit longer if it doesn’t work then why would be in our textbooks? So where’d you get it then? Get what? Come on man Let’s go boys Photography room. Miss Birds lunch is fifth period and she always leaves the door unlocked You two are gonna make everybody late but you didn’t hear it from me See ya man Sorry man, I’ll report to you in the morning Hi honey, hey how was school today? No thanks, I’m good Mom, have you seen my earbuds? Bangarang Three… Two… One… Disco Did you hear happened to Alison Yosquits today What do you mean, what happened? Oh my god.. So you know she has that really bad peanut allergy Yea She was really tired of not knowing what a peanut butter cup tasted like and she snapped and ate the whole thing right there during fifth period at lunch Oh my god, is she ok? She’s like convulsing on the floor two seconds later and then some lunch lady’s going running to get the nurse but then she pulls out one of her allergy pens
and she just stabbed herself right in the thigh and we’re just like what the heck and she gets up like nothing happened I guess you could say she bit off a little more than she could chew… apparently after that she didn’t even like the peanut butter cups Hey Josh Well a week of trials later have you found the droids you’re looking for yet No the whole thing’s a bust Told you man I mean what a crock of shit I mean nothing not even a bunch of wavy
lines or nothing I can’t believe I thought it’d work from the start Don’t be so hard on yourself man So Did your mom notice you holed up in
your room all that time Nah, she’s oblivious Henry? Henry are you in there? But I feel like an idiot for missing all that school work now Henry, open the door Henry?! Open the door! Henry open this door! Henry! All I ever did was stare at that stupid light all day long What is this? What is this?! Henry! Henry what have you done?! and listen to that stupid tape Liz! Call an ambulance! He was doing some sort of weird science experiment at least that’s what his mom said Alright, let’s get an IV on him Let’s go we gotta get this kid to the hospital before he crashes I guess it’s good I didn’t freak out or nothing You know? Yeah, could be worse I guess Could be worse

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97 Responses

  1. Laugher says:

    That's definitely no Scy-Fi but Horror Short ??
    However, well done ???

  2. Tom- ato says:

    I'm confused

  3. SV Sparklemuffin says:

    All of this has happened before, and all of this will happen again.

  4. Angel Luis Trinidad says:

    Stupid movie.

  5. Dragut Ariana says:

    Wait.. i didn't understand at all the end… what are those aliens that look like meatballs?

  6. Black, Natural, Plant-Based Mama says:

    Soooo much setup for a very anti-climatic ending! That could have been half the running time easy. Some of the shots were drawn out and unnecessary.

  7. Daniel Doran says:

    This kid saw the Jews for what they really are

  8. Rhebeca says:

    I just discovered this channel and it is a real past. You have a great futuro, ahead. A greeting.

  9. George Manole says:

    What a waste of time to watch this meaningless not even story. Worst Film on Dust so far.

  10. quantrill says:


  11. Geoff Burkman says:

    Way too long for its payoff…

  12. Eric says:

    It was interesting, short I have to agree with some people that was a lot of buildup for not a lot of payoff. I mean did he just make him self crazy? Also, for someone that has tinnitus that continual high pitched whining was very annoying.

  13. xfun hubx says:

    Wasted my 20mins

  14. lee tyson says:

    What a load of rubbish!!
    How they have so many subscribers is……. Shocking!
    I have watched a few Dust productions and the stories are terrible!!

  15. ༺ǤôĐ༻ ǤALEGO ༺ǤôĐ༻ says:

    Oii será

  16. Jack Anderson says:

    The little boy is so cute

  17. Andy Curtin says:

    I find it interesting that the sort of deformed people in the alternative world resemble, firstly – the elephant Man, and second: the scarecrow from batman begins. I reckon that's a coincidence though. An interesting flick all the same, but I felt there was something lacking in the end. There is potential with it i think

  18. 14598175 says:

    If Adrien Brody had a kid…..

  19. tietjen666 says:

    Lemmy! Cool idea! Thanks for this. It is very creative and filled with details.

  20. Robert Smith says:

    Am I the only one tired of the ubiquitousness of dystopian sci fi films??? We get it, robots can potentially be used to kill people, why are there no films on someone accidentally solving Alzheimer’s disease or solving traffic congestion? I’m tired of the millionth ai kill machine story.

  21. FrogASMR says:

    Are the videos posted on Dust the full short movies?

  22. Kale says:

    Hope that kid gets out….
    Stranger Things exist

  23. Renee Carr says:

    OMG this was such a phenomenal flashback to my childhood in the 80s.. I remember that whole fad.. The golf balls and the black light! What a truly sentimentality bizarre wonderful film. Loved it for so many reasons.. The kids are adorable and really did their best despite their lack of acting experience. Great addition, Dust!

  24. Lay Lobinson says:

    Cool story but i kinda dont like how the Ganzfeld Experiment is like portrait as harmfull or even deadly here.
    If at all the Kid should've gotten ESP like powers instead of his brain fried.

    The Ganzfeld was originally introduced into experimental psychology due to the experiments of the German psychologist Wolfgang Metzger (1899–1979) on the perception of a homogenous visual field. In the early 1970s, Charles Honorton had been investigating ESP and dreams at the Maimonides Medical Center and began using the ganzfeld technique to achieve a state of sensory deprivation in which he hypothesised that psi could work. Honorton believed that by reducing the ordinary sensory input, psi conductive states may be enhanced and psi-mediated information could be transmitted.

  25. Michael Powers says:

    I'll never get that time back!

  26. notatroll2019 says:

    really horrible. not good at all.

  27. Damien robinson says:

    Well that was shit

  28. Scott H Bullard says:

    Who's the music bye? It sounds like tangerine dream if so what's the name of the song's?

  29. FoolKillerDread says:

    That reminded me of something that would be on Tales from the Darkside, it had that vibe to it.

  30. MaliciousChickenAgenda says:

    I'm a lemyoberry bugle blower chicken. That is all I have to say.

  31. GOJI MLG says:


  32. Les Lassiter says:

    Utterly stupid.

  33. Silent Running says:

    Well I guess he won’t be dating any of the women!?I’m just glad I didn’t have to see one of them!?

  34. Dee Dot JoNeZee says:

    Them effects though

  35. Илья Илюхандр says:

    Эээм что я только что посмотрел ???? ????

  36. Nay Hoops says:

    I love the bicycle day and nofx posters

  37. Nay Hoops says:


  38. Robert Jones says:

    There's 10 minutes of my life I'll never get back. I was hopeful in the beginning but the ending SUCKED!!!

  39. Nomad says:

    I want my 19 minutes back

  40. Doron Ron says:

    20 minutes to watch a 3 minute video. POOR

  41. mike oglesbee says:

    pot not even once!

  42. Mushi Shi says:

    ???the music!

  43. 2 Exploit says:

    The first 13 mind I was like "meh, another movie failure"

    Then after that I'm definitely going to watch this movie.

  44. Lanka Shanmukh says:

    This channel has lost its mind. I've seen a couple of shorts of this channel. And I always got dissapointed. We can't see what the hell are they trying to tell us in every film. It's a waste of time, money, energy and excitement. Science fiction is beautiful. Just don't spoil it.

  45. brownsdragon says:

    Holy cow, that's some schizophrenia induced lucid dream. What's scary is that he's not aware. Does that mean he's a vegetable now. So sad. A science experiment taken too far indeed.

  46. highland hilpert says:

    Stay away from my Xbox

  47. Timekeeper says:

    Wow imagine what those poor people were thinking. Honey why are we making this movie. Why are you even in it. What’s it about. A kid surrounded by red lights and Christmas tree.

  48. Yoga Lenovo says:


  49. S R says:

    Short films a for advertising

  50. TheHeadwrap says:

    The soundtrack though… lol. Wtf? Self indulgent crap. Cute kids though.

  51. jrbqto says:

    Uhhh… Kind of disappointed in this one. It's like you legit copied everything from Stranger Things. Not super original i.m.o.

  52. crypter27 says:

    Talk about a bad trip!

  53. Fresh.Mootz says:

    Baaaaad acting. Laughable. Great story.

  54. bullsballs says:

    this reminded me of becoming a teen in the early 70s, very retro, until I discovered self hypnosis and hallucinogens.

  55. alex Marshall says:

    You get a ?but could do better….really liked the low tech fx and think you done an excellent job with the actors…looking forward to seeing you again soon ????

  56. taha says:

    9999x video

  57. Giovanna Santoro says:

    vorrei tanto sapere cosa è successo alla mamma di willi e zoe mi fate sapere x favore che parlano in inglese e non ci capisco niente io stimo tanto la dottoressa jeine grazie mille. ? ? ?

  58. Mike Bazor says:

    Nope, totally shat

  59. Brandon Tseng says:

    13:00 That kid reminds me of "BrightBurn" movie cause he wears a helmet and his aggressive acts like throwing his helmet

  60. Charles Hlavac says:

    Good thin I get captions
    Had to mute the music

  61. P. consuela banana H. says:

    DISRESPECTED them mashed potatoes like that

  62. Brett says:

    I should've paid heed to all the thumbs-down.

  63. Randall Petersen says:

    I feel like DUST has pretty much exhausted all the excellent science fiction shorts out there, and is now just posting any old amateurish stuff, just to post something.

  64. Frighilde Gundersen says:

    ……we get it, you’re pedophiles

  65. Ruth Dittmann says:

    That was really bad!
    Usually there are more advanced videos! Back to quality, please!??

  66. Scott Heffernan says:


  67. Damian Lewd says:

    Too much exposition

  68. motoX says:

    just take hard drugs for fucks sake…youll see all kinds of wavy lines and shit

  69. SirBlackjack010 says:

    Longest. intro. ever. Could have gotten to the point much faster.

  70. AD MUSIC FACTORY says:

    Worst..!!!!! Lost precious 19mins from my life..!!!!!

  71. Käj Jorgensen says:

    This kid likes NOFX?!

  72. Zsombor Kaló says:

    Low budget + nice music + nice story = enjoyable. Reminds me to my childhood, so no problem with the 10 minutes in the middle when nothing happens.

  73. Travis Stratton says:

    All these DUST shows are like the guy who says, "I'll tell you what!" then says nothing else. I've watched about 20 incomplete stories now. I'm done.

  74. Lisa McDonald says:

    I've seen several videos from DUST and the ones I've seen were always well done with good actors and a decent story line, but this one was kinda sub-par… I don't know, maybe it's just me.

  75. Rio Henry says:

    Text bahasa ( indonesia ) please……

  76. Nordic Mind says:

    Thank you! Very nice. Having loved Ken Russels 1980 classic Altered States forever, and experimented with Ganzfeld like in this short when young this did hit a lot of fine classic points in a very short time. Nice storytelling, well shot, and to the point. Protip for those who would like to recreate it: Do not sit up, but lay down. And dissociatives like ketamine beats out associatives like psilocybin for this specific kind of sensory deprivation/overload experiment.

  77. Swimmingchicken says:

    Luca is gay

  78. Charles Ostman says:

    It seemed a bit long, drawn out. I know, supposed to be building the characters so we get emotionally involved with them (classic film school technique 101), but in this case, it was more of a test of patience than it was interesting.
    Some of the commentators here seem to have been entertained by the "back to the 80s" motif, and yes, very familiar with the famous psy experiments being alluded to (I'm just a few miles from the IONS campus, where much of this type of telepathy experimentation had been done).
    Perhaps this production was trying too hard to hit all of the obvious emotional targets, it just seemed a bit formulaic . . . maybe the next go around will be more captivating.

  79. Adam Poretti says:

    Could it be worse though…. could it??

  80. SlapMeister Records says:

    Jesus, that was pointless!

  81. Mel Mo says:

    Nice gentle story. See it for what it is. It's not meant to be Star Wars.

  82. Max Krumholz says:


  83. animist channel says:

    You know, the same thing happened to me when I started listening to Alan Parsons Project instrumentals strung together on mix-tapes 🙂

    Anyway, great short movie! Loaded with jokes and references of every kind, necessarily going in an obvious general direction but taking in all the highlights along the way, kinda Twilight-Zone-ish and also prophetic. Obviously, a lot of people in the comments didn't get the jokes, the point, or the message.

    "It's an experiment with ping-pong balls. How much could go wrong?" Fact is, it only takes a few simple practices like that to wake a sleeping mind and unleash free will — it could happen to any kid. Whether you enjoy learning the truth when you're done is entirely your problem. Consciousness may be free, but it comes at a cost.

    I think a lot of the audience was confused by using kids as actors to address an adult audience & concepts. They think it's "a kid's movie" or something, maybe. The adults aren't looking, because they don't think it's about them. Then the kids seem to think it should be about them, and then they get confused and complain when they don't get the references. Sigh…

    If it were possible, the film could have had that one scene in there somewhere, the one where the older teacher says something to the kid about how it affected him so many years ago, and he's had to live with it ever since, or something like that to tip off the generational process. Maybe it would help the slow people catch up. Maybe it's part of the point of the film that they don't.

  84. Eric Newsome says:

    His sister asked if he had seen her "ear buds"? Those didn't exist back then.

  85. Devin B says:

    Lol thought I was watching stranger things for second there

  86. Oculus says:

    What the fuck? Did no one notice that the show they were watching is from another short film called the last transmission??

  87. R Johnson says:

    You put so much effort into each film, you're amazing!

  88. Ali Kahloon says:

    That was very informative which I have no idea even after watching.

  89. Rodolfo Diaz says:

    The old and spectacular synthesizers of the eighties are back in today's cinema and television

  90. MeganIsABear says:

    That ending honestly scared the living day light out of me. I liked the video, but I just don't understand why in the world Henry didn't freak out when his family and friends were suddenly weird aliens creatures? That would totally freak me out and would start to question my whole reality.

  91. Cary Coller says:

    This Dust film was too long. It got boring. I much prefer Dust films that are under 8 minutes long. They get straight to the punch and don't give me time to get bored.

  92. Miss Janeen says:

    I rarely leave negative comments but this is seriously too slow for a short film. Halfway through I completely lost interest.

  93. Artist 11 says:

    Not the best I've seen but fun to watch. Loved the 80's vibe

  94. Legend of the strings says:

    19 minutes of my life I will never get back. 🙁

  95. Angel 13 says:

    Well… Damn

  96. Jrrz Jnz says:

    Editing, color, aerial shots are phenomenal

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