Future Perfect


Narrated by Julian Barratt, Future Perfect follows a child’s drawing of their parents as it is placed in a time capsule until the earth dries to a husk. It’s then found by aliens who use the drawing as the blueprint for a twisted new version of humanity.

Newcastle based writer, director and performer Sean Mckenna makes dark, satirical and surreal comedy shorts and is one third of comedy group Hot Gulp.

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in the beginning the child thought that
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there were two gods who looked like each
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other but with different hair and one
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was louder and the other was quieter he
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drew pictures of them like this he never
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thought he was drawing the pictures so
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that they would last so there would be
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something left of the gods when the gods
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were gone once he’d drawn the pictures
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he didn’t really think of them at all
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the quieter God congratulated him then
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put the picture on a wall of memories
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they had already forgotten
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[Laughter]
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[Laughter]
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[Laughter]
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one day they decided these memories
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they’d forgotten weren’t safe on the
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wall so they placed the picture where
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the march of time could not wear on
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where it would stay the same whatever
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happened above the ground so they could
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look on it fondly in some forgotten
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future the gods grew gray and eventually
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the child became one himself though he
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did not know it at the time
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and then he grew
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the Box stayed on the ground for so many
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years that it was forgotten and it was
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forgotten whose memories had been
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forgotten who their gods were and what
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they meant to each other and the child
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who made them last
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who had left something often
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now that they were long long gone
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yawns past nation’s mountains rose and
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eventually after one cataclysm or
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another there were no gods gray or
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otherwise nor anyone left to draw
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pictures of them
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[Laughter]
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[Music]
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you
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[Music]

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