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