Here & Beyond premieres in Austin!

My USC thesis film is going to make its premiere at the Other Worlds Austin Film Festival!

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The fest is December 7-9 in Austin, Texas.

More details to come…

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Other Worlds Austin

We Were Not Made For This World will be playing at Other Worlds Austin film festival at 5:15 on December 4th! -- It'll be the final film festival appearance for ol' Robot... How appropriate that it's the opening short for the world premiere of Nathaniel Atcheson's DOMAIN.




Nathaniel Atcheson | USA | 97 min

Writer: Nathaniel Atcheson
Cast: Britt Lower, Ryan Merriman, Sonja Sohn, Kevin Sizemore, and Beth Grant

After a deadly virus wipes out most of humanity, the survivors wait alone in self-sustaining bunkers while the threat runs its course. Able to communicate through a networked video interface, their fragile social ecosystem is shattered when, one by one, they start mysteriously disappearing from their bunkers. 

Domain screens with:

We Were Not Made For This World
(Texas Premiere)
Colin West McDonald  | USA | 4 min
: Paul Hornschemeier 

A robot searches for his creator in the desert lands outside his city. 

Another one in Berlin ja.

We Were Not Made For This World is headed to Berlin for the Berlin Short Film Festival! 

That'll be the second time a robot short of mine finds it's way to one of the greatest cities in the world. Last year, Ashbot even walked away with a gold for best Sci-Fi short. 

It's right around the corner now -- July 3rd.

Screenings are at Kino 2 of the Babylon Cinema in Berlin-Mitte. Tickets can be purchased at the box office 20 minutes before the screening, for €8 per person.

Here is my block:

Friday, 3rd July

6pm - Block 10

Final Analysis D: Alexander Schoenauer
Looking For Mr. Right Now D: Anne Chahine
We Were Not Made For This World D: Colin West McDonald
A Perfect Day D: Christian E. Christiansen
Stimming – A Portrait D: Harun Hazar
The Last Picture D: Willem van Egmond

The Immortal Jellyfish premiere in Chicago

The Immortal Jellyfish is having its film festival premiere at the Chicago Underground Film Festival! Last year, my lil' robot film We Were Not Made For This World played there and I was lucky enough to attend the screening --and now I can't wait to see Jellyfish play there too... Good folks, good fun.

Facebook Event

Saturday June 4, 2PM.  
The Logan Theatre
2646 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647

Get 'yer tickets here:


Ashbot heads to the 41st annual Boston Sci-Fi Film Fest

This little robot is drifting his way over to Boston for the 41st Boston Sci-Fi Film festival.

Collection #3: SIBYL’S EYE (93m)
Shows: Tue Feb 9 @ 7:30 pm
Location: The Screening Room -- All screenings are at the Somerville Theatre.

Graffiti (Spain) Stiges Festival: Best European Short Film – Communication is key in the apocalypse. 30 min. Director: Lluis Quilez
Strange Things (Canada) – Mind powers & manipulation. 8 min. Director: Tanya Cornelius
Ori & Addison (US) – Two men and a crib. 11 min. Director: James C. Ferguson
Theme Song Rebel (US) – The battle for melodic identity. 20 min. Director: Luke Patton
Paradox (Canada) – A physicist contacts her future self. 6 min. Director: Paul Erskine
The Long Slow Flight of the Ashbot (US) Berlin Short Film Festival: Best Sci Fi Short – Ashbot contemplates his existence. 4min. Director: Colin West McDonald
The Clockmaker’s Dream (Ireland) – A tale of time and true love. 12 min. Director: Cashell Horgan
Five Year Mission – (For His Head Is Hollow And I Have Touched Spock’s Brain) (US) – Spock’s brain attacks in this madcap music vid. 5 min. Director: Joe Leavell

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Ashbot heads to Sydney, Australia

My little Sci-Fi short, The Long Slow Flight of the Ashbot, has been accepted at the Fantastic Planet Film Festival in Sydney, Australia! 

FANTASTIC VISIONS (Sat, Nov 28, 2:00pm)

Shorts Program #1

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Count down for this unforgettable cinematic voyage to a new universe of strange and wonderful realities! From an ordinary nightshift that turns into an otherworldly encounter for a father grieving his daughter, through a cold minimalistic future where love takes a backseat to "love of authority", then onwards to the quirky and hilarious story of a spunky god-slayer fighting to save the planet: The international shorts program at the year's Fantastic Planet is loaded with new films made by the most talented and innovative genre filmmakers from this world and beyond.


The Long Slow Flight of the Ashbot (dir: Colin West McDonald/USA/4min)

Grace (dir: Jem Moore/TWN/USA/11min)

Himiko the Godslayer vs. the Daemon Legion of Azure Dragons (dir: Hikaru Tsukuda/JPN/5min)

Replika (dir: Luc Walpoth/FRA/CHE/26min)

Ok Monster (dir: Jamie DeWolf/USA/9min)

Iris (dir: Richard Karpala/UK/12min)

Elle (dir: Vincent Toujas/FRA/20min)

Awakenings (dir: Bhargav Saikia/IND/13min)

This is Joe (dir: Francis Diaz Fontan/ESP/4min)

Younglings (dir: Stuart Baker/USA/10min)