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Strega Unbound (a short dieselpunk film)

Strega Unbound (a short #dieselpunk film) – Dieselpunk films are rare to come by. This one is set during WWII and has a spy story vibe #shortfilm Share on X
Pinteret pin. The text reads, "Strega Unbound - film noir". The picture shows a still from the film showing a blonde girl aiming with a pistol.

Hey guys, today I’m sharing another dieselpunk short film.

It isn’t all that easy finding dieselpunk films, and apparently it’s even harder finding information about them.
This one was produced by Day 304 Productions and is inspired by a character – Salazar Strega – who first appeared in the web steampunk series Dirigible Days. It is also heavily influenced by Lovecraft’s imagery.

I think this is actually the best part of the film. It is a short one, and relies more on atmosphere and sensations than on true storyline. You get the feel of the era (this is WWII) and the mood (this is speculative). You get scattered images and info and you have to patch a story together.
But setting, mood, and ideas are there and that’s why I enjoyed it.

How about you?

Geeky Kool – Short Film – Strega: Unbound


  • Jacqui
    Posted September 4, 2015 at 15:16

    I have not heard of dieselpunk. Steampunk–yes, and I love it. Maybe this is similar?

    • Post Author
      Posted September 4, 2015 at 16:18

      Well, the easy way to explain it is that, while steampunk is set in Victorian age, dieselpunk is set in what we call the ‘diesel era’, which stretches roughly from 1920s and 1950s (though WWI is often included too).

      There is more to dieselpunk than just this, but this is a way to think about it.
      Oh, and it has to be speculative, of course 😉

      • Jacqui
        Posted September 5, 2015 at 14:50

        The short video seems to fit that perfectly. It was better than I expected.

  • cw hawes
    Posted September 5, 2015 at 19:01

    I love this! Where on earth (or maybe not on earth) did you find this?

    • Post Author
      Posted September 6, 2015 at 07:04

      EhEh!! Well, to be honest, I’ve found it in the obvious place: You Tube. But I had to do some digging. Finding steampunk short films in easy enough. Dieselpunk? Not so much. But you can find a little pearl every now and then.

  • Alex Hurst
    Posted September 6, 2015 at 13:50

    That was a really interesting short! I was pretty impressed by the budget for it, as well. That old-timey car, and the Cthulhu overlays were pretty awesome, even if I didn’t “see” what the professor was supposed to have seen. 😉 Thanks for sharing!

    • Post Author
      Posted September 7, 2015 at 11:21

      HOnestly, I had a problem with what the doctor is supposed to have seen too. But the mood is really nice and I think that’s what really makes the movie 🙂

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