In 2009, an unknown effects-laden sci-fi short, Panic Attack, grabbed the attention of Hollywood proving the internet had opened a new path for aspiring directors

That success spawned thousands of CG-savvy imitators. Most fell short, and the few that were bought up by Hollywood didn’t always have a happy ending (Pixels).

But amongst the noise, we saw Stephan Zlotescu’s True Skin and recognized it as a rare sci-fi film that not only demonstrated a mastery of effects, but wrapped it around a unique world and interesting story. Its rainbow-colored view of the future earned Stephan a million views and, more importantly, landed him a manager and a deal with Warner Bros. Now, Stephan has a new deal with Amazon and is just getting started.

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