The Leviathan is a proof of concept pitch from Ruairi Robinson, director of Last Days of Mars (and the highly regarded short starring Cillian Murphy – The Silent City). Robinson developed The Leviathan with the assistance of Fight Club script writer Jim Uhls based on a novel, high-concept premise. In the time of reboots and remakes, originality points should be awarded for this one.


This appears to be a story about hunting “whales” that reside in the clouds of some alien planet, and it features really awesome visuals. I can’t think of a successful mainstream movie in recent memory (other than Avatar, perhaps) that deals so thoroughly with alien wildlife. It would have been nice to see some more human faces in this short, but you can’t have everything.

Take a look. What do you think of The Leviathan? — running time 3 1/2¬†minutes.

The Leviathan — Teaser from Ruairi Robinson on Vimeo.

Troy Larson is a father, author, and photographer originally from Minot, North Dakota, now residing in Fargo.