Harvey says, “Making Tears In the Rain has been a sometimes arduous five-year journey. I had no idea what I was in for when I began in 2012 and I often wanted to give up. I came very close, in fact, spending years in post-prod trying to get the right original visual effects and suitable score to bring the story to life. I asked myself why this particular film was so important. The pursuit of perfection and not settling for mediocrity was daunting and time-consuming. The burning desire, though, to delve deep inside and produce something that I could ultimately feel proud of, and be enjoyed by fans the world over, kept me going.”

Produced on a budget of only R20 000 and filmed in South Africa in just two days, the short film has, very recently, been released on the internet, just in time to whet the appetites of sci-fi fans eagerly awaiting the sequel to Blade Runner, titled Blade Runner 2049, which is due for international release in October.

Within 48 hours of its internet release, the film has already gone viral, being shared on a number of YouTube and Vimeo sites. It featured in IMDB’s top news of the day, which said, "While we continue to wait for the Blade Runner sequel, out this fall, here's an excellent new fan film set in its universe.”

Harvey has entered his short film into a number of forthcoming film festivals including the annual Philip K Dick Science Fiction Film Festival and the LA Film Festival. Tears In The Rain has also been selected to show at the Sci-Fi Underground Film Festival which takes place in Munich on Sunday, 12 February.

Tears in the Rain stars Sean Cameron Michael and Russel Savadier and was directed by Christopher Grant Harvey and produced by Andrew Eric MacDonald.

Cameron Michael adds, "Working with Chris Harvey was an absolute pleasure. He is such a passionate and dedicated filmmaker and it’s fantastic to see his film finally being recognised and appreciated throughout the world. I can’t wait to see what he produces next and it would be an honour to work with him again.”

You can watch the film here

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