A derelict spaceship becomes self-aware and builds itself a mechanical body in order to feel alive.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Plurality (2012)
Short | Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

After New York City introduces a cutting-edge identity-scanning technology in 2023, citizens can not only unlock doors and make purchases at the touch of a finger, they can be tracked by ... See full summary »

Director: Dennis A. Liu
Stars: Jeffrey Nissani, Samantha Strelitz, John Di Domenico
Uncanny Valley II (2015)
Short | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A glimpse into a future where First Person Shooters have become a new drug for those disillusioned with society. The films examines the consequences of this on the global society.

Director: Federico Heller
Stars: Nicole Apstein, Marcela Sandra Ballestero, Steve Kisicki
Exode (2014)
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In a desert land, the last breath of a giant creature spurs the exodus of an entire people.

Directors: Kathleen Cartier, Sandrine Gimenez, and 3 more credits »
Mouse-X (2014)
Short | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Mouse-X is a mystery/sci-fi story about Anderson, a man who wakes in a building with no idea where he is or how he got there, before slowly discovering that in each of the rooms around him ... See full summary »

Director: Justin Tagg
Stars: Julian Nicholson
Rise I (2016)
Short | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A dystopian future, where man's attempt to create artificial intelligence has spun wildly out of control, leading to a war between man and machine.

Director: David Karlak
Stars: Anton Yelchin, Rufus Sewell, Kerry Bishé
Sundays I (2015)
Short | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A post apocalyptic world where control fear and the unknown lead civilisation into isolation and virtual death. One mans quest to discover the truth behind an imaginary dystopian existence.

Director: Mischa Rozema
Stars: Brian Petsos, Sofía Sisniega
April Flowers (2017)
Comedy | Mystery | Romance

After discovering an anonymous journal, April begins her quest to return the book, all-the-while building a fantasy in her head that may compromise the very real relationships in her life.

Director: Christopher Tedrick
Stars: Wai Ching Ho, Celina Jade, Keir Dullea
The Answers (2015)
Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Immediately after his death, the victim of a car crash gets answers to every question he's ever had about his life, including the most import one of all - what did it all mean?

Director: Michael Goode
Stars: Daniel Lissing, Rose McIver, Ryan Anthony
State Zero (2015)
Short | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In the near future, the capital of Sweden has turned into a post-apocalyptic wasteland. we join four soldiers on a routine mission in 'zone 3', with the assignment to investigate an old surveillance tower that just went offline.

Director: Andree Wallin
Stars: Charles Babalola, Nicklas Hansson, Kayla Meikle
El empleo (2008)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A man prepares and goes to work in a bizarre world, where the meaning of human workforce is taken to another level.

Director: Santiago Bou Grasso
Animation | Short | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The two remaining puppets learn about eating healthy, but things go awry when they receive a mysterious phone call.

Directors: Joseph Pelling, Becky Sloan
Stars: Baker Terry, Becky Sloan, Royngtt
Animation | Short | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

In this 4th installment, the puppets encounter a crazed computer named Colin, who uses singing and dancing to teach the puppets about technology and the Internet, although things soon turn too digital.

Directors: Joseph Pelling, Becky Sloan
Stars: Baker Terry, Royngtt, Joseph Pelling
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Henri (voice)
...
Dr. Calvin
Zoe Reheem
Tobin Shyrock ...
Henri's Son
Edit

Storyline

HENRi is an epic science fiction short film starring Keir Dullea (2001: A Space Odyssey) and Margot Kidder (Superman). Hundreds of years in the future, a derelict spaceship - controlled and powered by a human brain - floats aimlessly in the outer reaches of space. Trapped in the cold metal prison of the vessel, the brain begins to experience disjointed images of its former life - images it cannot understand. Becoming increasingly self-aware, and yet unable to move, the brain devises a plan to build itself a mechanical body from parts of the ship. Maybe then it will understand the images it is seeing. Maybe then it will feel alive. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short | Drama | Sci-Fi

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 September 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Henri 2.0  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The first short film to be featured in Cinefex magazine (issue 134). See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Powerful for such a short film
25 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I didn't know what to expect from this short. After seeing posts on Facebook by the Philip K Dick Film Festival, including a trailer, I decided to buy it online and just finished watching it and the "making of" which was just as interesting. I have to admit that this is only the second online movie purchase I've made.

For hard Sci-Fi fans, especially devotees of 2001, this is a must have short in your collection. A few of the miniatures shots are less than perfect, but overall the suspension of disbelief holds.

I have to say, without Keir Dullea this piece would lose much of its impact. The dichotomy of the relationships from 2001 (Bowman/HAL) and HENRi (Calvin/HENRi) would still be present, but having the same actor that played Dave Bowman is a true stroke of genius. The scene with Margot Kidder sets up the ending. I hope a feature length film is in the works already to set up the mission and the events in this short!


10 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?