THE SAND STORM (沙尘暴) is a dystopian science fiction film set in the not-too-distant future. It is a low-fi sci-fi short, made in China under the radar, starring the dissident artist Ai Weiwei in his acting debut (playing a smuggler in a world without water); shot by Christopher Doyle ("In the Mood for Love," "Chungking Express," "Hero"); written and directed by Jason Wishnow (the filmmaker behind "TED Talks").

A Distopian Science Fiction, Shot Under A Distopian Reality

Although shooting is complete (because it all had to be a secret) the film makes are seeking Kickstarter funding to cover post production costs (which, this being a science fiction film, include special effects work).

You can read about and see more images from (and contribute funds to) the project at the Kickstarter page.

Best of luck and good health to everyone involved in this project, particularly Ai Weiwei and his colossal balls.