"Immortal Machine" | Dystopian Animated Short Film (2021)

Film dhe animacion

Created by David James Armsby.
"You think you understand? All the lies? All the needless atrocities?...
No. There is reason, and I want to show you..."
Deep in the heart of Autodale lives their Mayor. As old as the town itself, a once great inventor, now a gangly and decaying but undying thing which the townsfolk have long forgotten, but continue to echo his machine-obsessed beliefs.
This film follows Autodale's Exceptional Woman as she journey's deep down the rabbit hole of the Mayor's Immortal Machine.

This film was one of the most challenging and taxing projects of my life. The film covers a subject matter that is extremely difficult to pull off from an artistic and technical standpoint. Nothing about the setting, characters or structure of this film was easy to do. That's actually the reason I've put off tackling the heart of Autodale and the Matriarch for so long. I knew to pull it off successfully would require a tremendous amount of time, effort and artistic know-how which I didn't feel confident I could do.
It wasn't until after finishing my previous and longest animated short film, "Friendly Shadow", that I finally felt that I was at the skill level required for this gigantic project.
I'm not in love with all of it, but overall I think it definitely succeeded. This film is extremely ambitious and grand and I'm extremely proud of the result. I really hope you guys like it too! :D

Voice Actors:
Adrienne Cox - "Exceptional Woman", "Hive", "The Matriarch".
David Armsby - "The Mayor"
Original Music composed by Rayshaun Thompson and Cameron Moody.
PART 1: althe.info/number/06Cvqn-GgHaCmLo/video
PART 2: althe.info/number/k6WxaZ-thqKGpJk/video
PART 3: althe.info/number/m5i4fGSSf3WNZdQ/video
This is the seventh film in the Autodale Animated Series. Here's the full playlist!:



  • Сосуд из Бездны
    Сосуд из Бездны5 orë më parë

    Somebody do a subtitles, please. Think about deaf people.

  • Violet Bilodeau
    Violet Bilodeau5 orë më parë

    Can't wait for the next episode! Masterpiece.

  • Chocolate Pancakes • Edible
    Chocolate Pancakes • Edible10 orë më parë

    1:03 *C L A P C L A P C L A P*

  • Bradley Lopez
    Bradley Lopez16 orë më parë

    This doesn’t have enough views, the amount of detail is crazy considering its just one person doing the animation.

  • Jelly Jr.
    Jelly Jr.17 orë më parë

    It’s like they were ravaged by a nuke

  • ItzEva_1075
    ItzEva_107519 orë më parë

    I am now officially scared-

  • Bob Bobinski
    Bob Bobinski20 orë më parë

    I wonder if this is going to be a thing where we just keep learning more about this town and never come to a conclusion, or will there actually be an ending.

  • Sondash360
    Sondash360Ditë më parë

    This is definitely one of the best works of yours, that being said please don't stress yourself too much. A short like this made by a one man army is already an achievement on itself. All the work you put in your shorts is stunning, so don't be afraid to ask for help if something's too laborious. Really, amazing work David.

  • galactic doggo
    galactic doggoDitë më parë

    This storyline should be in a game

  • Ancientstorm
    AncientstormDitë më parë

    Awwww shit he said my name!

  • Max smith
    Max smithDitë më parë

    this reminds me of the movie 9

  • Benjamin Connor
    Benjamin ConnorDitë më parë

    So, it was Cyberdemons all along. Fantastic Job.

    ARYA GHAITADKEDitë më parë

    Perfect nightmare fuel

  • nun mem
    nun memDitë më parë

    The movie should end at 2:46

    PC KILLER2 ditë më parë

    Cool video but more detail would have made a huge difference.

  • imnoturgod
    imnoturgod2 ditë më parë

    dang autodale be looking like damn citadel with the combine and everything

  • La caja de Pandora
    La caja de Pandora2 ditë më parë

    Holy shit, Walter White has come a long way...

  • Aaliyah
    Aaliyah2 ditë më parë

    3:18 “hey vsauce Micheal here”

  • Colby
    Colby2 ditë më parë

    Absolutely gorgeous.

  • smiley satanson
    smiley satanson2 ditë më parë

    i still dont get it

  • idoitsandwich
    idoitsandwich2 ditë më parë

    Please make this into a game!!!!

  • SCP Foundation
    SCP Foundation3 ditë më parë

    So everything has to be perfect and the people that are called ugly are basically smart and they are said to the goddess so this this blows my mind oh my god this dream from the dream SMP live here ? Also this is perfect This is the most interesting thing that has come out of 2021 for the most part

  • thanosshould snaprn
    thanosshould snaprn3 ditë më parë

    Idk if this is some kinda series or what but whew this is getting hella interesting

  • Jade Techna
    Jade Techna3 ditë më parë

    3:30 Remember the film “Mother of Nature”? This “thing” kinda looks like it with the sticks in the shoulder’s and all 3:36 And you can kinda see some horn/ear like things on the head like Mother Nature in the film But it looks like a skull instead- Just a similarity tho

  • Samuel Lopez
    Samuel Lopez3 ditë më parë

    Jesus is coming

  • Barbora Krátká
    Barbora Krátká3 ditë më parë

    In what program do you create your story?

  • Kobe One
    Kobe One4 ditë më parë

    10:36 The leaves floated down, compared to the usual reversed gravity.

  • Aux Navy
    Aux Navy4 ditë më parë

    2:40 Rule 34 pls

  • Lord Cypher
    Lord Cypher4 ditë më parë

    This has a very WH40k vibe with the sacrifices needed to keep humanity alive. Both keep a literal god/goddess alive which in turn protects humanity from Chaos/Disease.

  • Geoff Zuo
    Geoff Zuo4 ditë më parë

    You know, this just feels like abzu, and I loved that game

  • ThePatrioticDog
    ThePatrioticDog4 ditë më parë

    Netflix you now

  • Jackson Brown
    Jackson Brown4 ditë më parë

    The liquid keeping her alive seems to trigger all the sorrow fed from those who gave their limited lives to. She cries out from the injection. Does she know this is a futile solution?

  • galdrick millard
    galdrick millard4 ditë më parë

    S'il vous plaît faites des sous-titres en français ☹️

  • Bilal Aslam
    Bilal Aslam4 ditë më parë

    I think the best part of this series is there are no "good" or "bad" guys, and no insidious ideology that they are justifying the atrocities in the name of. Rather, the Mayor is choosing the only viable option to prevent the end of human existence itself - he recognizes there are no good choices, that the outside world is too corrupted, diseased, and broken to ever fix. All he can do is continue to sustain what is left of human's miserable existence by creating a reality where individuals can live as happily deluded as possible. But in the end, the Mayor knows that it is all for nought, and even he will succumb to fate.

  • Haywire - Hatred
    Haywire - Hatred4 ditë më parë

    The best film to date :D

  • Arrigo !
    Arrigo !4 ditë më parë

    this serie was great

  • 2Hostage2
    2Hostage24 ditë më parë

    A strong story :O Nice ^^

  • Maurice Vivet
    Maurice Vivet4 ditë më parë

    Can you add a French subtitle please

  • korvasxeno
    korvasxeno4 ditë më parë

    what happened to the little girl who got healed?

  • Savannah Chapman
    Savannah Chapman4 ditë më parë

    So are all the hive members people who saw through the lies? Or is the middle girl the first to do that and those in the hive are from before the city was finalized? Also, are all hive members female? I saw some that looked male but only heard female voices, especially the duo that are wrapped together.

  • BlackCover95


    4 ditë më parë

    •No, just the first one was the one to see through it all. •The others were specifically collected by her, assimilated to be a giant think tank. •There are indeed make Hive members (the Friendly Shadow used to be in the Hive), but they all share the Exceptional Woman’s voice.

  • Chocoboy
    Chocoboy4 ditë më parë

    is...is the mother of nature dead? are there more then one of her? dave said that the world of the great rat and terrible hound and the world of autodale are the same, and in that story, the rat has a sculpture of the mother of nature, so is the mother of nature dead, or did she do this?

  • Chocoboy


    4 ditë më parë

    @BlackCover95 i posted this literally 2 hours befote David said against it.

  • BlackCover95


    4 ditë më parë

    “Mother of Nature” is not canon. Proof: althe.info/number/m5i4fGSSf3WNZdQ/video

  • P E A R B E A R
    P E A R B E A R5 ditë më parë

    The wailing of the matriarch sends shivers down my spine

  • Emily L
    Emily L5 ditë më parë

    so... it's not as black and white as it seems.

  • Jacciswacc
    Jacciswacc5 ditë më parë

    “Don’t be happy about your achievements, be happy that you lived to see them.”

  • Surtu
    Surtu5 ditë më parë

    The fascinating bit is that the goddess isn't really being kept alive by him to protect the people, the people are being kept alive by him and in a tightly controlled system to use as fuel to try and keep alive the goddess. So they're told lies so at least the ones that haven't been harvested yet are happy, but none of it means anything its all just to hide that they're fuel. Simultaneously the goddess clearly doesn't want this at all and it even causes her pain; she wants to heal them. But she doesn't hate him despite what he's doing and how it hurts her. So complex.

  • xxRIVERxx Mountain
    xxRIVERxx Mountain5 ditë më parë

    omg its so amazing I've waited so long for the next animation to come out ITS JUST SO AMAZING

  • Katy-Cat Weeaboo
    Katy-Cat Weeaboo5 ditë më parë

    Am I the only one drawing a connection between The Withering Goddess and The Mother of Nature?

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  • Cushla Skipper
    Cushla Skipper6 ditë më parë


  • SkullBunny Xx
    SkullBunny Xx6 ditë më parë

    “Immortal Machine” or as I call it, Benny if he was a rotting corpse, talks to girl

  • Мануела Кръстева
    Мануела Кръстева6 ditë më parë

    OK, i hate this.

  • Francesca DeLallo
    Francesca DeLallo6 ditë më parë

    Do you think the boy from the husband and wife we saw in Model Citizen is the dad that died in Friendly Shadow? The little girl seems oddly similar to the one we see waving, the only thing I can see wrong with this is the fact that the wife has a pixie cut, and they have two sons- one which I am pretty sure is older that the girl, which would have made them standing with them. I don't know. I like to think everything is all related, so really it is just my head cannon. Also, I think the man was killed off by the robots or " Handyman" . I am pretty sure the Handyman found out the daughter was hanging out with the "Freaks", so they tried to kill her, but instead the dad, or the man, saw his daughter about to die and intervened. Ultimately, causing his death and making it possible for his daughter to run away. We see Friendly Shadow find the girl and her friend but we don't really know what happened to him? Did the hive rewire him or kill him off???

  • BlackCover95


    4 ditë më parë

    It can’t be the same. Robinson Jr’s wife is seen tuning in to the radio show at the end of “Friendly Shadow”.

  • TheAdvertisement
    TheAdvertisement6 ditë më parë

    Is it just me or does the Mayor look a lot like how the Goddess used to look?

  • Jasmine
    Jasmine6 ditë më parë

    the story of auto-dale is made so well, its kind of creepy

  • mknz
    mknz6 ditë më parë

    man I just watched all of these, and... WOW, they are incredible. the animation, the story... everything's so unsettling but the animation is really pretty (haha) and clean and I can't stop watching

  • Mander Nugget
    Mander Nugget6 ditë më parë

    Me after changing my name to something I feel that's more comfortable but forgetting it frequently 0:05

  • hillosmillos
    hillosmillos7 ditë më parë

    It's so disturbing that Mayor was actually made with human skin. They somehow collected them (I don't want to think how) and attached them all together. The bad part is the place is huge and it looks like it was all covered with fresh human skin and limbs. I also don't want to imagine what Mayor did to her to turn a human to that disgusting head creature thing.

  • OCULU games & craft
    OCULU games & craft7 ditë më parë

    Out of all the shapes it has to be 10:25 really

  • Egirhor
    Egirhor7 ditë më parë

    I wonder how the mayor figured out that he must feed the matriarch with human jam in order to keep her alive.

  • Kitsune Scribe

    Kitsune Scribe

    5 ditë më parë

    Equivalent Exchange?

  • Life with Eva
    Life with Eva7 ditë më parë

    OMG I JUST FINISHED READING THE 'UGLIES' BOOK SERIES AND REALLY WANTED IT TO BE A MOVIE!!!! I JUST REALIZED HOW CLOSE THIS IS! PRETTIES AND UGLIES OMGGGGGGGG There are some missing factors, but this is the closest I think I will get. Reply if you've read 'Uglies' 😏

  • Spicy Pacifist
    Spicy Pacifist7 ditë më parë

    So, he found basically a goddess of life. After she helped her daughter, she 'died', so he did what he could to bring her back to life and keep her alive, by slowly replacing her skin of bark to flesh so she could accept blood to continue living. By the looks of it, she seems at least content with being alive, even leaning into the mayor's touch. But the sounds she made when blood was injected say otherwise. Perhaps her body still isn't used to the flesh and blood, so it always hurts her. Or, perhaps he hurts her on purpose in order to get like, a burst of healing, or something like that. Also...wonder if we'll see anything with that little girl again. I'm sure being the first touched by the goddess became some kind of honor.

  • HDRpointer
    HDRpointer7 ditë më parë

    Daaaamn, this explains everything, although makes 1000 times more questions.

  • BEATBOXthemovie
    BEATBOXthemovie7 ditë më parë

    they all need to know the truth about everything

  • Ok Dario
    Ok Dario7 ditë më parë

    I don't really get what the woman does and why she is seen trapped with other faces. Are they supposed to help Autodale function?

  • canary 002
    canary 0027 ditë më parë

    What's happening here is the earth is evolving and the mayor desperately trying to stick to the old ways instead of surrendering to nature and fighting against her instead he arrogantly thinks hes saving her. The freaks are proof of his arrogance. What hes doing isnt necessary, but hes done too much ri keep this going so he cant in his mind give it up. The people of ato dale aslo represent us .

  • Natalie Kolbe
    Natalie Kolbe7 ditë më parë

    Yo those walls reminds me of the walls from attack on titan lmao

  • BuriXon 120702
    BuriXon 1207027 ditë më parë

    it's amazing.. i love that

  • Joanne Wilson
    Joanne Wilson8 ditë më parë

    This is happening right now. People are waking up to this pandemic and pulling the curtain back and finding out what really lurks behind.

  • Biggie Cheese
    Biggie Cheese8 ditë më parë

    This is super great but I kinda miss when these were more of a social commentary

  • Eddwardo Chesterfield
    Eddwardo Chesterfield8 ditë më parë

    The shape of the tower is picking at me.

  • João Marcelo
    João Marcelo8 ditë më parë

    I understand that the creator of Autodale maintained this bizarre utopia to keep the citizens of the city free from the disease, but the question is, what guarantees that this disease still exists and that it wasn't eradicated years, or perhaps centuries ago?

  • Dank Duck Studios
    Dank Duck Studios8 ditë më parë

    It’s almost over

  • someone¿•-•¿
    someone¿•-•¿8 ditë më parë

    Sometimes lies are the only thing that can bring you happiness...

    ITZA TRENDING8 ditë më parë

    In friendly shadow the girl and the little freak walked right out of Autodale, I don't think the goddess is necessary anymore, autodale's machine can stop and the people can live freely. The mayor wont free them.

  • Ticci - Toby
    Ticci - Toby8 ditë më parë

    So uhh, what do they do with the waste of the goddess? If she uses energy to protect autodale from disease, wouldn't her waste be likewise to radioactive?

  • Ace
    Ace8 ditë më parë

    So they need the blood of the “uglies” to keep that goddess alive?

  • ANON#1
    ANON#18 ditë më parë

    This is the best show that I've ever watched. The fact that it's an indie project is incredible

  • Gol d
    Gol d8 ditë më parë

    I really wanne see HIVE arguing with echtother like Angry hive: shut up funny hive ur soo anoying Funny hive :hahaa you need 🥛

  • Neo Confederate Guy
    Neo Confederate Guy8 ditë më parë

    I want an episode where the citizens start an uprising/Revolution for their freedom

  • sema kaya
    sema kaya8 ditë më parë

    Türkçede yapın5 lütfen

  • Åsta Helgheim Grung
    Åsta Helgheim Grung8 ditë më parë

    dude i hope this is a nother guy voicing him

  • Gary Hay
    Gary Hay8 ditë më parë

    The wilting goddess is Mother Nature from the other film Deadsound had made!

  • Altan Cengiz
    Altan Cengiz8 ditë më parë

    Wait a min the emperor is a half monster?

  • Venus Montage
    Venus Montage9 ditë më parë

    founding titan, walls, and the 'outside' that is sick

  • imaginative girl
    imaginative girl9 ditë më parë

    i just have 1 word to say wow what a animation

  • sea turtle シ
    sea turtle シ9 ditë më parë

    ósea que ya se termino????? nooooooo yo quería mas F, pero me encanto estuvo muy bien echo todo :3

  • Syddie animations
    Syddie animations9 ditë më parë

    can someone please tell me what program he uses???

  • Gaming Puperz
    Gaming Puperz9 ditë më parë

    I can't tell if they are forcing her to make energy... or she is grateful that they are keeping her alive. Is the blood supposed to make her scream or something so she makes energy? I am confused

  • Sage Ervin
    Sage Ervin9 ditë më parë

    This story is so good but there is one major plot hole. In the episode “Model Citizens”, the tv program says “your boy or girl”, implying that each couple only has one child. If this is the case, the population will dwindle pretty quickly which kind of destroys the purpose of keeping the human population alive. I don’t know, does anyone have an explanation?

  • Sage Ervin

    Sage Ervin

    9 ditë më parë

    @BlackCover95 Thank you. I must have missed that

  • BlackCover95


    9 ditë më parë

    There are families with more than one child, canonically. It’s been shown in several episodes-including the first one!

  • João Vitor Farina Braga
    João Vitor Farina Braga9 ditë më parë

    Man not gonna like but that tower came directly from the little mermaid poster

  • Juan Pablo Navas
    Juan Pablo Navas9 ditë më parë

    Oh my god, this was uploaded the same day that was my birthday... Thank you i think :3

  • Kehinde Omotoso
    Kehinde Omotoso9 ditë më parë

    It is disturbingly interesting

  • Noah T T
    Noah T T9 ditë më parë

    Truly beautiful I am excited to see how this world evolves

  • R Lulli
    R Lulli9 ditë më parë

    is that Neo from final matrix ? like Jesus sacrifices self for all?

  • Ember Yakisoba
    Ember Yakisoba9 ditë më parë

    Guys we are forgetting about the guy in “don’t feed the freaks” what happened to him will he be the one to reveal the truth, was he not important, or did he become a “freak”?

  • Jarvalicious
    Jarvalicious9 ditë më parë

    Let's be real, if electricity was generated with blood, there'd be a country like this.

  • Marvelous Chester
    Marvelous Chester9 ditë më parë

    Man, these guys remind me of the adeptus mechanicus from warhammer, except, not AS insane. Fantastic animation! Keep it up buddy.

  • Blue River
    Blue River9 ditë më parë

    I literally had my jaw dropped the WHOLE TIME - *DAMN* this is INCREDIBLE

  • Altria Pendragon
    Altria Pendragon9 ditë më parë

    Aot flashback

  • Nurm
    Nurm9 ditë më parë

    Me: "incredibox dystopia sounds"

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