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The President’s Daughter has been kidnapped by the brilliant super-criminal Blood Mamba. All rescue attempts have been thwarted by the evil genius. There’s only one thing left to do: send in the Robot. The Robot must fight zombie-monsters and insecurity in order to complete his suicidal mission.

Robot Bastard! (2002) is a short film by Rob Schrab whose credits include Scud: The Disposable Assassin, Monster House, Heat Vision and Jack, Channel 101, The Sarah Silverman Program, Childrens Hospital, Community, and Parks and Recreation.

Imagine a badass cousin of Conky from Pee-wee’s Playhouse fighting the Putty Patrol from Power Rangers… IN SPACE. It has a great visual style and the action sequences are fun and creative. It’s only about 15 minutes so you should just watch it if you haven’t already.

Download the film and tons of extras from the official website.

Rob Schrab also does a live found footage show with Community’s Dan Harmon called Found Crap. I got to see this in person at Everything is Festival 2010 at the Cinefamily in LA. They showed some great stuff that I haven’t been able to find anywhere else. Definitely worth checking out if you have the opportunity.

Robot Bastard! art by Matthew Laznicka