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

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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: ruvid.net/video/video-mmNzKMMEMeU.html
PART 2: ruvid.net/video/video--rP9ktSqQq4.html
PART 3: ruvid.net/video/video-5eWL0YLDX2o.html
This is the seventh film in the Autodale Animated Series. Here's the full playlist!:


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Jan 22, 2021




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Neferpizza Studios
Neferpizza Studios 6 hours ago
Palesa Matjila
Palesa Matjila 15 hours ago
👀why do I have little hope for society and humanity at the end of the movie
Aren Sereathy
So in the end the goddess keeps Autodale alive but the citizens are systematically sacrificed to keep her alive in a process that clearly tortures her. Congratulations Autodale you’ve office earned the title “Abortion of science!”
JonPal MerGwynn
@iamasoldiersvoice #iamasoldiersvoice ¿iamasoldiersvoice
Random Room
Random Room Day ago
This should be a Netflix series
Cheesy Sandwich
Cheesy Sandwich 2 days ago
The tower looks funny
obeachkk 2 days ago
the only thing I don't understand at all is wtf is this head with organ thing that tell the story I understood they was human but beside that what are they?
Tomas Maestri
Tomas Maestri 20 hours ago
She is Hive, a network of the brain extracted from exceptional people, the girl in this movie was the first of them. Just watch the previous Autodale's videos on RUvid to have a full picture
Llama at Keyboard
I’m too stupid for this
Jimmy_H 2 days ago
Всем привет,с вами точно не Дима,но я надеюсь скоро выйдет разбор от него.Как обычно с кучей неожиданных скримеров.
Carl Martin
Carl Martin 2 days ago
Ugly soup anyone?
I know Yoongi's Genius Lab password
3:36 *My dumb ass* : *GrOoT !?*
Arjun Kadiwar
Arjun Kadiwar 3 days ago
Maybe in the old world everyone was infected and killed but then the goddess cured all of them and made illusions of "pretty people" and "ugly" and "ugly's" are real people but "prettys" are just illusions, and the guy in feed the freaks was a freak. A person from the old world?
Arjun Kadiwar
Arjun Kadiwar 3 days ago
.It was actually sad the goddess meant to protect autodale ended up killing more than she protects.
KeyFrame11 3 days ago
lem⃨σภ 3 days ago
My friend: what’s your favourite show? Me: well..
Francisco Moran
Francisco Moran 3 days ago
This looks like the very beginning of how the Matrix was created
Raezores 3 days ago
I hated how they keep putting her on the hot seat like they are different personalities and she's not allowed to cry or be weak or something..
Raezores 3 days ago
Yo you guys should drop dead.. I've had enough existential crisises to understand that we all go through this every day but we don't realize it cuz we're so distracted.
Raezores 3 days ago
This is basically not the truth but it kind of is.. You do this really shows you the fire that exists in reality..
Elongated_Musket 3 days ago
2hr film sponsored by Disney when
Rolf 3 days ago
Wait... 3:12 096?????
SeSSioN 3 days ago
I had to search for this! Why isn't RUvid recommending this!
Nept00n1 4 days ago
Thx for the nightmares!
GabrielX24 _
GabrielX24 _ 4 days ago
New netflix series
Klein 4 days ago
Oh my God it’s all connected. Mother Nature from Mother of nature and Professor Crown from redone
Manda Panda
Manda Panda 4 days ago
ok i’ve been watching these for so long now but i feel like high rise investigation was a little bit inspired by this
Style Snivy
Style Snivy 4 days ago
Will any new colours be used for anything I wonder
Miro Cloud
Miro Cloud 4 days ago
Why does this give me coviv 19 vibes 😭
Erik Sins
Erik Sins 4 days ago
You should make the girl that left Autodale in "Friendly Shadow" come back and help free Autodale's citizens or something like that. That would be awesome. Better yet, you should write a book or a series of novels about this. This is just too good. It is insanely dark and terrifying but I found it beautiful how the shadow helped the little girl escape out of empathy knowing that, had he brought the girl back from the sewers, she would either be experimented on or die. Not to mention her mother would also be taken away and killed because of her suffering state after her husband died. There's also more to the freaks than we thought. They are intelligent, and feel emotion as well. Damn, this is just too awesome!
Kanedsodas 5 days ago
I thought this came out like 4 months ago
Trisha Sarah
Trisha Sarah 5 days ago
This is a such amazing work of art and I respect you for this
Trisha Sarah
Trisha Sarah 5 days ago
Sir can I make a suggestion? Can you add subtitles so its easier to understand?
The Blank Space
The Blank Space 5 days ago
Is this the ending? Or only the beginning
DuraikenGatewae 5 days ago
And the old man demonstrates the process called "Indoctrination." How you make real monsters, and dress them up. Make them look 'pretty.' And burn down everything else. If you look at Autodale and don't think about the how and why of it, you're... kind of missing the point. Though, honest truth is, it's less painful to miss the point of this series than it is to understand and think about that point. Because this series is reflecting what our world is like at its worst. And no, it ain't pretty. :Irony Strikes:
elegance _
elegance _ 5 days ago
what happened to the mayor's daughter? did she become one of the torso-machine-ladies? she was cured of the disease, but what happened after? and how did the tree lady become so humanlike? lots of questions and lots of answers.
George Hackett
George Hackett 5 days ago
So, I think I get most of it. Autodale keeps the tree lady alive so she can protect its citizens from the plague. What I don't understand is why they only feed the abnormal ones to her. Why the ugly ones? Is there something about being different that makes you more nutritious?
George Hackett
George Hackett 5 days ago
What I don't understand is, if the plague creates Freaks, and Autodale was created to keep out the plague, then how does Hive not know about the Freaks? does this mean the Freaks are separate from the plague? A form of evolution, maybe, influenced over millenia? After all, they don't explicitly say how long Autodale's been up and running.
Creator -Exe Mila
KoT 5 days ago
Прикольный фильм, удачи автору!
Zero 5 days ago
Was the "necessary" worth it? Cause if it isn't, it is better to go gentle into the good night.
_No Name_
_No Name_ 5 days ago
Oh so they have to keep killing people to keep the goddess alive??
Snizzy Gaming
Snizzy Gaming 6 days ago
I like how she’s not scared of this creepy ruler with his guts showing, freaky feet, and some skull mask looking thing
Snizzy Gaming
Snizzy Gaming 6 days ago
This is so scary that it’s actually entertaining to watch. And to think this might be our society in another millennium..interesting
Mike Mul
Mike Mul 6 days ago
Ars Lingua Mundi Artis Gratius Populos Gratius and How!!!
Meme Corp.
Meme Corp. 6 days ago
Mashed POTATO 6 days ago
Why that machine has a BIG Nipple
Mutiara Nur Rahmah
Ok ok quick question, how many voices that you have, Mr. Armsby?
Maya E
Maya E 7 days ago
"You think you understand? All the lies? All the needless atrocities?...
Mase4200 7 days ago
Is this the end I absolutely loved this and still have a few questions is this the whole story?
BlackCover95 7 days ago
Until David Armsby makes more videos, this is the last. Until then, we’ll just have to subsist on his playlist. (Link in the description.)
Mase4200 7 days ago
Is this the end I absolutely loved this and still have a few questions is this the whole story?
Dora 7 days ago
The mayor's pupils getting bigger and smaller is such a cool detail
N.S.A C.I.A joint effort
Cyberpunk 1977
Kieren Shan
Kieren Shan 8 days ago
I wish this had captions actually- the auto captions are often inaccurate and there were several parts that no matter how much I replayed it I wasn't sure what was being said...
Donut Dragon
Donut Dragon 8 days ago
dang this poor world
Ghost 8 days ago
This channel is really underrated like wow this is some good stuff
Habitual Resistor
I would love to see more on the "Friendly Shadow".
Habitual Resistor
Wow. I just finished the whole story, and I have to say, this is the best animated series on youtube. There are others I totally love, but this really is the best in my opinion. Bravo
angry and confused Teen
This is what I think is happening we destroyed the planet and the goddess is nature so to keep the human race alive they must commit mass murder to keep the goddess alive and humans they must become murderers to stay alive
Сосуд из Бездны
Somebody do a subtitles, please. Think about deaf people.
Violet Bilodeau
Violet Bilodeau 9 days ago
Can't wait for the next episode! Masterpiece.
Chocolate Pancakes • Edible
1:03 *C L A P C L A P C L A P*
Bradley Lopez
Bradley Lopez 9 days ago
This doesn’t have enough views, the amount of detail is crazy considering its just one person doing the animation.
Jelly Jr.
Jelly Jr. 9 days ago
It’s like they were ravaged by a nuke
ItzEva_1075 9 days ago
I am now officially scared-
Bob Bobinski
Bob Bobinski 9 days ago
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 9 days ago
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 doggo 9 days ago
This storyline should be in a game
Ancientstorm 10 days ago
Awwww shit he said my name!
Max smith
Max smith 10 days ago
this reminds me of the movie 9
Benjamin Connor
Benjamin Connor 10 days ago
So, it was Cyberdemons all along. Fantastic Job.
ARYA GHAITADKE 10 days ago
Perfect nightmare fuel
nun mem
nun mem 10 days ago
The movie should end at 2:46
PC KILLER 10 days ago
Cool video but more detail would have made a huge difference.
imnoturgod 11 days ago
dang autodale be looking like damn citadel with the combine and everything
La caja de Pandora
La caja de Pandora 11 days ago
Holy shit, Walter White has come a long way...
Aaliyah 11 days ago
3:18 “hey vsauce Micheal here”
Colby 11 days ago
Absolutely gorgeous.
smiley satanson
smiley satanson 11 days ago
i still dont get it
idoitsandwich 11 days ago
Please make this into a game!!!!
SCP Foundation
SCP Foundation 12 days ago
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
Idk if this is some kinda series or what but whew this is getting hella interesting
Jade Techna
Jade Techna 12 days ago
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 Lopez 12 days ago
Jesus is coming
Barbora Krátká
Barbora Krátká 12 days ago
In what program do you create your story?
Kobe One
Kobe One 12 days ago
10:36 The leaves floated down, compared to the usual reversed gravity.
Aux Navy
Aux Navy 13 days ago
2:40 Rule 34 pls
Lord Cypher
Lord Cypher 13 days ago
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 Zuo 13 days ago
You know, this just feels like abzu, and I loved that game
ThePatrioticDog 13 days ago
Netflix you now
Jackson Brown
Jackson Brown 13 days ago
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 millard 13 days ago
S'il vous plaît faites des sous-titres en français ☹️
Bilal Aslam
Bilal Aslam 13 days ago
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 - Hatred 13 days ago
The best film to date :D
Arrigo !
Arrigo ! 13 days ago
this serie was great
2Hostage2 13 days ago
A strong story :O Nice ^^
Maurice Vivet
Maurice Vivet 13 days ago
Can you add a French subtitle please
korvasxeno 13 days ago
what happened to the little girl who got healed?
Savannah Chapman
Savannah Chapman 13 days ago
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 13 days ago
•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 13 days ago
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 13 days ago
@BlackCover95 i posted this literally 2 hours befote David said against it.
BlackCover95 13 days ago
“Mother of Nature” is not canon. Proof: ruvid.net/video/video-5eWL0YLDX2o.html
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