Playing God

The first short story is set in the world of Desert Earth, gives a fleshed-out back story to the Scientist (portrayed by James Bolton), and his involvement with the Jem Generation 5 Program.

One of the unique things about Desert Earth was that no character had a name, and no year in time was the project set.  This short movie continues some ways at least.

Throughout the entire movie, no names are actually spoken, although I have in creating the project named the female prototype robot, Jem (Jem Generation 5, or JemGen5 for short).

I have also named the lead scientist, simply called, Mann.


A construction date for the JemGen5 has already been stated as 2097, several years before the events of Desert Earth; so the Earth had gone to hell a lot earlier then some would have originally thought.

Starring (in order of appearance):


Duncan Farnden-Marks

Kayleigh Uren

James Bolton

Julio Nivar Garcia

Promo Shots

Screenshots -before additional post work (on most images)

Screenshots & behind the scenes for The Agent 'scene bridging' animations

Screenshots & behind the scenes for Destiny of Worlds 'DPWP' logo animation

Current News

February 2022

Button Badges, Printed Magnets, Bookmarks, and Keyrings are now only available through my selling site.

There's also a selection of pre-made Drinks Coasters currently available.

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