Atomica

Synopsis: In the near future, when communications go offline at a remote nuclear power plant isolated in the desert, a young safety inspector, Abby Dixon, is forced to fly out to bring them back online. Once inside the facility, mysterious clues and strange behaviors cause Abby to have doubts about the sanity, and perhaps identities, of the two employees onsite.
 
IMDB:
4.1
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Year:
2017
81 min
50 Views


[male narrator] Auxilisun meets

the high demands of your busy day

with affordable, renewable energy.

But it wasn't always the power choice

for 99% of the world's

governing economic bodies.

Auxilisun was born

from innovation required

after the three-plant meltdown turned

the world away from nuclear energy.

Oil barons and green extremists

drove energy costs higher and higher,

resulting in the energy crisis of 2018.

The world descended into chaos

until Auxilisun introduced

the tri-fission engine.

An Auxilisun containment facility

was constructed over

the three-plant disaster site,

so the tri-fission engine could

clean up the dangerous radiation.

Progress was slow.

But independent scientific studies prove

that Auxilisun's miraculous

tri-fission engine not only worked,

but it also created new energy from

the radiation it was cleaning,

and thus began

the energy revolution of 2025.

No more dirty biofuels,

inconsistent wind or expensive solar.

Tri-fission engines clean up old waste

while Auxilisun continues to build its

next-generation plants across the world.

Today nuclear energy,

powers everything you do,

and Auxilisun is there to make sure

it stays safe, sustainable,

and, most importantly, affordable.

Auxilisun... Creating a new future

by cleaning up the past.

[clunking]

[whirring]

- [beeping]

- [gasps]

[beeping continues]

Lights on.

[beeping continues]

[sighs]

Alarm off.

[Beeping stops]

[line ringing]

CSE Dixon, it's the middle of the night.

David, communications are down

with both of the field techs...

It's Christmas Day.

Is this something that

can wait until tomorrow?

Gibson Desert North is

the largest nuclear waste repository

in the southern hemisphere.

It doesn't take the day off.

Something's wrong.

We don't have anyone available.

- I'll go.

- What?

You don't have anyone available.

I'm going out there myself.

Call the transpo.

I'll be ready in ten.

Coming in on the red zone now.

Completely uninhabitable. You do

not wanna lose your fuel out here.

So Auxilisun's sending a tech

assistant to a facility this remote.

No chief engineers available?

I am a chief tech engineer.

[chuckles]

- How many facilities you engineered?

- None.

I was recently promoted.

My work's been lab-based.

Live view up.

Now, that's what a real-life Auxilisun

containment facility looks like.

You don't see that in a lab.

This your first flight schedule too?

There's nothing in here about a pickup.

We've lost communication

to Gibson Desert North.

Once I get them back up, I'll

contact Auxilisun HQ for a pickup

and request that they don't send you.

[beeping] [female electronic voice]

System activated.

[rapid clicking]

[clicking]

[clicking]

Decontaminate.

Begin decontamination.

[Klaxon blaring]

[clicking]

Abby Dixon reporting.

I.D. HEB0511.

Entry 001.

Upon my entry into the facility,

no employee response.

The facility itself

is in a state of disrepair,

possibly deserted.

I will log my entries and upload them

as soon as I get the comms back online.

[clinking]

Hello!

- [Abby gasps]

- Who are you?

I'm a technical facility engineer

from Auxilisun.

Mm-hmm.

What are you doing here?

Your communications are down.

I'm here to get you back online.

Some ID?

Can I see some ID?

I can't connect to openwork.

Openwork's not worth sh*t down here.

- Do you have a scanner?

- There's a scanner.

There. On the table.

Yeah.

[sighs]

[scanner beeps]

Mm-hmm.

- Happy?

- Mm-hmm.

My name's Dixon.

Abby Dixon.

How'd you get here?

I was just dropped off

by a company tri-copter.

Just you?

Yeah.

- Just you.

- Just me.

Mm-hmm.

I'll be here long enough

to get you back online.

Which one are you?

Zek or Robinson.

Robinson. I'm Robinson.

Yeah.

You almost gave me a heart attack.

Making noises in the corridor.

They don't teach you how

to knock at Auxilisun HQ?

Where's Dr. Zek?

He's out.

What do you mean "out"?

Where?

Does surveys.

In the desert.

I don't know.

It's not my job.

Well, when will he be back?

He didn't say.

Took the buggy.

[sighs]

- [Klaxon blaring]

- What is that?

It's nothing.

I got it under control.

What do you mean it's nothing?

It's... It's obviously something.

It's not.

[blaring continues]

What are you talking about?

Right here it says, "Error code 8627B."

What does that mean?

What's the procedure? Mm-hmm.

[blaring continues]

The procedure is you need to chill out.

Okay, this is not a joke.

This is a sophisticated facility,

and I'm here to assess

the communication breakdown,

and this could potentially

be a communication...

[blaring stops]

I pulled that lever.

Did you see me pull that lever?

It resets the system.

Yeah.

It makes all these red lights go green.

I told you I had it under control.

Hmm?

[Chuckles]

Will you at least show me to my room?

Mm.

I wasn't...

Expecting guests.

I'm sure you'll love

your accommodations.

[Robinson grunting]

All right.

General...

Common area.

Um, kitchen, obviously.

And up those stairs is the sunroom.

Doesn't look like it gets much use.

No. Um,

not really the tanning type.

Right. But that's not the point.

- The sunrooms were designed...

- To provide a certain amount of UV,

to keep your mind in the right...

My mental health is fine, thank you.

- Is this sick bay?

- Yeah. Your own doctor as well.

It's kind of fun.

So... this...

Yeah, that's you.

Guest quarters.

It's not much, but you know...

Maid comes at 10:00 a.m.

for a fluff and fold.

Merry Christmas.

[sighs]

[whirring, clanging]

Robinson?

[bat squeaking, wings flapping]

Robinson?

[guitar strumming]

Robinson.

[strumming]

Oh.

Hello.

Wow.

I didn't realize this was

gonna be a formal occasion.

I would've shaved my face.

What's that?

In case I need to reach you

in the facility.

Aw, you don't need that.

You're never too far away.

So this is what you

came here to see, huh?

[beeping, whirring]

[beeping]

[beeping, whirring]

[beeping]

[beeping, whirring]

- What's wrong with it?

- [beeping]

Ah, I very much enjoyed

our conversation.

I was feeling a little lonely

before you turned up.

You are just a breath of fresh air.

I'm not here to talk.

I'm here to fix your facility.

Yes.

What's that?

Universal comm unit.

The nerve center for our

whole communication array.

How do you not know this?

The thing's a dinosaur.

Like everything else around here.

Gibson Desert North is not a dinosaur.

It's the prototype that our

entire company is hinged on.

And our proudest achievement.

Oh. Well, then that's

just a little bit sad.

[whirring]

[strumming continues]

So?

[low humming]

Sorry.

Can you fix it?

There's no power.

I have batteries.

I'm gonna have to run a

diagnostics scan on the entire facility

to see where the breakdown

in the system is.

Diagnostics scan, huh?

Yeah.

Yeesh.

Would you mind showing me

to the machine room?

Sure.

[strumming stops]

Now.

Don't touch the guitar, please.

[sighs]

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