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

22 Th01, 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: viworld.info/rock/video/zqWB3X2usHWAyYk.html
PART 2: viworld.info/rock/video/jqqDnJ3VtqGE1Wg.html
PART 3: viworld.info/rock/video/lp2Kr2K6r3SLlqM.html
This is the seventh film in the Autodale Animated Series. Here's the full playlist!:


  • 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:

    DuraikenGatewaeDuraikenGatewae2 giờ trước
  • 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.

    elegance _elegance _3 giờ trước
  • 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 HackettGeorge Hackett4 giờ trước
  • 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.

    George HackettGeorge Hackett4 giờ trước
  • Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow

    Creator -Exe MilaCreator -Exe Mila8 giờ trước
  • Прикольный фильм, удачи автору!

    KoTKoT8 giờ trước
  • Was the "necessary" worth it? Cause if it isn't, it is better to go gentle into the good night.

    ZeroZero10 giờ trước
  • Oh so they have to keep killing people to keep the goddess alive??

    _No Name__No Name_16 giờ trước
  • I like how she’s not scared of this creepy ruler with his guts showing, freaky feet, and some skull mask looking thing

    Snizzy GamingSnizzy GamingNgày trước
  • This is so scary that it’s actually entertaining to watch. And to think this might be our society in another millennium..interesting

    Snizzy GamingSnizzy GamingNgày trước

    Emmanuel United Church, Ottawa, CanadaEmmanuel United Church, Ottawa, CanadaNgày trước
  • Ars Lingua Mundi Artis Gratius Populos Gratius and How!!!

    Mike MulMike MulNgày trước
  • Nice

    Meme Corp.Meme Corp.Ngày trước
  • Why that machine has a BIG Nipple

    Mashed POTATOMashed POTATONgày trước
  • Ok ok quick question, how many voices that you have, Mr. Armsby?

    Mutiara Nur RahmahMutiara Nur RahmahNgày trước
  • "You think you understand? All the lies? All the needless atrocities?...

    Maya EMaya E2 ngày trước
  • Is this the end I absolutely loved this and still have a few questions is this the whole story?

    Mase4200Mase42002 ngày trước
    • 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.)

      BlackCover95BlackCover952 ngày trước
  • Is this the end I absolutely loved this and still have a few questions is this the whole story?

    Mase4200Mase42002 ngày trước
  • The mayor's pupils getting bigger and smaller is such a cool detail

    DoraDora2 ngày trước
  • Cyberpunk 1977

    N.S.A C.I.A joint effortN.S.A C.I.A joint effort2 ngày trước
  • 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...

    Kieren ShanKieren Shan2 ngày trước
  • dang this poor world

    Donut DragonDonut Dragon2 ngày trước
  • This channel is really underrated like wow this is some good stuff

    GhostGhost2 ngày trước
  • I would love to see more on the "Friendly Shadow".

    Habitual ResistorHabitual Resistor2 ngày trước
  • 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

    Habitual ResistorHabitual Resistor2 ngày trước
  • 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

    angry and confused Teenangry and confused Teen3 ngày trước
  • Somebody do a subtitles, please. Think about deaf people.

    Сосуд из БездныСосуд из Бездны3 ngày trước
  • Can't wait for the next episode! Masterpiece.

    Violet BilodeauViolet Bilodeau3 ngày trước
  • 1:03 *C L A P C L A P C L A P*

    Chocolate Pancakes • EdibleChocolate Pancakes • Edible3 ngày trước
  • This doesn’t have enough views, the amount of detail is crazy considering its just one person doing the animation.

    Bradley LopezBradley Lopez4 ngày trước
  • It’s like they were ravaged by a nuke

    Jelly Jr.Jelly Jr.4 ngày trước
  • I am now officially scared-

    ItzEva_1075ItzEva_10754 ngày trước
  • 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.

    Bob BobinskiBob Bobinski4 ngày trước
  • 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.

    Sondash360Sondash3604 ngày trước
  • This storyline should be in a game

    galactic doggogalactic doggo4 ngày trước
  • Awwww shit he said my name!

    AncientstormAncientstorm4 ngày trước
  • this reminds me of the movie 9

    Max smithMax smith5 ngày trước
  • So, it was Cyberdemons all along. Fantastic Job.

    Benjamin ConnorBenjamin Connor5 ngày trước
  • Perfect nightmare fuel

  • The movie should end at 2:46

    nun memnun mem5 ngày trước
  • Cool video but more detail would have made a huge difference.

    PC KILLERPC KILLER5 ngày trước
  • dang autodale be looking like damn citadel with the combine and everything

    imnoturgodimnoturgod5 ngày trước
  • Holy shit, Walter White has come a long way...

    La caja de PandoraLa caja de Pandora6 ngày trước
  • 3:18 “hey vsauce Micheal here”

    AaliyahAaliyah6 ngày trước
  • Absolutely gorgeous.

    ColbyColby6 ngày trước
  • i still dont get it

    smiley satansonsmiley satanson6 ngày trước
  • Please make this into a game!!!!

    idoitsandwichidoitsandwich6 ngày trước
  • 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

    SCP FoundationSCP Foundation7 ngày trước
  • Idk if this is some kinda series or what but whew this is getting hella interesting

    thanosshould snaprnthanosshould snaprn7 ngày trước
  • 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

    Jade TechnaJade Techna7 ngày trước
  • Jesus is coming

    Samuel LopezSamuel Lopez7 ngày trước
  • In what program do you create your story?

    Barbora KrátkáBarbora Krátká7 ngày trước
  • 10:36 The leaves floated down, compared to the usual reversed gravity.

    Kobe OneKobe One7 ngày trước
  • 2:40 Rule 34 pls

    Aux NavyAux Navy7 ngày trước
  • 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.

    Lord CypherLord Cypher7 ngày trước
  • You know, this just feels like abzu, and I loved that game

    Geoff ZuoGeoff Zuo7 ngày trước
  • Netflix you now

    ThePatrioticDogThePatrioticDog7 ngày trước
  • 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?

    Jackson BrownJackson Brown8 ngày trước
  • S'il vous plaît faites des sous-titres en français ☹️

    galdrick millardgaldrick millard8 ngày trước
  • 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.

    Bilal AslamBilal Aslam8 ngày trước
  • The best film to date :D

    Haywire - HatredHaywire - Hatred8 ngày trước
  • this serie was great

    Arrigo !Arrigo !8 ngày trước
  • A strong story :O Nice ^^

    2Hostage22Hostage28 ngày trước
  • Can you add a French subtitle please

    Maurice VivetMaurice Vivet8 ngày trước
  • what happened to the little girl who got healed?

    korvasxenokorvasxeno8 ngày trước
  • 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.

    Savannah ChapmanSavannah Chapman8 ngày trước
    • •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.

      BlackCover95BlackCover957 ngày trước
  • 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?

    ChocoboyChocoboy8 ngày trước
    • @BlackCover95 i posted this literally 2 hours befote David said against it.

      ChocoboyChocoboy7 ngày trước
    • “Mother of Nature” is not canon. Proof: viworld.info/rock/video/lp2Kr2K6r3SLlqM.html

      BlackCover95BlackCover957 ngày trước
  • The wailing of the matriarch sends shivers down my spine

    P E A R B E A RP E A R B E A R8 ngày trước
  • so... it's not as black and white as it seems.

    Emily LEmily L8 ngày trước
  • “Don’t be happy about your achievements, be happy that you lived to see them.”

    JacciswaccJacciswacc8 ngày trước
  • 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.

    SurtuSurtu8 ngày trước
  • omg its so amazing I've waited so long for the next animation to come out ITS JUST SO AMAZING

    xxRIVERxx MountainxxRIVERxx Mountain8 ngày trước
  • Am I the only one drawing a connection between The Withering Goddess and The Mother of Nature?

    Katy-Cat WeeabooKaty-Cat Weeaboo9 ngày trước
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    [Deleted Account][Deleted Account]9 ngày trước
  • Awesome

    Cushla SkipperCushla Skipper9 ngày trước
  • “Immortal Machine” or as I call it, Benny if he was a rotting corpse, talks to girl

    SkullBunny XxSkullBunny Xx9 ngày trước
  • OK, i hate this.

    Мануела КръстеваМануела Кръстева9 ngày trước
  • 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???

    Francesca DeLalloFrancesca DeLallo9 ngày trước
    • It can’t be the same. Robinson Jr’s wife is seen tuning in to the radio show at the end of “Friendly Shadow”.

      BlackCover95BlackCover957 ngày trước
  • Is it just me or does the Mayor look a lot like how the Goddess used to look?

    TheAdvertisementTheAdvertisement10 ngày trước
  • the story of auto-dale is made so well, its kind of creepy

    JasmineJasmine10 ngày trước
  • 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

    mknzmknz10 ngày trước
  • Me after changing my name to something I feel that's more comfortable but forgetting it frequently 0:05

    Mander NuggetMander Nugget10 ngày trước
  • 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.

    hillosmilloshillosmillos10 ngày trước
  • Out of all the shapes it has to be 10:25 really

    OCULU games & craftOCULU games & craft10 ngày trước
  • I wonder how the mayor figured out that he must feed the matriarch with human jam in order to keep her alive.

    EgirhorEgirhor11 ngày trước
    • Equivalent Exchange?

      Kitsune ScribeKitsune Scribe8 ngày trước
  • 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' 😏

    Life with EvaLife with Eva11 ngày trước
  • 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.

    Spicy PacifistSpicy Pacifist11 ngày trước
  • Daaaamn, this explains everything, although makes 1000 times more questions.

    HDRpointerHDRpointer11 ngày trước
  • they all need to know the truth about everything

    BEATBOXthemovieBEATBOXthemovie11 ngày trước
  • 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?

    Ok DarioOk Dario11 ngày trước
  • 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 .

    canary 002canary 00211 ngày trước
  • Yo those walls reminds me of the walls from attack on titan lmao

    Natalie KolbeNatalie Kolbe11 ngày trước
  • it's amazing.. i love that

    BuriXon 120702BuriXon 12070211 ngày trước
  • This is happening right now. People are waking up to this pandemic and pulling the curtain back and finding out what really lurks behind.

    Joanne WilsonJoanne Wilson11 ngày trước
  • The shape of the tower is picking at me.

    Eddwardo ChesterfieldEddwardo Chesterfield11 ngày trước
  • 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?

    João MarceloJoão Marcelo11 ngày trước
  • It’s almost over

    Dank Duck StudiosDank Duck Studios11 ngày trước
  • Sometimes lies are the only thing that can bring you happiness...

    someone¿•-•¿someone¿•-•¿12 ngày trước
  • 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.

  • 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?

    Ticci - TobyTicci - Toby12 ngày trước