Watch: ‘Back to the Future Part II’ Inspires Great ‘Hoverboard’ Short


We’ve seen one of the best parts of Back to the Future Part II become a faux reality with Mattel’s collectible Marty McFly hoverboard, and fans with a lot of money could have even bought Griff’s Pitbull hoverboard from the film. Now 2015 is just a couple years away, and the version of the future from the sequel hasn’t exactly become a reality. There’s no flying cars and unless Steven Spielberg steps up his game, there won’t be a Jaws 19 directed by his son Max. But that doesn’t mean the hoverboard isn’t still something inspiring for young minds with an eye towards the future, and a cool short film illustrates that fact. Watch!

Here’s the short film Hoverboard from Sydney Freeland via SlashFilm:

Hoverboard was created as part of the 2013 PBS Online Film Festival (you can vote for it to win right here), and it’s certainly a charming lover letter to one of my favorite sci-fi films of all-time. Of course, the sequel only works as a companion to the first film, which is pretty much the most perfect time travel film ever made, and easily one of the best films of all time. Still, the series has inspired countless filmmakers, made for tons of pop culture references, and great pieces of work like this short film. If only making a time machine was as easy as crafting a DeLorean out of a cardboard box. Or maybe it is, and that’s the real key!

By Ethan Anderton

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