A Sun Will Always Sing | Better Worlds

  • Published on Feb 4, 2019
  • In Karin Lowachee’s original short story, a spacecraft carrying precious cargo embarks on a lifetime journey to a better world.
    Read Karin Lowachee’s original story here: bit.ly/2MNfdm4
    “A Sun Will Always Sing” is a part of Better Worlds, The Verge’s science fiction project about hope. bit.ly/2RjbsdN
    Directed by: Chad Thompson
    Production: Yeah Haus
    Creative Direction: The Verge
    Screenplay: Laura Hudson
    Art Director: Claudio Araos Marincovic
    Additional Design: Felipe Fiori, MIchelle Ouellette
    Music: Ambrose Yu
    Sound Design: Sono Sanctus
    Compositing + Post: Thad Chompson, Cathy Tompkins
    Animators: Michael Abarca, Jose Moreno, Elijah Watkins, Mel McCann, Jess Rowden, Edgar Ferrer, Dahc Nospmoht
    Production Supervisor: Kaylee Kean
    Colorists: Omar Romolino, Max Morgan, Guilherme Gurian, Kelsey Gottschlich, Oliver Wee
    Voice Actors: Gayatri Bahl, Samuel Fleming
    Executive Producers: Eleanor Donovan, Nilay Patel
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Comments • 181

  • The Verge
    The Verge  4 months ago +40

    Read Karin Lowachee’s original story here: bit.ly/2MNfdm4

    • Cyberphobe
      Cyberphobe 4 months ago

      Why would I listen to you, The Verge?

  • JK
    JK 2 days ago

    This is actually a really good story, coupled with beautiful animation and this is a great video. We should see more of this :)

  • vikalp verma
    vikalp verma 2 months ago

    I feel the sadness of this fictional world would unfortunately be out story too. We will destroy this planet, end it , run from it but the real questions it that are we currently destroying the world too fastly that we may not have the time needed to send a small portion of humans two possibly 2 or 3 different systems. It's highly likely that over time models would come up which would predictions the time left for the planet to remain habitable, it's only after that global efforts will join hands around truly seeking the stars.

  • Radu Bogdan
    Radu Bogdan 3 months ago

    Reminds me of "The Mysterious Explorations of Jasper Morello".

  • mehmet gurdal
    mehmet gurdal 3 months ago

    I want moooore :( animation is not beautiful it's GORGEOUS
    Definetly deserves more attention

  • Aleksandr Strizhevskiy
    Aleksandr Strizhevskiy 3 months ago

    What an optimistic view of the future. Almost all of humanity is dead and robots are left to care for those left. I guess that someone's vision of utopia.

  • Magus
    Magus 4 months ago

    enjoyed that, well done

  • Elit3Blaze
    Elit3Blaze 4 months ago

    Needs more swiss army knives

  • Farid Athar
    Farid Athar 4 months ago

    That first 30s had me thingking the "People die when they get killed"

  • sorcerer art
    sorcerer art 4 months ago

    Thank you so much The Verge and all the people involved on creating this beautiful masterpiece! Keep up the good work! I can't wait for the next seasons to come :)

  • Ignas Savickas
    Ignas Savickas 4 months ago

    This goes so deep.

  • Sha shank
    Sha shank 4 months ago

    OMG, the animatrix are so good !! The Verge is the only channel that understands the Sci-Fi perspective of humanity and all its elements. Amazing work.

  • Siby George
    Siby George 4 months ago +1

    it would be awesome if u made it 60fps

    • CitrusBadger
      CitrusBadger 4 months ago +1

      24 fps looks a lot better in animation and cinematics

  • The same old Show
    The same old Show 4 months ago

    Stunning animation

  • Zucre Films
    Zucre Films 4 months ago


  • Alexander L
    Alexander L 4 months ago +2

    This is my favorite Better Worlds so far. The story and the short were both absolutely fantastic

  • Manatee Man
    Manatee Man 4 months ago

    Asks salient question: "you don't get to ask that."
    Then asks stupid and obvious question after personal sacrifice
    Kay then

  • Manatee Man
    Manatee Man 4 months ago +1

    Well, I mean, it's *trying* to make you feel things.
    I just wish as much curation went into the storytelling as it did into the music and art. The upload with the ugliest art so far has had the best story.

  • Louis Bourlès
    Louis Bourlès 4 months ago

    This series is next level 😳 thank you !!

  • Samuel Fleming
    Samuel Fleming 4 months ago +5

    Wow, thanks so much for allowing me to be a part of this wonderful project!

  • Dan
    Dan 4 months ago

    Not a fan of the baked in black bars. This could have looked really cool on an ultrawide monitor.

  • Flynn Gurung
    Flynn Gurung 4 months ago

    Can i have the link for soundtrack

  • Jaeger 101
    Jaeger 101 4 months ago

    No man's sky

  • tevž beškovnik
    tevž beškovnik 4 months ago

    This animation is amazing the colors go so well together

  • Michael Monzon
    Michael Monzon 4 months ago +5

    Is it just me or are all of this animations actually not positive at all, they're great, but not too positive

  • infimode
    infimode 4 months ago +1

    Ipad + Procreate

  • Horny Corny
    Horny Corny 4 months ago

    A movie like this!! Verge! Please.

  • fikri
    fikri 4 months ago +2

    i love the music

  • Sunil Patil
    Sunil Patil 4 months ago

    I carry your 💓!

  • Smielo Pum
    Smielo Pum 4 months ago

    This is great, I wish i will bee alive to see humanity reach that level of advancement.

  • Arif Prianto
    Arif Prianto 4 months ago

    sooo gooood! well done, team!

  • Deshawn
    Deshawn 4 months ago

    This. was. AWESOME. Loving this series thus far, keep up the lekker work Verge team!

  • Hus 9
    Hus 9 4 months ago


  • La momo
    La momo 4 months ago


  • D. L.
    D. L. 4 months ago

    That ship reminds me of the one from Cosmos.

  • Sorel_IX
    Sorel_IX 4 months ago

    This is Amazing

  • Richard Holguín
    Richard Holguín 4 months ago


  • Unicorn Workhorse
    Unicorn Workhorse 4 months ago

    Epic animation time

  • Yasir Irshad
    Yasir Irshad 4 months ago

    This was.. pheww... heavy.

  • Robbe Nagel
    Robbe Nagel 4 months ago

    What a beautiful piece of art.

  • Abhay Sharma
    Abhay Sharma 4 months ago

    All the imbalance in the ecosystem is happening because of our energy needs and the faster we learn to harness most of the energy from the ultimate source that is our sun the better it would be for us in the future.

  • Odafe Jagboro
    Odafe Jagboro 4 months ago

    I didn’t want it to end 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

  • LeoDahVee
    LeoDahVee 4 months ago

    This is the best one so far, looking forward!

    ELEGANT FOX 4 months ago +24

    Verge carry my heart

  • Subham Chanda
    Subham Chanda 4 months ago

    when did verge start making anime? also nice👌👌👌

  • Anish v Bhat
    Anish v Bhat 4 months ago

    technology beyond excellence

    CIRUS MEDIA 4 months ago

    It's got a No Man's Sky vibe to it!

  • Lucas Rizzi
    Lucas Rizzi 4 months ago

    In love with it!

  • KI BO
    KI BO 4 months ago

    Alright, this is my favorite one, it is so beautifully animated and the story is quite unique. Great job 👌🏼

  • Lakshya Pal
    Lakshya Pal 4 months ago

    Best #BetterWorlds so far... keep it Up @theverge. Loved it

  • Navaneeth M Nambiar
    Navaneeth M Nambiar 4 months ago +1

    The music played added to a truly wonderful time.
    Could you possibly provide the score?
    Yet another awesome video in the series

  • Muhammad Faseeh
    Muhammad Faseeh 4 months ago

    I carry your heart from E.E Cummings to this

  • Vitaliy Komissarov
    Vitaliy Komissarov 4 months ago

    This is just breathtaking peace of art! Amazing job! 👏👏👏

  • Ricky Sparks
    Ricky Sparks 4 months ago

    More of this please! Futuristic style and this story is the best and beats all the other episodes before this

  • Joseph Stalin
    Joseph Stalin 4 months ago


  • Akheeb Sharieff
    Akheeb Sharieff 4 months ago

    The OST 👌

  • Dany R
    Dany R 4 months ago


  • jimmy cychowski
    jimmy cychowski 4 months ago

    This would be awesome in VR!

  • Amit Rai
    Amit Rai 4 months ago


  • Hans
    Hans 4 months ago

    So why exactly are there animated shorts on this channel? slow news week in tech or are you guys taking a page out of Rooster teeth's playbook?

  • Ryan Hardy
    Ryan Hardy 4 months ago

    Amazing visuals

  • Deepak Bisht
    Deepak Bisht 4 months ago

    My God. The Verge is the best in animation storylines.🙏🙏✌️✌️

  • FebriyanWP
    FebriyanWP 4 months ago

    *I carry your heart*

  • Pascal Calixte
    Pascal Calixte 4 months ago +2

    Epic movie trailer music at 1:52 name of song please.

  • Nithin Ravi
    Nithin Ravi 4 months ago

    The most epic 3 minutes !!!! Loved the music !!!

  • Elijah Knorpp
    Elijah Knorpp 4 months ago +6

    This is my favorite one by far! It has an amazing art style, and has an emotionally driven story that really hits home.

  • Shadefire Dragon
    Shadefire Dragon 4 months ago


  • Vincent W.
    Vincent W. 4 months ago

    The art is gorgeous af. I hope The Verge keeps making these animations. They are refreshing.

  • Pedro Henrique
    Pedro Henrique 4 months ago +15

    story 9/10
    music 10/10
    visuals 10/10
    i like it, wish it was longer tho.

  • Matthew
    Matthew 4 months ago

    Thank you The Verge, very cool, make an awesome short story video (I did like it) then upload it as 16:9 with black bars on the bottom since it's in 21:9 so anyone with 16:9 screens won't know the difference and people with anything wider get to experience black bars on all sides.

  • Daniel Koo
    Daniel Koo 4 months ago


    REAL 6ICKO 4 months ago

    need a moviee

  • Nikodim Vedomir
    Nikodim Vedomir 4 months ago


  • Samuel Jankey
    Samuel Jankey 4 months ago

    Make them longer so you can fit more in

  • Arturo Cardoni
    Arturo Cardoni 4 months ago

    Dude this is freaking gorgeous!!! Please consider making something longer with these same vibes! This deserves to be a tv show or a short film or even a full movie! Please make it happen! This is better than 90% of the content out there on any platform. Great visuals, soundtrack and story!!

  • HuskyArts •
    HuskyArts • 4 months ago

    Great Animation, Awsome story, Amazing Job The Verge!

  • Out Chillin Media
    Out Chillin Media 4 months ago +1

    EPIC video

  • PZntti
    PZntti 4 months ago

    This is what I thought about Better Future concept, not cyberpunk

  • s cromly
    s cromly 4 months ago

    Best one yet!! Keep up the amazing work!

  • KatieGirl 16
    KatieGirl 16 4 months ago +3

    I saw this on your instagram story and I am drawn to watch it on TheXvid. Great Job! This is PERFECTION.

  • Rairyu 75
    Rairyu 75 4 months ago

    Oh man, that was awesome. Definitely my favourite episode so far!

  • Claudiu Stian
    Claudiu Stian 4 months ago

    The art style is mesmerizing.

  • Okiki Ojo
    Okiki Ojo 4 months ago +36

    I cried a little at the end, it reminds me of Interstellar.

    • w H
      w H 3 months ago +1

      I also cried. this film is short,but it has the core quality of sci-fi

    • Jack Eubanks
      Jack Eubanks 4 months ago +2

      Okiki Ojo Thats what I was thinking ! And the music too sounds very similar.

  • I'm the Jumpmaster.
    I'm the Jumpmaster. 4 months ago

    Fun Fact: You don't breathe when you smile. 😃

    I'm joking. I just wanted to see if you'd smile. 😁✌ You're awesome, have a splendid day!

  • TopSecret2028
    TopSecret2028 4 months ago

    1:43 I Don’t Feel So Good

  • DirtyDozenzClash
    DirtyDozenzClash 4 months ago +1

    Gave me goosebumps

  • NFJ_digital
    NFJ_digital 4 months ago

    Its just so beautiful. Its so great you produce such videos. I would like to see more videos like that.

  • Norbert Biedermeier
    Norbert Biedermeier 4 months ago

    loved this episode!

  • Bakonamo Hb
    Bakonamo Hb 4 months ago

    Really inspiring

  • Nick Missiaen
    Nick Missiaen 4 months ago


  • Armando Andrés
    Armando Andrés 4 months ago

    Cant wait to see morw

  • Bavard Rahdar
    Bavard Rahdar 4 months ago +1

    This is beautiful - the story, the music, the animation: it all makes my heart wrench but still somehow feel hope. Thank you.

  • Asim Farhan
    Asim Farhan 4 months ago

    Didn't understood

  • Felipe Arima
    Felipe Arima 4 months ago

    Amazing video! Love the series!

  • Youtube Channel
    Youtube Channel 4 months ago

    Beautiful animation

  • Ajbolt89
    Ajbolt89 4 months ago

    Oh wow that was really really good. It made me think even about how we always imagine the future of humanity with commerce and individuals still going about just like now, in seedy bars and using individual transport. Really pretty.

  • Ilay Morlevi
    Ilay Morlevi 4 months ago

    The grain in the animation is so beautiful!!!

  • Aleksandar Papez
    Aleksandar Papez 4 months ago +2

    Loved every part of this! Big Thank you and congrats to all the people involved with this! You rock!

  • Jhonny
    Jhonny 4 months ago

    These videos are dope 🔥🤘

  • Loshi Studios
    Loshi Studios 4 months ago +2

    What a beautiful animation... Very well done.