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
    Supervising Producer: Sophie Erickson
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Comments • 180

  • The Verge
    The Verge  7 months ago +40

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

    • Cyberphobe
      Cyberphobe 7 months ago

      Why would I listen to you, The Verge?

  • Siwen Liu
    Siwen Liu 2 months ago


  • JK
    JK 3 months 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 5 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 6 months ago

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

  • mehmet gurdal
    mehmet gurdal 6 months ago

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

  • Aleksandr Strizhevskiy
    Aleksandr Strizhevskiy 6 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 7 months ago

    enjoyed that, well done

  • Elit3Blaze
    Elit3Blaze 7 months ago

    Needs more swiss army knives

  • Farid Athar
    Farid Athar 7 months ago

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

  • sorcerer art
    sorcerer art 7 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 7 months ago

    This goes so deep.

  • Sha shank
    Sha shank 7 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 7 months ago +1

    it would be awesome if u made it 60fps

    • The Crumb Bandit
      The Crumb Bandit 7 months ago +1

      24 fps looks a lot better in animation and cinematics

  • The same old Show
    The same old Show 7 months ago

    Stunning animation

  • Zucre Films
    Zucre Films 7 months ago


  • Alexander L
    Alexander L 7 months ago +2

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

  • Manatee Man
    Manatee Man 7 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 7 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 7 months ago

    This series is next level 😳 thank you !!

  • Samuel Fleming
    Samuel Fleming 7 months ago +6

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

  • Dan
    Dan 7 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 7 months ago

    Can i have the link for soundtrack

  • Jaeger 101
    Jaeger 101 7 months ago

    No man's sky

  • tevž beškovnik
    tevž beškovnik 7 months ago

    This animation is amazing the colors go so well together

  • Michael Monzon
    Michael Monzon 7 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 7 months ago +1

    Ipad + Procreate

  • Horny Corny
    Horny Corny 7 months ago

    A movie like this!! Verge! Please.

  • fikri
    fikri 7 months ago +2

    i love the music

  • Sunil Patil
    Sunil Patil 7 months ago

    I carry your 💓!

  • Tommy Later
    Tommy Later 7 months ago

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

  • Arif Prianto
    Arif Prianto 7 months ago

    sooo gooood! well done, team!

  • Hus 9
    Hus 9 7 months ago


  • La momo
    La momo 7 months ago


  • D. L.
    D. L. 7 months ago

    That ship reminds me of the one from Cosmos.

  • Sorel_IX
    Sorel_IX 7 months ago

    This is Amazing

  • Richard Holguín
    Richard Holguín 7 months ago


  • Unicorn Workhorse
    Unicorn Workhorse 7 months ago

    Epic animation time

  • Yasir Irshad
    Yasir Irshad 7 months ago

    This was.. pheww... heavy.

  • Robbe Nagel
    Robbe Nagel 7 months ago

    What a beautiful piece of art.

  • Abhay Sharma
    Abhay Sharma 7 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 7 months ago

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

  • LeoDahVee
    LeoDahVee 7 months ago

    This is the best one so far, looking forward!

    ELEGANT FOX 7 months ago +24

    Verge carry my heart

  • Subham Chanda
    Subham Chanda 7 months ago

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

  • Anish v Bhat
    Anish v Bhat 7 months ago

    technology beyond excellence

    CIRUS MEDIA 7 months ago

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

  • Lucas Rizzi
    Lucas Rizzi 7 months ago

    In love with it!

  • KI BO
    KI BO 7 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 7 months ago

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

  • Navaneeth M Nambiar
    Navaneeth M Nambiar 7 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 7 months ago

    I carry your heart from E.E Cummings to this

  • Vitaliy Komissarov
    Vitaliy Komissarov 7 months ago

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

  • Ricky Sparks
    Ricky Sparks 7 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 7 months ago


  • Akheeb Sharieff
    Akheeb Sharieff 7 months ago

    The OST 👌

  • Dany R
    Dany R 7 months ago


  • jimmy cychowski
    jimmy cychowski 7 months ago

    This would be awesome in VR!

  • Amit Rai
    Amit Rai 7 months ago


  • Hans
    Hans 7 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?