Another project I worked on with Grzegorz Jonkajtys is The Mines. I wrote a feature script first, and everyone loved it (the feature is currently seeking funding -- if you're interested in investing, please contact Platige Image). So I was asked to write a five minute "test film" featuring a scene not in the feature.
The idea was to do some preliminary looks dev, and show the short to investors and distributors as basically a "tone reel" for the feature. It was shot very cheaply (not at all representative of cost-per-minute being budgeted for the feature) and on a very tight schedule.
Especially considering everything the team was up against in terms of budget and schedule, it's a decent short. However, the longer version appealed to genre fans far more than it did to time-pressured financiers and distributors roaming the halls of various film markets -- so a much briefer teaser version was cut from the short.