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

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.
This is the seventh film in the Autodale Animated Series. Here's the full playlist!:



  1. Elongated_Musket


    50 perccel

    2hr film sponsored by Disney when

  2. Rolf the Idiot

    Rolf the Idiot


    Wait... 3:12 096?????

  3. SeSSioN



    I had to search for this! Why isn't HUeye recommending this!

  4. Nept00n1


    15 órája

    Thx for the nightmares!

  5. GabrielX24 _

    GabrielX24 _

    16 órája

    New netflix series

  6. Klein


    18 órája

    Oh my God it’s all connected. Mother Nature from Mother of nature and Professor Crown from redone

  7. Manda Panda

    Manda Panda

    21 órája

    ok i’ve been watching these for so long now but i feel like high rise investigation was a little bit inspired by this

  8. Style Snivy

    Style Snivy

    22 órája

    Will any new colours be used for anything I wonder

  9. Miro Cloud

    Miro Cloud


    Why does this give me coviv 19 vibes 😭

  10. Erik Sins

    Erik Sins


    You should make the girl that left Autodale in "Friendly Shadow" come back and help free Autodale's citizens or something like that. That would be awesome. Better yet, you should write a book or a series of novels about this. This is just too good. It is insanely dark and terrifying but I found it beautiful how the shadow helped the little girl escape out of empathy knowing that, had he brought the girl back from the sewers, she would either be experimented on or die. Not to mention her mother would also be taken away and killed because of her suffering state after her husband died. There's also more to the freaks than we thought. They are intelligent, and feel emotion as well. Damn, this is just too awesome!

  11. Kanedsodas



    I thought this came out like 4 months ago

  12. Trisha Sarah

    Trisha Sarah


    This is a such amazing work of art and I respect you for this

  13. Trisha Sarah

    Trisha Sarah


    Sir can I make a suggestion? Can you add subtitles so its easier to understand?

  14. The Blank Space

    The Blank Space


    Is this the ending? Or only the beginning

  15. DuraikenGatewae



    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:

  16. elegance _

    elegance _


    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.

  17. George Hackett

    George Hackett


    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?

  18. George Hackett

    George Hackett


    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.

  19. Creator -Exe Mila

    Creator -Exe Mila



  20. KoT



    Прикольный фильм, удачи автору!

  21. Zero


    2 napja

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

  22. _No Name_

    _No Name_

    2 napja

    Oh so they have to keep killing people to keep the goddess alive??

  23. Snizzy Gaming

    Snizzy Gaming

    2 napja

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

  24. Snizzy Gaming

    Snizzy Gaming

    2 napja

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

  25. Emmanuel United Church, Ottawa, Canada

    Emmanuel United Church, Ottawa, Canada

    2 napja


  26. Mike Mul

    Mike Mul

    2 napja

    Ars Lingua Mundi Artis Gratius Populos Gratius and How!!!

  27. Meme Corp.

    Meme Corp.

    2 napja


  28. Mashed POTATO

    Mashed POTATO

    3 napja

    Why that machine has a BIG Nipple

  29. Mutiara Nur Rahmah

    Mutiara Nur Rahmah

    3 napja

    Ok ok quick question, how many voices that you have, Mr. Armsby?

  30. Maya E

    Maya E

    3 napja

    "You think you understand? All the lies? All the needless atrocities?...

  31. Mase4200


    3 napja

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

    • BlackCover95


      3 napja

      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.)

  32. Mase4200


    3 napja

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

  33. Dora


    3 napja

    The mayor's pupils getting bigger and smaller is such a cool detail

  34. N.S.A C.I.A joint effort

    N.S.A C.I.A joint effort

    4 napja

    Cyberpunk 1977

  35. Kieren Shan

    Kieren Shan

    4 napja

    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...

  36. Donut Dragon

    Donut Dragon

    4 napja

    dang this poor world

  37. Ghost


    4 napja

    This channel is really underrated like wow this is some good stuff

  38. Habitual Resistor

    Habitual Resistor

    4 napja

    I would love to see more on the "Friendly Shadow".

  39. Habitual Resistor

    Habitual Resistor

    4 napja

    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

  40. angry and confused Teen

    angry and confused Teen

    4 napja

    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

  41. Сосуд из Бездны

    Сосуд из Бездны

    5 napja

    Somebody do a subtitles, please. Think about deaf people.

  42. Violet Bilodeau

    Violet Bilodeau

    5 napja

    Can't wait for the next episode! Masterpiece.

  43. Chocolate Pancakes • Edible

    Chocolate Pancakes • Edible

    5 napja

    1:03 *C L A P C L A P C L A P*

  44. Bradley Lopez

    Bradley Lopez

    5 napja

    This doesn’t have enough views, the amount of detail is crazy considering its just one person doing the animation.

  45. Jelly Jr.

    Jelly Jr.

    5 napja

    It’s like they were ravaged by a nuke

  46. ItzEva_1075


    6 napja

    I am now officially scared-

  47. Bob Bobinski

    Bob Bobinski

    6 napja

    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.

  48. Sondash360


    6 napja

    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.

  49. galactic doggo

    galactic doggo

    6 napja

    This storyline should be in a game

  50. Ancientstorm


    6 napja

    Awwww shit he said my name!

  51. Max smith

    Max smith

    6 napja

    this reminds me of the movie 9

  52. Benjamin Connor

    Benjamin Connor

    6 napja

    So, it was Cyberdemons all along. Fantastic Job.



    6 napja

    Perfect nightmare fuel

  54. nun mem

    nun mem

    6 napja

    The movie should end at 2:46



    7 napja

    Cool video but more detail would have made a huge difference.

  56. imnoturgod


    7 napja

    dang autodale be looking like damn citadel with the combine and everything

  57. La caja de Pandora

    La caja de Pandora

    7 napja

    Holy shit, Walter White has come a long way...

  58. Aaliyah


    7 napja

    3:18 “hey vsauce Micheal here”

  59. Colby


    7 napja

    Absolutely gorgeous.

  60. smiley satanson

    smiley satanson

    7 napja

    i still dont get it

  61. idoitsandwich


    7 napja

    Please make this into a game!!!!

  62. SCP Foundation

    SCP Foundation

    8 napja

    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

  63. thanosshould snaprn

    thanosshould snaprn

    8 napja

    Idk if this is some kinda series or what but whew this is getting hella interesting

  64. Jade Techna

    Jade Techna

    8 napja

    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

  65. Samuel Lopez

    Samuel Lopez

    8 napja

    Jesus is coming

  66. Barbora Krátká

    Barbora Krátká

    9 napja

    In what program do you create your story?

  67. Kobe One

    Kobe One

    9 napja

    10:36 The leaves floated down, compared to the usual reversed gravity.

  68. Aux Navy

    Aux Navy

    9 napja

    2:40 Rule 34 pls

  69. Lord Cypher

    Lord Cypher

    9 napja

    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.

  70. Geoff Zuo

    Geoff Zuo

    9 napja

    You know, this just feels like abzu, and I loved that game

  71. ThePatrioticDog


    9 napja

    Netflix you now

  72. Jackson Brown

    Jackson Brown

    9 napja

    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?

  73. galdrick millard

    galdrick millard

    9 napja

    S'il vous plaît faites des sous-titres en français ☹️

  74. Bilal Aslam

    Bilal Aslam

    9 napja

    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.

  75. Haywire - Hatred

    Haywire - Hatred

    9 napja

    The best film to date :D

  76. Arrigo !

    Arrigo !

    9 napja

    this serie was great

  77. 2Hostage2


    9 napja

    A strong story :O Nice ^^

  78. Maurice Vivet

    Maurice Vivet

    9 napja

    Can you add a French subtitle please

  79. korvasxeno


    10 napja

    what happened to the little girl who got healed?

  80. Savannah Chapman

    Savannah Chapman

    10 napja

    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.

    • BlackCover95


      9 napja

      •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.

  81. Chocoboy


    10 napja 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?

    • Chocoboy


      9 napja

      @BlackCover95 i posted this literally 2 hours befote David said against it.

    • BlackCover95


      9 napja

      “Mother of Nature” is not canon. Proof:

  82. P E A R B E A R

    P E A R B E A R

    10 napja

    The wailing of the matriarch sends shivers down my spine

  83. Emily L

    Emily L

    10 napja

    so... it's not as black and white as it seems.

  84. Jacciswacc


    10 napja

    “Don’t be happy about your achievements, be happy that you lived to see them.”

  85. Surtu


    10 napja

    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.

  86. xxRIVERxx Mountain

    xxRIVERxx Mountain

    10 napja

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

  87. Katy-Cat Weeaboo

    Katy-Cat Weeaboo

    11 napja

    Am I the only one drawing a connection between The Withering Goddess and The Mother of Nature?

  88. [Deleted Account]

    [Deleted Account]

    11 napja

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  89. Cushla Skipper

    Cushla Skipper

    11 napja


  90. SkullBunny Xx

    SkullBunny Xx

    11 napja

    “Immortal Machine” or as I call it, Benny if he was a rotting corpse, talks to girl

  91. Мануела Кръстева

    Мануела Кръстева

    11 napja

    OK, i hate this.

  92. Francesca DeLallo

    Francesca DeLallo

    11 napja

    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???

    • BlackCover95


      9 napja

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

  93. TheAdvertisement


    11 napja

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

  94. Jasmine


    11 napja

    the story of auto-dale is made so well, its kind of creepy

  95. mknz


    11 napja

    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

  96. Mander Nugget

    Mander Nugget

    12 napja

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

  97. hillosmillos


    12 napja

    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.

  98. OCULU games & craft

    OCULU games & craft

    12 napja

    Out of all the shapes it has to be 10:25 really

  99. Egirhor


    12 napja

    I wonder how the mayor figured out that he must feed the matriarch with human jam in order to keep her alive.

    • Kitsune Scribe

      Kitsune Scribe

      10 napja

      Equivalent Exchange?

  100. Life with Eva

    Life with Eva

    12 napja

    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' 😏