"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.
PART 1: uslikes.info/house/n6GF3q6Frn2Elbo/video.html
PART 2: uslikes.info/house/X6aHnc6stKmIoZk/video.html
PART 3: uslikes.info/house/Z5mOsJORrXyPYtQ/video.html
This is the seventh film in the Autodale Animated Series. Here's the full playlist!:



  1. Random Room

    Random Room4 hours ago

    This should be a Netflix series

  2. Cheesy Sandwich

    Cheesy Sandwich7 hours ago

    The tower looks funny

  3. obeachkk

    obeachkk7 hours ago

    the only thing I don't understand at all is wtf is this head with organ thing that tell the story I understood they was human but beside that what are they?

  4. Llama at Keyboard

    Llama at Keyboard16 hours ago

    I’m too stupid for this

  5. Jimmy_H

    Jimmy_H17 hours ago

    Всем привет,с вами точно не Дима,но я надеюсь скоро выйдет разбор от него.Как обычно с кучей неожиданных скримеров.

  6. Carl Martin

    Carl Martin22 hours ago

    Ugly soup anyone?

  7. I know Yoongi's Genius Lab password

    I know Yoongi's Genius Lab passwordDay ago

    3:36 *My dumb ass* : *GrOoT !?*

  8. Arjun Kadiwar

    Arjun KadiwarDay ago

    Maybe in the old world everyone was infected and killed but then the goddess cured all of them and made illusions of "pretty people" and "ugly" and "ugly's" are real people but "prettys" are just illusions, and the guy in feed the freaks was a freak. A person from the old world?

  9. Arjun Kadiwar

    Arjun KadiwarDay ago

    .It was actually sad the goddess meant to protect autodale ended up killing more than she protects.

  10. KeyFrame11

    KeyFrame11Day ago


  11. lem⃨σภ

    lem⃨σภDay ago

    My friend: what’s your favourite show? Me: well..

  12. Francisco Moran

    Francisco MoranDay ago

    This looks like the very beginning of how the Matrix was created

  13. Raezores

    RaezoresDay ago

    I hated how they keep putting her on the hot seat like they are different personalities and she's not allowed to cry or be weak or something..

  14. Raezores

    RaezoresDay ago

    Yo you guys should drop dead.. I've had enough existential crisises to understand that we all go through this every day but we don't realize it cuz we're so distracted.

  15. Raezores

    RaezoresDay ago

    This is basically not the truth but it kind of is.. You do this really shows you the fire that exists in reality..

  16. Elongated_Musket

    Elongated_MusketDay ago

    2hr film sponsored by Disney when

  17. Rolf

    RolfDay ago

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

  18. SeSSioN

    SeSSioNDay ago

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

  19. Nept00n1

    Nept00n12 days ago

    Thx for the nightmares!

  20. GabrielX24 _

    GabrielX24 _2 days ago

    New netflix series

  21. Klein

    Klein2 days ago

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

  22. Manda Panda

    Manda Panda2 days ago

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

  23. Style Snivy

    Style Snivy2 days ago

    Will any new colours be used for anything I wonder

  24. Miro Cloud

    Miro Cloud3 days ago

    Why does this give me coviv 19 vibes 😭

  25. Erik Sins

    Erik Sins3 days ago

    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!

  26. Kanedsodas

    Kanedsodas3 days ago

    I thought this came out like 4 months ago

  27. Trisha Sarah

    Trisha Sarah3 days ago

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

  28. Trisha Sarah

    Trisha Sarah3 days ago

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

  29. The Blank Space

    The Blank Space3 days ago

    Is this the ending? Or only the beginning

  30. DuraikenGatewae

    DuraikenGatewae3 days ago

    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:

  31. elegance _

    elegance _3 days ago

    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.

  32. George Hackett

    George Hackett3 days ago

    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?

  33. George Hackett

    George Hackett3 days ago

    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.

  34. Creator -Exe Mila

    Creator -Exe Mila3 days ago


  35. KoT

    KoT3 days ago

    Прикольный фильм, удачи автору!

  36. Zero

    Zero3 days ago

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

  37. _No Name_

    _No Name_4 days ago

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

  38. Snizzy Gaming

    Snizzy Gaming4 days ago

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

  39. Snizzy Gaming

    Snizzy Gaming4 days ago

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

  40. Emmanuel United Church, Ottawa, Canada

    Emmanuel United Church, Ottawa, Canada4 days ago


  41. Mike Mul

    Mike Mul4 days ago

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

  42. Meme Corp.

    Meme Corp.4 days ago


  43. Mashed POTATO

    Mashed POTATO5 days ago

    Why that machine has a BIG Nipple

  44. Mutiara Nur Rahmah

    Mutiara Nur Rahmah5 days ago

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

  45. Maya E

    Maya E5 days ago

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

  46. Mase4200

    Mase42005 days ago

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

  47. BlackCover95

    BlackCover955 days ago

    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.)

  48. Mase4200

    Mase42005 days ago

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

  49. Dora

    Dora5 days ago

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

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

    N.S.A C.I.A joint effort6 days ago

    Cyberpunk 1977

  51. Kieren Shan

    Kieren Shan6 days ago

    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...

  52. Donut Dragon

    Donut Dragon6 days ago

    dang this poor world

  53. Ghost

    Ghost6 days ago

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

  54. Habitual Resistor

    Habitual Resistor6 days ago

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

  55. Habitual Resistor

    Habitual Resistor6 days ago

    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

  56. angry and confused Teen

    angry and confused Teen6 days ago

    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

  57. Сосуд из Бездны

    Сосуд из Бездны7 days ago

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

  58. Violet Bilodeau

    Violet Bilodeau7 days ago

    Can't wait for the next episode! Masterpiece.

  59. Chocolate Pancakes • Edible

    Chocolate Pancakes • Edible7 days ago

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

  60. Bradley Lopez

    Bradley Lopez7 days ago

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

  61. Jelly Jr.

    Jelly Jr.7 days ago

    It’s like they were ravaged by a nuke

  62. ItzEva_1075

    ItzEva_10757 days ago

    I am now officially scared-

  63. Bob Bobinski

    Bob Bobinski7 days ago

    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.

  64. Sondash360

    Sondash3608 days ago

    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.

  65. galactic doggo

    galactic doggo8 days ago

    This storyline should be in a game

  66. Ancientstorm

    Ancientstorm8 days ago

    Awwww shit he said my name!

  67. Max smith

    Max smith8 days ago

    this reminds me of the movie 9

  68. Benjamin Connor

    Benjamin Connor8 days ago

    So, it was Cyberdemons all along. Fantastic Job.


    ARYA GHAITADKE8 days ago

    Perfect nightmare fuel

  70. nun mem

    nun mem8 days ago

    The movie should end at 2:46


    PC KILLER9 days ago

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

  72. imnoturgod

    imnoturgod9 days ago

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

  73. La caja de Pandora

    La caja de Pandora9 days ago

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

  74. Aaliyah

    Aaliyah9 days ago

    3:18 “hey vsauce Micheal here”

  75. Colby

    Colby9 days ago

    Absolutely gorgeous.

  76. smiley satanson

    smiley satanson9 days ago

    i still dont get it

  77. idoitsandwich

    idoitsandwich9 days ago

    Please make this into a game!!!!

  78. SCP Foundation

    SCP Foundation10 days ago

    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

  79. thanosshould snaprn

    thanosshould snaprn10 days ago

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

  80. Jade Techna

    Jade Techna10 days ago

    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

  81. Samuel Lopez

    Samuel Lopez10 days ago

    Jesus is coming

  82. Barbora Krátká

    Barbora Krátká11 days ago

    In what program do you create your story?

  83. Kobe One

    Kobe One11 days ago

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

  84. Aux Navy

    Aux Navy11 days ago

    2:40 Rule 34 pls

  85. Lord Cypher

    Lord Cypher11 days ago

    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.

  86. Geoff Zuo

    Geoff Zuo11 days ago

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

  87. ThePatrioticDog

    ThePatrioticDog11 days ago

    Netflix you now

  88. Jackson Brown

    Jackson Brown11 days ago

    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?

  89. galdrick millard

    galdrick millard11 days ago

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

  90. Bilal Aslam

    Bilal Aslam11 days ago

    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.

  91. Haywire - Hatred

    Haywire - Hatred11 days ago

    The best film to date :D

  92. Arrigo !

    Arrigo !11 days ago

    this serie was great

  93. 2Hostage2

    2Hostage211 days ago

    A strong story :O Nice ^^

  94. Maurice Vivet

    Maurice Vivet11 days ago

    Can you add a French subtitle please

  95. korvasxeno

    korvasxeno11 days ago

    what happened to the little girl who got healed?

  96. Savannah Chapman

    Savannah Chapman11 days ago

    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.

  97. BlackCover95

    BlackCover9511 days ago

    •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.

  98. Chocoboy

    Chocoboy12 days ago

    is...is 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?

  99. Chocoboy

    Chocoboy11 days ago

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

  100. BlackCover95

    BlackCover9511 days ago

    “Mother of Nature” is not canon. Proof: uslikes.info/house/Z5mOsJORrXyPYtQ/video.html

  101. P E A R B E A R

    P E A R B E A R12 days ago

    The wailing of the matriarch sends shivers down my spine

  102. Emily L

    Emily L12 days ago

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

  103. Jacciswacc

    Jacciswacc12 days ago

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

  104. Surtu

    Surtu12 days ago

    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.