Sunday Short Theatre – Give Up The Ghost

There was a time when films special effects where practical. When it comes to sci-fi films or anything with Dystopian storyline keeping things simple brings maximum effects. Architecture is one way of setting up memorable a futuristic society like in Give Up The Ghost.

This week’s Sunday Short Theatre, we have Nathan Sam Long’s 4 minute short film. described as an Bonnie and Clyde in Dystopia. Visualising a cold near-future cityscape, set against the brutalist, concrete architecture of South East London. The 4 minute short film, shot on super 16mm and scored by London band Imperial Daze, depicts the story of a fugitive couple on the run in an Orwellian nightmare. Inspired by stark, futuristic techwear design, it showcases outfits put together by stylist Thibault Maas.

The film was also a platform to showcase Thibault’s talents as well as the sound talents of Imperial Daze. Check it out…

Here’s what Nathan Sam Long said to Film Shortage:

We wanted to make something visually bold and memorable – experimenting within a dystopian / sci-fi aesthetic. We were inspired by the architecture of South-East London – all of the brutalist tower blocks and derelict spaces that still exist. I was interested to combine this feel with the texture and colour of Super 16mm film, and experiment shooting with pace and action, on a very low budget. The film was also an opportunity to bring together and showcase some new South London talents – band Imperial Daze, stylist Thibault Maas, designer Joe Urb.

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Paul Devine

The founder of The People's Movies, started the site 20th November 2008.The site has excelled past all expectations with many only giving the site months and it's still going strong. A lover of French Thrillers, Post Apocalyptic films, Asian cinema. 2009 started Cinehouse to start his 'cinema education' learning their is life outside mainstream cinema. Outside of film, love to travel with Sorrento, Guangzhou and Manchester all favourite destinations.Musically loves David Bowie, Fishbone, Radiohead.

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