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.Powered by Sidelines