As a dystopic future looms, how will an increasingly desensitised youth deal with an already degenerate society of gods and monsters? I wrote this question in early January this year (2013) as I viewed the urban ocean that is Tokyo city, flying into Nagano airport. The city reminded me of a Pete Travis style Mega-City One (Dredd ) and I questioned what the future of Sydney would look like in 70 years. While the urbanisation of Sydney plays only a minor role in my film I heavily associate it with an increase in population and therefore a decrease in the value of a single life. This partially stems from personal thoughts of desensitisation and how easy it is to 'not care'; this attitude is heavily shown through 'Detective Ross' (a reference to classic Australian play 'The Removalists') in his conversation with Jane through the metaphor of ones relationship to their television set.
I was heavily influenced and inspired by the work film director Nicolas Winding Refn, especially his two latest films 'Drive' (2011) and 'Only God Forgives' (2013). I tried to draw from the style of cinematography used in the films as well as the use of sound-scape and dialogue (or lack-there-of). I enjoy using music rather than dialogue in some scenes thus allowing the audience to place themselves in the protagonists shoes and create their own internal dialogue and thought process.
If you've made it this far I'd like to quote Nicolas Winding Refn - a thought that I kept throughout the creation of my work; "When people define my films as good or bad it's almost ludicrous. Art is not about good or bad. Art is about experience"
I do not own the rights to any of the music in this film, this film is solely for creative use and is in no way commercially driven.
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