Set in a parallel world this short experimental drama follows a man in a frenzied chase through an urban landscape, climaxing when he is faced with a dead end and forced to confront his fears.
This film has come along way from the initial concept, which was based around the idea of road hypnosis. When researching this film we came across a book by Sebastien Foucan, he wrote about the art of free running as a lifestyle and went onto describe the way in which he lives his life. His words were very inspirational, and one key point we both took from it was the fact that he bases his life around facing and overcoming his fears on a day-to-day basis. This I think is very important in life as I feel, that fear will always be a part of your life but if you always run away from it and never confront it head on you will never achieve your full potential.
Sam and I are both quite visual filmmakers and we used this film to experiment with the boundaries of what we can create on screen. We did a lot of tests to nail down the effect we wanted to use on the 'fear' character to show obvious contrast. We also put a lot of thought into duplicating the character in the film and I feel came up with some very creative shots in which to do it. The idea behind the open sequence is that in the research stages of the production we were looking at a lot of comic books, and ended up storyboarding the film as a comic book. So we decided to try and incorporate that into the film by having the opening sequence split into three sections.