Genre: Dystopian Action Thriller
Cast: Israel Oyelumade, Graham Cole, Andrew Harrison
Director: Simeon Lumgair
Reel Issues Film
It's 2025 and the Water Wars ravage Europe. A notorious prisoner of war is on the run, pursued by trained killers. Cornered, he takes an old man hostage in a last ditch attempt at freedom.
Winner of a national pitching competition, The Pitch.
"Film scoring newcomer Moritz Schmittat (31 North 62 East, De Ander) composes an adrenaline-fuelled score that relies heavily on string ostinatos supported by a strong brass section, enthusiastic wordless choir and a significant percussion presence, emphasising rhythm rather than the theme. Strings, brass and percussion all blend to provide a rhythm that propels the music onwards only taking a breather occasionally, for example in the second track, “Immigrant Parasite”, where ethereal vocals waft by before the rhythm regains the initiative. It is with the final few seconds of the penultimate “Going Underground” (that features a beautiful solo vocal) and the final track, “Someone Has To Pay”, that the score slows in pace for – I presume – the final emotional scene. Orchestra and choir join forces to provide an emotional climax."
Alan Rogers - Reel Music Review
Official Selection includes:
Shanghai International Film Festival, Singapore International Film Festival, Macau International Movie Festival, Other Venice Film Festival - LA, WildSound Film Festival - Toronto, Marbella International Film Festival - Spain, Stepping Stones Festival - Bengaluru, FilmShortage Daily Short Picks, Userfarm Film Festival - London (Best Short Film), Penine International Film Festival - UK.