Number of Times Seen – 1 (29 Nov 2016)
Brief Synopsis – A former soldier tries to find redemption as he attempts to win back his life by performing tasks for a being that keeps him in a place somewhere between life and death.
My Take on it – Interesting and unique sci-fi/fantasy premise that works well here even In just twenty minutes.
The idea is one that I’d actually love to see develped as a full length feature because so much more can be done with it.
I really enjoyed the way that we are kept in the dark about what is really going on and we slowly begin to understand as things move forward.
The fact that with an obviously small budget they are able to do such a good job here shows how talented the creators are and I’d like to see more of what they have to offer us.
Bottom Line -Interesting premise that I’d love to see expanded into a full feature. Really enjoy the way we are kept in the dark as to what really us going on. They do a great job with the premise despite the obvious small budget. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The story was inspired by Greek mythology, such as the love story of Orpheus and Eurydice, and the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, with their demonic bargains and escaping shadows. More recent influences included Neil Gaiman, author of comic books such as ‘The Sandman’ series. ‘These feature a lot of metaphysical figures and I love working with those,’ Tom Van Avermaet says. In this case it is the Collector, who represents Death. Here Van Avermaet was influenced by Juraj Herz’s 1969 film Cremator (1969). ‘The Cremator is a very morbid character, and I said: “that’s what I want in my film!”‘ More generally he was inspired by the innovation of silent film pioneers such as F.W. Murnau and Carl Theodor Dreyer. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy
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