Sam Hill - 14th Jan 2013

Dystopian sci-fi adventures are on the cards in this impressive Philip K Dick-inspired piece by Thirsk-based director Ross Anderson. A timid girl enters a rather dilapidated barber's shop, but it's more of a head-cut than a hair-cut for the girl, who isn't entirely what she seems.

It features not only some top CGI work – including the intricate insides of a mechanical skull – but also some incredibly entertaining and effective prosthetics work that harks back to some sci-fi classics like Alien and Terminator. Ross was given the chance to work with SBTRKT and Young Turks as part of a competition run by North of England music development agency Generator and Northern Film & Media film project, and since the production of this video he has signed to J6 Films.

James Baxter from J6 said: "We were totally blown away by Ross’ SBTRKT video at a screening and knew immediately that his distinctive, boundary-pushing style would complement J6’s existing roster. Thankfully, our move was successful and we are excited at the prospect of collaborating with Ross on future projects.” SBTRKT 'Trials of the Past' (Young Turks) Directed, Shot, Edit, VFX: Ross Anderson Director's Representation: J6 Films Additional Cinematography: Jesse Davey Prosthetic/Make-up FX: Graham Taylor Prosthetic/Make-up FX: Hannah Day Prosthetic/Make-up FX: James Hodgeson Prosthetic FX: Hannah Harrison Rosie Davey: 3D Skull Transition Runner/Driver: Dave Bishop 


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Sam Hill - 14th Jan 2013

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