Here is a hugely ambitious but brilliantly realised spectacle of post-apocalyptic fantasy, where animation is weaved seamlessly with live action in a number of impressive set-pieces.
'Pressure: The Countless Faces Of Chaos' by Ernest Desumbila
In Ernest Desumbila's deliriously imaginative cyberpunk epic, a disparate group of young individuals explore extraordinary scenarios, facing demons of time, beauty, technology, ancient myth - and the Mediterranean Sea itself.
Desumbila, the director behind ambitious productions combining live action and animation for LSD, Kids Of The Apocalypse, and the riously entertaining Waffle House by Snails & Botnek, has devised this blockbuster, soundtracked by a poem by Stefan Storm and the 'Concerto Pour Une Voix' by Saint-Preux, which gives a dysopian sci-fi twist on mythology.
The narrative may veer towards the opaque, with the mysterious poetic soundtrack voiced by Susie Cobbs, but the metaphorical nature of the piece is all-pervasive: this is a world of extraordinary technological innovation that is also abandoning personal freedom, promoting cruelty, and ultimately nearing destruction. It's a reimagining of the real crisis facing the world, an imaginative tour de force of dread.
|Production Company||Sauvage Tv|
|Executive Producer||Eva Laffitte|
|Executive Producer||Ernest Desumbila|
|Director of Photography||Jan David Gunther|
|Art Director||Antoni Castells|
|Post production company||Sauvage Tv|
|Other credits||Cast: Camelia Bourbon, Lea De Tullio, Maria Yurko, Joan Pedrola, Xavier Bekefi, Bella Michlo, Songa Park, Sharon Elongue, Salem Amar, Joss Jaycoff, Mahamadou Samanjari, Mike Payne, Daniel Berenguer With the participation of Iconoclast.TV Thanks to Gregg Dallesandro and Artistry|
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