Melbourne-based filmmaker Jesse O'Brien has just launched an online campaign to independently finance a proposed epic space adventure thriller called Arrowhead
. It tells the story of a mercenary named Kye who crashlands on a deserted planet, where he must battle the harsh conditions and try desperately to be rescued, while also dealing with a vicious alien parasite that has infected his body and brings on an incredible physical transformation. The film centres, however, around Kye's relationship with the ship's onboard computer REEF.
O'Brien is appealing for funding via the crowdfunding platform Pozible, and to give potential investors a taste of what is to come, he has shot a 10-minute short, entitled Arrowhead: Signal, which he hopes will give some indication of his crew's abilities, as well as his vision for the feature-length film. And quite frankly, I'm very impressed.
Clearly drawing from classic tales of one man alone in the universe - think Silent Running, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Robinson Crusoe On Mars and Moon - Arrowhead: Signal presents an intriguing premise, displays a strong visual style and shows that the filmmakers have a keen understanding of how to make a little bit of cash go a very long way. Check out the short below, as well as a video from O'Brien that explains more about his vision and how you can contribute to making Arrowhead a reality.
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