Fantasia 2014: Impressions From The Frontières Pitch Sessions
Emergence It is kind of hard not to cheer for filmmakers Bruno Samper and Kristina Buozyte. Their previous film Vanishing Waves was a festival circuit darling and a damn good film. We should already be familiar with their next project as we were eager to see what the duo would come up with next. They wish to shoot the exteriors in North Africa - the film is set in Morocco- and hope the interiors will be shot in Lithuania or here in Canada. On the plus side as well they plan to shoot their sci-fi neo noir with an English speaking cast which should help with accessibility outside of the festival circuit.
The son of a brilliant bio-engineer returns to his father's home to deal with the legacy of his father, a conscious, synthetic Organism in the form of a marvelous garden, which is now dying. He is the only one who has the power to save the Organism and his actions may have repercussions for humankind's destiny.
If you want to know what to look forward to notes on the film include, "According to its mood, the film will be a mix between 1950s classy film noir, Arabian NIghts with some Lovecraftian mood and organic high tech sci fi". They also used M83's Outro, which might be cliche, but I am a sucker for that song so it bode well with me.
They are working again with producer Ieva Norviliene at Tremora.