A little bit about the project…
Echelon is a short film series made by filmmakers in Bath (Somerset, UK).
Under the banner of Y Creatives, this science fiction mini web series is written and (will be) directed by Joe Aldous, while Henry Gale takes the helm of director of photography.
To find out more about the project and how you can get involved, hit the jump.
Set in 2098 Britain, financial depression has crippled the nation’s economy. Regions of the state have been auctioned off to the highest bidder; corporations and crime syndicates alike have seized this opportunity to take control of a desperate population.
To the west is Echelon; impoverished and corrupt. Controlled by a crime boss, known as The Count, Echelon is a ruined sector where the helpless are ignored and all hope has been stamped out.
Amidst all of this, two individuals seek their own retribution in an unjust world by confronting it head on.
Split across three five minute short films, it is our intention to use Echelon as a means to expose and call to question imbalances in the world. Using socio-economics as a lens for criticism, hopefully this will evoke change for the better.
Exploring themes of injustice and motivation, Echelon addresses these issues with tenacity.
We firmly believe that art can be used as a catalyst for progress – so why not use Echelon?
How YOU can help…
If you have an interest in this project, there are a number of ways to get involved:
We need two different locations for this short film series:
- A flat or apartment space with an open plan kitchen / living room area. Preferably in BATH or BRISTOL (Somerset, UK), but anywhere in the local region will also be possible.
- An office with a private conference room or office. Preferably in BATH or BRISTOL (Somerset, UK), but anywhere in the local region will also be possible.
We also need four actors:
- MALE, mid 30s.
- MALE, mid 30s.
- FEMALE, late 20s / early 30s.
- MALE, mid 40s / early 50s.
For more details regarding the specifics, contact the email address below and you will receive an Audition Pack in February.
To clear up any confusion, actors must be based in the UK.
Or if you have an interest in the production side of things, then please send an email to the address below with your area of preference, and we’ll see what we can do.
This project is relying on the generous donations from people around the world, and we can’t be grateful enough for any support we get! The Kickstarter page will go live soon, so watch this space for a link!
We understand that, although you may want to support us, not everyone can afford to donate money, so please feel free to recommend and share this project to friends, family and on all your social media platforms!
Finally, if you want to be involved in the crew or cast for this project, or think you might have a location for us, then please email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we can go from there!
PR and Media Contact: Joe Aldous
Website (Publication Date: February 2014): www.y-creatives.co.uk
– Joe Aldous
- Influences: Blade Runner (1982) (ycreatives.wordpress.com)
- Influences: The Dark Knight Trilogy (2005 – 2012) (ycreatives.wordpress.com)
- Influences: V for Vendetta (2005) and National Politics (ycreatives.wordpress.com)