|Entertainments - Film|
A teaser trailer has been put up for The Marionette Unit, an independent film set in another London over-run with Steampunk technology.
In the filmmakers’ own words:
“This film is set in an alternate Victorian England, a world where steam-punk technology has developed rapidly and in a world where all creativity, art and individual expression is state-controlled. The Marionette Unit is a theatre show where machine and human have been fused together. A musical machine that resembles a twisted tortured church organ, run with valves, steam and electricity, is connected by a mass of electrical cables to three ballet dancers, who have the wires fused into their bodies. The dancers are controlled by the machine much to the amazement of the Victorian audience.
We follow the story of Smith, an enigmatic character connected to an underground society of artists, hunted by the police. He has come to watch the prize ballet dancer, Georgette try and escape the wired clutches of The Marionette Unit. Will she be able to wrestle free and escape with Smith, or will she succumb to the powerful forces that hold her captive? What follows is a stunning and imaginative display of the human spirit fighting to be set free.”
The trailer’s on their website, and it looks amazing.
They’re also looking for help with the funding. If it seems a little strange to ask the potential audience for money before they go to the cinema, then it’s worth remembering that a film--the product--has to satisfy its investors first and foremost. Isn’t it a nicer thought that they’ll be satisfying their audience, rather than some vast conglomerate studio or shady ‘private investor’?
I think it is, at least…