Thursday 23 January 2014


Here is a Sci-fi/Political thriller called Lunar, which is set in Los Angeles, 2057. 
An outlaw is captured and sentenced to a lifetime of imprisonment on the LUNAR penitentiaries. To reunite with his family, he must become the first convict to escape the corrupt system and return to Earth.
Lunar was written and directed by Tyson Wade Johnston, an Australian resident in L.A., who has this to say about the making of it:
LUNAR was inspired by the European/Australian Convict Settlement of the 18th Century. I wanted to re-tell that history in our contemporary society, while also having heavy social commentary that our generation could relate to (government surveillance, privacy invasion, police brutality, overpopulation, overburdened prisons, corrupt government, etc).
    We scouted Downtown Los Angeles inside and out to find the grittiest, grungiest locations in the city. We had no budget for this part of the shoot, so we had to plan around what we could get away with shooting guerilla. When we shot the film exteriors, the crew was just the three of us. Shooting everything guerrilla, we never remained at a single location for longer than 15 minutes.
    The soundstage is where all of our shooting budget went.

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1 comment:

Unknown said...

Brilliant. Loved this movie. Lots of questions at the end!