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Sci-Fi Short Friday: Sundays

Sundays is an ambitious philosophical science-fiction proof-of-concept short.  The end of the world seems like a nightmare to Ben. A memory of a past life that doesn’t belong to him. When Ben starts to remember Isabelle, the only love he’s ever known, he realizes she’s missing in his life. An existential descent into confusion and the desperate need to find out the truth begins. This reality depicts a stunning, surprising and dark world. A world that is clearly not his.

As a proof of concept, the short Sundays represents not only a first step in realizing the feature film ambitions for this future-facing script but also sets PostPanic Pictures firmly on the map as a new brand of filmmakers to watch. Their determination to create not only evocative and beautifully crafted stories but produce them realistically using PostPanic’s pioneering business approach, is injecting new energy into Hollywood at a time when the film industry has begun looking for new methods of financing and producing.

By producing directly themselves both the live action and post production elements of Sundays, PostPanic Pictures have shown that ambitious visual films can be made on much smaller and more efficient production budgets. In addition, the reduced financial risk allows PostPanic Pictures to not only closely guard the creative integrity of projects such as Sundays but also ensure scripts remain closer to their original vision. Could this therefore mean the return of more intelligent, thoughtful (sci-fi) films which don’t always end up with a Hollywood shoot-out at the end? And could this open the door for more directors to shine in Hollywood? PostPanic Pictures certainly believe so.

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More information:  http://sundaysmovie.com

Note:   Sci-Fi Short Friday is a feature to showcase compelling shorts before the kickoff of the movie going weekend.  Every week I’ll try to dig up what I think are the coolest science fiction (or fantasy, or horror) short I can find.  If you have any recommendations, drop me a message.

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