Friday, 9 September 2016
Putting a science fiction twist on a real world crisis, the short film How to be Human is currently crowdfunding...
Set in a dystopian future, How to be Human reverses the current humanitarian crisis of Syrian refugees fleeing to Europe by following two UK citizens - sisters, one human, the other android - as they flee war-torn London to Dover and the promise of a better world across the English Channel in Calais. With a scarily relevant and frighteningly foreboding reality, the film explores the dire consequences of a world without humanity and spotlights a different perspective of what it means to be a refugee and what it is to be human.
Frustrated by the misrepresentation and dehumanisation of Syrian refugees in the media, producer Louise Salter wanted to create a story that changed the perception of refugees and to provoke audiences to consider the reality - that people do not choose to become refugees, it’s a situation that is thrust upon them out of a sense of desperation and fear for their lives.
“They are real human beings with real stories, and this film is a gentle reminder of that."
Written by Darren Rapier and directed by Bruno Centofanti,
and Co Produced by Jeffrey Michael. Louise also stars alongside BAFTA Scotland award winning actress Sophie Kennedy Clarke (Philomena) and West-end star Frances Ruffelle (Les Miserables).
With filming now complete they are now looking to raise £10,000 through a crowdfunding campaign in order to enable VFX Supervisor Marc Hutchings, who has worked on films like Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, X-Men and Guardians of the Galaxy, to add the impressive visual effects needed to complete the post-production process.
The campaign runs until 5th October and promises perks which range from a digital copy of the finished film, through signed posters, limited edition artwork and workshops with the writer and director, to a promise of 48 months of Good Karma with the universe, which must be worth investing in.