A few glimpses of some of the work we have shot so far for the feature film I’m currently writing and directing:
‘Latitude’ tells the story of two technology fanatics whose lives are about to change, a tiny little bit, as they descend into a bizarre reality in their geeky hunt to find the world’s ultimate technology, which they believe is hidden in a game called Geocaching.
It is currently in production in the UK and USA, so this is an early look just to give you an idea of what we’ve been up to on this ultra-micro budget feature film that deals with issues around technology, obsession, reality, sanity and control.
The aim of the film is to take a critical look at technological determinism and to challenge some of the conventional logic and common sense that surrounds digital utopianism. Many of the themes in the film are drawn from some of my concerns around the digital: surveillance and control, illusions of freedom, information overload, technological fetishism etc that I have been observing everyday in my own, and other peoples, lives.
The other less pretentious aim for the film is to see if we can do it on such a low budget and to learn from our mistakes along the way.
Stay tuned for updates as the film progresses. We will also do another trailer once we get closer to releasing the movie, alongside a ‘Making of…’ to show how we made this feature film for next to nothing. And as ‘The Medium is the Message’ – we also plan to distribute the film in a number of experimental and open ways- further exploring some of the ideas and themes that the film is trying to tackle.
Starring – Jonathan Leinmuller, Andy McGillan, Christopher Dunne, Rachel Adams and Josh Ubaldi.
Production – Peter Woodbridge, Mick Le Mare, Rebecca Pittam, Richard Neal, Jake Humbles, Ross Varney, Adam Davies, Sam Soane, Alex Hacking, James Colley, Suzi Globe and many many more marvellous people who have helped us along the way.
Music used – ‘Reversed Reality – Igor Dvorkin, ‘City Streets’ – David Michael, ‘Wilderness’ – Philip Guyler available at audionetwork.com/
Or better still send me an email – first name @latitudethemovie.com to find out more
Was checking out the camp and taking some shots yesterday outside St Pauls Cathedral and was fortunate enough to catch this inspiring speech by retired labour politician Tony Benn at #OccupyLSX during my break.
Rushed an edit together last night, let me know your thoughts, i didnt have a tripod so its a bit shaky. Song is called Mercury Fingerprint by Dan Skinner (from Audio Networks)
This was featured on Adbusters TV
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