No that doesn’t mean you should take up shoplifting in the hope of a free ticket.
*** my four star review and (very spoilery) article are now live ***
I meant to post this trailer a few weeks ago though in my defence I still think it’s April.
Solitary started life as a short, filmed in the director’s living room on a portable green screen. Upgraded to a micro-budget full-length indie, the feature was filmed in 14 days then completed remotely during lockdown.
Writer-director-producer Luke Armstrong is a filmmaker with a background in Hollywood visual effects, with credits including the 007 franchise, Marvel and the Oscar-winning Jungle Book.
Here’s the synopsis:
In the year 2044 with the Earth is on the brink of destruction due to its rapidly depleted resources. Prisoner Isaac Havelock wakes up on board a space pod to find out he’s been condemned to life on Earth’s first colony with no way home. He realises he’s not alone as he’s greeted by the mysterious Alana Skill – together they start piecing together what’s happened and try to plot a course back home.
Solitary has a multi-platform, worldwide release on 31 August. It stars Johnny Sachon (who also co-produced) as Isaac, and Lottie Tolhurst as Alana. The cinematographer is Jack Booth and Vince Cox composed the score (I love the music in the trailer so I’m expecting great things when I watch the film).