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Shadow Gene

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  • Heike Scharrer, 2012

    Heike Scharrer, 2012

Synopsis

Shot in London, Shadow Gene explores characteristics in the human race which contradict its own survival: violence and greed.
A beautiful female assassin on a mission to destroy a defective gene in the male species uncovers a corrupt and murky world of corporate power. Raised by a mysterious woman and nurtured into becoming a ruthless hit woman, she targets 'corporate' types who unknowingly carry the notorious 'shadow gene', a parasite gene that compels its hosts to become as violent and greedy as the stock markets demand... without remorse. One day although seemingly accomplishing her mission an encounter with a smug corporate executive sets of a chain of events that shifts the power between victim and perpetrator.
Shot largely in London with a minimalist cast and crew on a tiny budget using aging out-of-date 16mm and Super 8 film stocks (some up to 40 years old), Shadow Gene utilises 2D animation, live action, graphic and photographic imagery along with a haunting piano score to tell its story, along the way creating a kaleidoscopic narrative that reveals aspects of corporate greed from the time of the nineteenth century Luddite to the present day 'Occupy London' Movement. http://www.shadowgene.co.uk

Details

Year
2014
Type of film
Features
Running Time
95 mins
Format
16mm, Super8
Director
Mark Norfolk
Producer
Mark Norfolk
Co-Producer
Eirini Nikopoulou
Editor
Lance Crush
Screenwriter
Mark Norfolk
Director of Photography
Bartlomiej Sienkiewicz
Production Designer
Heike Scharrer
Sound
Kostas Mastorakis
Music
Nedyalka Dimitrova
Principal Cast
Elisabeth Dahl, Riley Stewart, Sue Ferguson

Production Company

Prussia Lane Productions Ltd
1A Upper Brockley Road
Brockley
London
SE4 1SY
+44 (0)20 8694 8821 / +44 (0)7813 958 946
prussialane@gmail.com
http://www.prussialane.co.uk

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Company

Prussia Lane Productions Ltd
1A Upper Brockley Road
Brockley
London
SE4 1SY
+44 (0)20 8694 8821 / +44 (0)7813 958 946
prussialane@gmail.com
http://www.prussialane.co.uk