'Neil' by Anil Rao
(London, UK) First Edit
I found in Nigel Karikari's script NEIL, the opportunity to relish my film theory of image montage as haiku, the connection of disconnection, to reference and keep the traditional aspects of cinemas heritage in silence alive. Image as meaning, meaning as story, and story... as a timeless, tailored and organic understanding on the humanity of who we are, in ourselves. A non-linear experience exposes us to discover and seek a reasonable truth, truth as a memorial jigsaw we ultimately know how and yield to put together, because we demand an outcome to the intellectual questions raised and placed before us, because the surprising thing for all of us to discover when we do this is that we are all actually non-linear in our thoughts, in our memories, in our actions, in our reasoning, and that by being linear, we embrace a mechanical idea, not an organic one. N.E.I.L. is a story of both hope and hopelessness, of faith and courage and ultimately pain and loss.
Read 'Neil' HERE
First cut: Producers notes for the filmmakers
- From the winner of last years LSF competition.
- We love the bold approach. It's out there and suspect we should not mess with it
- Though... the VFX of the three neils, can you stagger the head turn so it looks less like a literal cloned shot?