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Project of the Day: Post-Apocalyptic Sci-fi in a Rural Homestead

Project of the Day: Post-Apocalyptic Sci-fi in a Rural Homestead

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Tweetable Logline:

A character-driven drama with a sci-fi twist. In a post-apocalyptic world, who is good, who is bad, and is anyone truly at home?

Elevator Pitch:

HOME is a contained drama with science fiction
elements that takes place in a post-apocalyptic, rural setting. A
teenage boy cares for his younger brother in an isolated farmhouse as
they await their father’s return. When a teenage girl who has survived
an unseen attack takes shelter with them, their instinct for
self-preservation conflicts with an interest in this new visitor. Soon,
sinister revelations emerge as to the cause of the apocalypse and the
boys’ true identities.

This high-concept short explores belonging and distrust in an uncertain
environment, subverting what people expect from sci-fi by emphasizing
story, suspense, and subtlety.

Production Team:

Writer-Director: John Henry Hinkel
Producers: Jonathan Bird (THE GIRL IS IN TROUBLE), Zoë Morrison, Amit Samuel
Director of Photography: Ketil Dietrichson (LADY GAGA “Pokerface,” DAFT PUNK “Derezzed”)
Editor: Rachel Eisengart (CAPTURE)

About the Production:

“When John Henry Hinkel sat down to write HOME,
the recent Harvard graduate set out to create a science fiction film far
removed from the hokey visual effects, overplayed gore, and predictable
stories and characters that often plague the genre. Instead, he wanted
to create an aesthetically beautiful, nuanced, and character-driven
film, while also incorporating subtle but visceral visual effects that
enhance rather than degrade its artistic value.

“HOME‘s twist ending, morally ambiguous
characters, and unique, restrained take on a much-loved genre will spark
discussion while spotlighting great new talent in a festival run.” — Zoë Morrison

Current Status:


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Indiegogo Page

HOME – Campaign Video (Updated) from John Henry Hinkel on Vimeo.

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