The Last Dance

In the not-too-distant future, an old man works alone in his garage – click-click-clicking the hours away on an old desktop computer. His name is Hugo, and he’s making something… Something great…

Today, the not-too-distant future will become the not-too-distant past.

Mastered in 4K resolution with spectacular digital effects from world-class Visual Effects house Double Negative, The Last Dance couples emotive storytelling with a truly cinematic experience worthy of the big screen.

Director’s Statement

For me, filmmaking is entirely about emotion. I see film as escapism… A dark room, a series of images, projected into our minds, tapping into our subconscious, triggering thoughts and feelings, giving us a profound experience we could never have in our mundane lives, and at its best changing the way we look at and interact with the world. It’s the closest thing to magic I know. It’s the only language I feel comfortable speaking.

The Last Dance is a very personal work, exploring themes I spend much time contemplating on, such as the meaning of life and death, love, loss, loneliness, and the fear of dying alone. It is also an examination of how technology shapes our human experience, and to what degree we should let it. As profound as the moment is for our main character, as devastating it is when he is reminded it wasn’t real.

The film is my most ambitious project to date, with a cast and crew of almost 50, extreme technical challenges like the visual effects and completing the film in 4K, and an incredibly complex score that took us over a year to write and record. However, the greatest challenge and ultimate goal throughout the making of the film was to always hit the right emotional notes, requiring every trick in the filmmaking bag to guide the audience’s feelings.

I am hugely proud of the hard work and talent put into this film by my cast and crew. I sincerely hope we managed to draw you into the character’s world, make you feel for and with him, and maybe contemplate your own life and loved ones.