300 years in the future, a forensic accountant reviews the video stream from one mercenary’s drop-pod which has been damaged during the initial stages of a colonial invasion.
The biggest joys of short films is to see things that we would never see in feature length films. Whether it be the type of story or the way it was told, from filming technique to acting methods. In Ferand Peek’s Sci-fi thriller ‘Mis-Drop’ we get a unique view with a one shot from a mercenary’s drop-pod which has been damaged during the initial stages of a colonial invasion.
The short is my response to the problem of how do you tell a compelling ‘big budget’ sci-fi on a shoe-string budget. My answer was to do it all in one shot and have the majority of the effects and world-building be in the reflection of his helmet and in the sound design of the movie.
Mission accomplished! Sometimes following the action from a regular cinematographical view makes the viewer feel comfortably invincible despite the war zone happening in the film. Ferand’s Sci-Fi thriller connects with its main character and his fear, bringing the experience much closer to what a human might encounter in a similar situation.