It’s Christmas in London. Unfortunately for lovesick teenager, Jamie, and his oppressive parents, it’s also the night of the Apocalypse.
The End is an ambitious and effects-heavy spectacle, cleverly presented as a tightly focused drama. The story follows a young man who is attempting to find his identity in London’s night life, forsaking his domineering parents as he gives in to ‘temptation’. We’ve had a chance to see the film ourselves, and can confirm it’s a lot of fun, but it won’t be available to the public for a while. To rub salt in the wound, here’s a great little teaser for the film.
Hopefully The End will be making the Festival Rounds soon, and we’ll be sure to let you know if it’s playing near you, as it’s best seen on the big screen. Meanwhile, here’s a bit more info about the project, courtesy of the press pack.
Raising more than 11,000 dollars from over ten countries through Kickstarter and using Skype, WeTransfer and Google Docs to achieve round-the-clock collaboration, we crafted a grand-scale, Hollywood-style production that wouldn’t have been possible even a year ago at this budget and time-scale.
This technology allowed 22 year-old director Ted Marcus the chance to shoot on location in London with a Canon 5D and conduct post-production in Los Angeles, Massachusetts, London, Adelaide and Melbourne.
The online exposure gave Ted Marcus the opportunity to collaborate with the likes of James Mather (sound supervisor on the Harry Potter films), Hollywood mixing facility Todd-AO and a team of ex-WETA visual effects specialists lead by John Nugent of Sandbox FX to create the most thrilling and professional result possible.