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A dark, surreal story of a group of war photographers, trudging through a barrage of explosions, searching for the perfect shot.
A dark, surreal story of a group of war photographers, trudging through a barrage of explosions, searching for the perfect shot.
A dark, surreal story of a group of war photographers, trudging through a barrage of explosions, searching for the perfect shot.
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SHUDDER is a project by filmmakers Rob Ride (writer/director) and Tom Booth (producer).

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THE STORY

Shudder tells the story of a surreal world where the only inhabitants are war photographers, hunted by an unseen army determined to kill them all. Following the pack of photographers heading into the depth of the carnage, our film plays without dialogue, using only collected ambient sound accompanied by an orchestra of gunfire and camera clicks.

With no care for their surroundings or their safety, they document their downfall. One by one the photographers are shot down and as they drag themselves up the street taking photos as each new casualty is wounded. From a group of eight until now, a single soul is left to take photos of his own death as he too is gunned down.

OUR INTENTION

Shudder does not aim to pass judgement on the work of war photographers. It only seeks to highlight the absurd within their situation. Is it right for an individual to throw away their life for the good of their work? If this was everybody's attitude then what would it say about the meaning of life? If the fruits of this work are worth dying for, then surely there must be benefits. Who benefits?

What is the value of individual human experience in the context of a society? If a photographer's life is worth destroying for the greater good then surely so is the subject’s. Shudder aims to shed light on these moral questions without offering a firm solution. It deliberately leaves a gap of ambiguity that the audience can leap into, and build resolutions of their own.

With the advent of new media technology like cheap personal camera phones and social media, the absurdity of our story has permeated modern life. In countless experiences at scenes of concerts, tourist attractions or accidents people now choose to first document a remarkable event rather than live it. Has there been a change in the value of personal human experience? What happened to living in the now? We all live life through the lens, only ‘really there’ if we can prove it to our friends. 

Risks and challenges

We are building a fantastic team of cast & crew, and with the Visual Effects know-how, incredible location, amazing production design, and incredible soundscape, the film will look and feel a million pounds/dollars/paseos.

The challenge is to give our actors a setting where their talents can shine and to create a thoroughly developed landscape for the audience to experience the world of the war photographer.

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    + your name credited as 'Master of Explosions' at the end of the film.

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    'With Thanks' credit in the film
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