By Chloe McKay
The South African born Greybe brothers are a film directing and producing duo based in London. Throughout their filmmaking partnership they have produced four independent short films each one growing in budget. Their first film, Boxing Day, was screened at Cannes and Edinburgh Film Festivals. Now the brothers have moved on, and are working on a new project, The Knock, a Sci-Fi drama set in London 2078.
The Knock is an independent film by Cubeink productions and is in need of funding. The Knock doesn’t have far to go to complete its financial target. So please pledge to The Knock’s kick starter page and become a backer for this unique and interesting project. All pledges must be made by July 6, 2013.
So, what’s The Knock about?
In The Knock, the world’s population has spiralled out of control to the point where the earth can no longer sustain its vast numbers. Ten years before the crisis all the governments of the world had agreed to form the Department of Population Control (The DPC) in an attempt to ward off the impending overcrowding. The DPC formulated and passed a law to control the world’s population. The population order stated that every human on the planet carried a microchip which contained their unique number. Every week all numbers will be run through a lottery and a certain number will be called, if your number comes up you are sent to the culling camp to be killed. If you tried to escape or run the microchip would be activated and you would instantly die, plus two members of your closest family would be sent to the culling camp. The story focuses more closely on ‘The Knockers’ a slang term given to the DPC men employed to deliver the culling order to those unlucky chosen.
The story focuses on Agent Stanley Teal, a drained and lonely man on the edge of retirement, Stanley has no family or friends; he is, emotionally, a zombie who has long since given up on his failed dreams, he is the perfect type of person to deliver the death notices. One day someone from Stanley’s past re-enters his life. What they tell him changes his entire outlook on his life and his reason for living, something’s he had long forgotten. Stanley is forced to ask, what would he sacrifice his life for?
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