Looking for the next Memento, Seconds, or Primer? Word has it the next twisty brain teaser flick to get excited for is Pig, the winner of the Sci-Fi London film festival's Best Feature award. Watch the first trailer now.
Pig — which is directed Henry Barrial and produced by Mark Stolaroff — is kicking up a lot of attention on the film festival circuit. Indie Wire dubbed this Kickstarter flick a project they were rooting for, and the film walked away with a very big prize at London's Sci-Fi film fest. The premise is reminiscent of some of our favorite memory-centric features like Memento:
A man wakes up alone in the middle of the desert with a black hood on his head and his hands tied behind his back. At death's door, he is discovered by a woman living alone in the desert and is nursed back to health. Upon regaining consciousness, the man realizes he has no idea who he is or how he got in the desert. His only clue, a piece of paper in his pocket with the name "Manny Elder" written on it, sends him on a journey to Los Angeles to discover his past. But things and people are not what they seem and clues lead to something bigger and more unusual than the man could have ever imagined.
Color us interested. To find a screening of Pig, check out the official website.
"Bad scientists doing bad things to bad people" is what the premise of Rancid appears to be, but the synopsis of this South African indie promises so much more. We kind of love the graphic on the table blood shakes — hopefully that has something to do with the medication these people are on and not a zombie outbreak.
Four applicants, with their own hidden agendas, are accepted by a mysterious corporation to participate in a medical experiment at an isolated testing facility.
With no instructions and no supplies, the human lab rats must fend for themselves and figure out what part of the experiment each one is playing. When the corporation becomes aware that a pregnant intruder has infiltrated the facility, they send in armored guards to clean up the mess. However, loyalties are tested when the guards learn the truth about the experiments and begin to turn on the corporation. Hidden truths about the different players and why they all signed up for the tests are revealed as their situation becomes increasingly dire.
[via Quiet Earth]
A Monster In Paris
Le sigh, le pant, le sigh. That is how we felt after watching this completely dreamy French monster flick aptly titled A Monster in Paris. While the trailer appears to be so-so, we urge you to take a listen to this clip in which a giant monster flea (in disguise) sings and dances with an aspiring French singer. The music is positively delightful.
[via Twitch Film]
Ray: A Life Underwater
And finally check out this gorgeous short bio of a 75-year-old diver who spends his days under the waves searching for treasure (and in vintage diving gear no less).
A rogue with an eye for salvage - and the ladies - Ray: A Life Underwater is an affectionate portrait of one man's deep sea diving career, told through his extraordinary collection of marine artefacts.
Like a modern-day pirate, 75-year-old Ray Ives has been scouring the seabed for treasure his whole life.
The former commercial diver has plundered the deep for over fifty years, bringing to the surface anything that glittered — even gold. In a shipping container near the water, Ray tends his museum of cannon, bottles, bells, swords, portholes and diving gear.
He even still takes to the water in a 1900s diving suit.