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#Anniversary

Synopsis

On his wedding day, Eric Fuller tries to clear his conscience and break things off with his secret lover Sarah, but she's not ready to let him go.

This near-future Sci-Fi drama explores love, letting go, and how the technology of today will affect the relationships of tomorrow.


Our Review

'17 conversations in the past one month were short and shallow'. who counts all these? So everything will become data in a matter of years? That freaks the common sense out completely. Eric uses a AI proxy and he does it because it was the only way that he could stay close to the one true love of his life - Sarah. Though Eric develops real feelings for the proxy, he has realized that this wont work and he needs to move on with the reality and to be in the present. Everything about this film works, the script, screenplay, the direction, camera, editing, visual effects and the acting. The cinematography was an interesting mix of techniques, and overall the picture looked interesting.


Director Biography - Ellis E. Fowler

Ellis E. Fowler is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, and actor based in Los Angeles, CA. He attended the University of Memphis where he majored in Film production, then moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting and filmmaking. He directed and co-wrote the award-winning sci-fi short Emotical, and also directed the award-winning feature documentary Memphis Movement-Jookin: The Urban Ballet. Ellis has 3 published books including the sci-fi superhero series "The Dead Man Chronicles", and a book on goal-setting, "Realize your Resolutions". Ellis Does not let titles and roles get in the way of expressing his creativity, in addition to writing, directing and acting, he also edits, does sound design and music production. Working with limited budgets taught him to be a jack-of-all-trades, and has also given him the opportunity to be proactive in bringing his visions to life. Ellis plans to continue making strides in his filmmaking and acting work and would love to bring more diverse representation to the sci-fi genre.


Director Statement

I wrote and directed #Anniversary because I love Sci-Fi and movies that make us think about where we are as a society and where we are headed. This film explores how relationships could be affected in a world where everything we do is just data that can be collated, interpreted, and sold back to us in ways that may seem beneficial on the surface, but may prove detrimental to how we interact with the real world around us. It is fiction, but something that I believe isn't that far-fetched or far off. #Anniversary is the second fiction film that I've taken from the page to the screen, and the second opportunity I've had to bring more representation to a genre that historically severely lacks it. I love science fiction and I love how stories set in a time and place a little bit removed from our own can make us think profoundly about the here and now. Thanks for your time and interest, and I hope you enjoy #Anniversary.


Credits

  • Ellis E. Fowler Director Emotical, Memphis Movement: Jookin-the Urban Ballet

  • Ellis E. Fowler Writer Emotical

  • John F. Thomas Producer Emotical, What's to come?

  • Vincent Patin Director of Photography

  • Ester Jiron Key Cast "Sarah MArtin"

  • Ellis E. Fowler Key Cast "Eric Fuller"

  • John F. Thomas Key Cast "Mike WIlson"

  • Ellis E. Fowler Editor

  • Drew O'Donnell Production Sound

  • Hannah Cobb Production Assistant

  • Amanda Morin Script Supervisor

  • Ellis E. Fowler Original Score

Specifications

  • Project Type: Short

  • Genres: Sci-FI, Drama, Futuristic

  • Runtime: 12 minutes

  • Completion Date: January 19, 2020

  • Production Budget: 3,000 USD

  • Country of Origin: United States

  • Country of Filming: United States

  • Language: English

  • Shooting Format: Digital 4k

  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9

  • Film Color: Color

  • First-time Filmmaker: No

  • Student Project: No












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