In 2027, everyone is implanted with a chip - the Memorize-chip. It records everything you see, a new system to fight crime. One unit controls the system. The SSU - Special Surveillance Unit.
This film is brilliantly written & directed by Eric Ramberg and Jimmy Eriksson, bringing us quite incredible action scenes that could rival feature films, while introducing us to a world that isn’t a totally re-imagined future. Instead it’s a fairly familiar place with some interesting new technologies.
Have to admit the films concept, reminded me a little bit about Ghost in The Shell, but not too much though, this is completely different to that.
Heres what the director had to say: “We shot this piece on a "shoestring budget", using just one 5D-Mark II-camera (with Canon L-series lenses). Our very first mission was actually to help another company (Quixel) with some live-action shots/scenes to simply showcase their new texture-tool for 3d-models in games and movies, but instead we came up with this concept idea and created a full blown short film. Primarily, we wanted to do something visual and entertaining to simply present this concept and showcase Quixel's tools.
We did almost everything our self (with some 3d/texture/sfx help) and we used close friends/family members to be "actors", including myself playing the main character. So I guess that's why the acting isn't top notch and why we didn't use so much dialogue ;) BUT we also wanted to keep it very visual, we wanted to tell a story with pictures (and UI-text of course).
That was a big challenge but I think we succeeded. In the end we're happy with the end result considering the conditions and people really seems to like it! That's awesome to see and very rewarding! / Jimmy & Eric"