Local filmaker Luke Armstrong has had his new short film ‘Shadows’ selected for the Henley Fringe Film Festival taking place 4-6 September.
Luke is a screenwriter/film director with a background in Hollywood Visual Effects. Following Graduation from his Computer Animation degree at the University of Portsmouth, he beat hundreds to attain an internship at Hollywood Visual Effects studio Cinesite, In Soho, London. Over the next four years, he worked at the top four largest VFX companies in
London – Framestore, Double Negative tv, The Moving Picture Company and Cinesite on BAFTA & Oscar nominated movies including Guardians of the Galaxy, Iron Man 3, Skyfall, Edge of Tomorrow, and World War Z to name a few.
Aside from his professional VFX work, Luke is also an established short film director – having directed over fifteen shorts in the past seven years. As a passionate story teller, Luke’s numerous short films have won awards on the festival circuit around the world – 2015 has so far seen his short film ‘Shadows’ win best Sci-Fi and best Foreign Film at a festival in the USA. ‘Shadows’ has also recently been selected for the British Urban Film Festival, sponsored by Channel 4.
Shadows is based on recent news events and set in the year 2037. It is a contemporary Orwellian style vision of the future. The short sci-fi film depicts a UK government using all digital technology for surveillance and control over the general population, becoming a totalitarian state. We join our lead characters, Lee and Jess on the brink of a revolution.
Luke directed the film and co-wrote it with Johnny Sachon, who also stars in the film. You can see the trailer and more on the website at www.shadowsuk.com
Luke said, “It’s great to be selected for the Henley Fringe Film Festival and is especially meaningful as it is right on my own doorstep. For the hundred or so cast and crew we had involved as well as the public, it brings another fantastic opportunity to see ‘Shadows’ on the big screen. I’d like to say on behalf of everyone involved, many thanks to the festival organisers for selecting us and we look forward to seeing the films on September 6.”
For more details about the Henley Fringe Film Festival go to http://henleyfringe.org/