Lunar is set in a strict robot-patrolled Los Angeles in 2057, and is centered on a man who is arrested after trying to steal bread for his family and is sent to the penal colony on the moon. He must then become the first man to escape from the moon.
Tyler Wade Johnson, a 22 year old commercial and video director, is one very talented up and coming filmmaker.
And very thrifty too.
He managed to make Lunar, which according to hollywoodreporter.com has just got him signed to one of Hollywood’s top talent agencies CAA, for the near microscopic sum – in Tinseltown terms at least – of just $5000.
It’s essentially a calling card for his ambition to become a feature film maker and it worked a treat.
It’s not hard to see why it has garnered him the attention of such a prestigious agency.
The 7 1/2 short film is beautifully shot, with stunning visual effects, a taut, gritty storyline, and a fully rendered dystopian world where being monitored every second of every day is a reality you can’t escape.
It’s absolutely gripping from start to finish, with an engrossing narrative and characters you care about – no mean feat in just under 8 minutes.
This would make one hell of an exciting, intelligent and emotionally gripping film.
I hope he gets his film deal, and he gets it soon.