Opening May 15th in the US. On my to watch list.
The talent behind the Oscar's animated slides (related interview), seen above, is set to debut his first feature film this May at the TriBeCa Film Festival. And it starts none other than Arnold Schwarzenegger, whose performance has been described as “superb.”
“You can come in loving or hating Arnold Schwarzenegger,” Hobson said. “But when you leave, your perspective will be changed.”
Given the independent film was shot in only 25 days, Hobson prepared meticulously. He created an 80-page bible for each actor that expressed the mood of each scene, their hometown, the rules for zombie behavior, a description of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and its side effects, director’s notes, room for their own notes, and recommendations for relevant reading and watching. He lists “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” and “Never Let Me Go” as pretty, grit textured films that inspired his approach.
Like his predecessors, Ridley Scott and Mike Mills, Henry Hobson brings a graphic designer’s eye to his filmmaking. He treats each frame as its’ own canvas, making sure every frame tells a relatable story with a twist.
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