The Promised Land
Here at The Slaughtered Bird we’ve become addicts, ladies and gents. We’re hopelessly addicted to certain prolific filmmakers and their work, for many reasons: one being the quality of the things they produce and another being the passion they exude while producing those products. One such filmmaker is Scott Lyus (copy and paste his name into the search box, top right, and you’ll see what we mean).
Whenever Scott is involved in a project it gets our attention – none more so than his latest flick, The Promised Land (which he’s producing)… and now YOU can get involved, too!
Here’s a message from Scott and the folks behind The Promised Land:
The Promised Land is a short film from London Film School student Johan Eskew and Produced by UK filmmaker Scott Lyus. Taking a deep look into the world’s past and current issues with race and class, The Promised Land is set in a nightmarish future and asks the question of how far will we go if we let hate consume us, within a drama/horror/sci-fi epic.
Living in an America scarred by a civil war, Ross, a 23-year-old Afro-Latin woman, scavenges for food and supplies to take to her safe house, all while on the run from the Enforcers. Along the way Ross is discovered by a young 11-year-old Caucasian girl, Lina, who is simply trying to get back home.
Looking out for herself, Ross attempts to distance herself from the young girl as she presents an immediate danger by association. In this world, race does not mix. But leaving the girl behind is not an option and Ross soon finds herself on a journey to help Lina find her way home, all while trying to stay out of reach of the Enforcers.
We believe this is a story that needs telling, a look into a future we may be heading for. Produced in association with the London Film School, we plan on taking this short around the world and highlight the issues we’re all facing in today’s hate filled landscape. Our Indiegogo campaign is now live. Please share and help support where you can. It really would mean the world to us.