Saturday, 30 September 2017

I DON'T LIKE MONDAYS * LOON [FILM] (2017) ''Say hello to a 21st century teenager''

The lone star state of mind is a common thread in a teenagers life, but mixed with WW3 tensions running high in the world right now, lets turn this way and see how it's affecting today's youth. This is what LOON tackles.
From their perspective, why even bother to think of the future if we all might all get annihilated in the America VS. North Korea conflict, or a random terrorist attack. In the UK, Brexit has cast a dark shadow over the idea of a brotherhood of nations. Let's wave goodbye to moving forward as a collective Europe. Whats worse is that the youth never even organised any rallies warning their age group's about the referendum. They forgot to vote!!  

It's hard to understand how this sense of no future, or even worse; no civilisation, can rub off on the youths conscience. In LOON's case the characters are abnormal, and primeval, detached from reality in different ways.
But prescription pills, dreams of marrying a family member and becoming a notorious drummer help fuel local pantie dropper main character Charlie Sheen's fantasies. 

''Society and parents are an atomic combination when it come's to raising kids, it's impossible to hold onto them, even children are on the internet now. Mass media is raising your children. I wanted to introduce a new side of the teenagers psyche that you've never see in cinema before. Say hello to the 21st century teenager'' says filmmaker Fabrizio Federico. Made for £20 the film was shot with no script and as a fly on the wall to resemble CCTV footage, all filmed in the families home after several months and at Banky's experimental amusement park Dismal Land.

Director Fabrizio Federico
''It was a tough shoot, there was a big power struggle going on during shooting, lots of cancelled days and people disappearing and arriving late. There was absolutely no structure. I was even stabbed with a fork during the first week, non of the cast parted as friend's. Everyone has blocked each other on Facebook and the ouija board party was a big mistake.''

At the core of the film lies a 'folie à deux' relationship between two cousins, 16 year old kleptomaniac Charlie Sheen (who wishes to be called 'Keith' - even though nobody respects his wishes) and his poison minded 18 year old cousin Georgia, who's aggressive, cunning, sexual personality has hypnotised her younger cousin into doing anything she wants ''always do whatever I say, remember that.''

The soundtrack by Mao strives to take the viewer on an amazing sonic journey undertaken by hypnotised Tibetan monks, referencing Aleister Crowley's spectres since most of the album was recorded at his Boleskine House in Scotland.

Find out how.
LOON will be release on Halloween, October 31th internationally.