Orson Welles. David Lean. Akira Kurosawa. Stanley Kubrick. Christopher Nolan.
Every once in awhile, a filmmaker comes along with a concept of reality so unique and fresh that it completely revolutionizes the film industry. The bounds of special effects are pushed as they transport the viewer to new, foreign worlds filled with sights and experiences that had never before been imagined. This is the case with upcoming filmmaker Ayoub Qanir, who is currently working on his first feature film, visionary gem Koyakatsi.
The film is centered around the story of a young scientist and a military doctor, who band together to investigate a series of non-biological attacks that have taken place. The discoveries that they make, however, expose a threat that is far greater, and more personal, than they ever could have imagined.
Qanir has teamed up with Serious Wonder to exclusively premiere the film project’s new trailer.
Without further ado, we proudly present: Koyakatsi.
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At first glance, this trailer gives us a lovely range of eye-candy: a beautiful girl, an exquisite car, and glimpses of mechanical masterpieces. Yet there’s something much deeper there: a strange, almost computerized voice laments a bittersweet, cryptic message. We watch a man running and driving through strange architectures and landscapes, and finally tumbling through an abyss, the design of which is completely unknown. Then he is no longer running, but observing, discovering, immersed in a world seemingly devoid of organic life, yet crawling with robotic sentients. Then the words that have flickered through the scenes draw together in our minds: make your own destiny. We are left to realize that this is just the first, conceptual glimpse of something on a much grander scale; an impression of an alien reality that weaves complexities into a visual magnum opus.
The film is especially promising when you take a look at Qanir’s past work, which gives a deeper insight into his creative processes. In the next few days, we will be releasing a plethora of special content for Koyakatsi, including concept art, behind-the-scenes footage, a Q&A and more.
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