"In a post-apocalyptic world where Nature took over Humanity, two scavenger women fight for their lives as a deadly fog quickly over takes them."
Director: Carlos Prias Producer: Diego Sardi Writer: Chelsea Rowan Estimated running time: 4 minutes Format: Full HD Release date: November 2016 Language: English
Blackstone is a short film that aims to introduce the audience to a dark post apocalyptic world where Nature took over the Earth, forcing the few tribes of people that are struggling to survive to come up with myths and legends to understand what kind of place the world is now.
After centuries of Humanity controlling and raping nature, the balance has been shifted. The Earth is now a threatening place for human beings. After a century of natural catastrophes that expressed the rage of nature, there are just a few human beings alive struggling to survive. Since the natural resources are scarce, people has been forced to live in nomad tribes that are constantly moving searching for food and a safe place. This way, humanity has been taken to their initial and primitive living condition as it was in the beginning of the times. The Earth is again an unknown and unpredictable place where people need to figure out how to be safe from a superior force that seems to be Nature and from the survival instinct of the other people inhabiting the Earth that are in competition for the few available resources.
DIRECTOR - Carlos Prias was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. Since he was a teenager was interested in books and movies. After completing his high school, he studied three semesters at the Universidad de los Andes musical composition program. However, following his need to tell stories, and following the path of several of his favorite authors and directors, Carlos began to study philosophy. In this undergraduate program, he learned several analysis tools he now uses to make or understand stories. During this period of time Carlos took several Art courses related to video, in which he directed some short films.
PRODUCER - Diego Sardi is a MFA in Creative Producing candidate at Columbia College Chicago. He was born and raised in rural Uruguay. While pursuing his Bachelors in Communications at the University of Montevideo, developing story ideas and having them come to life on film became his passion. Producing films became his calling. He graduated in 2012, with studies in film producing and organizational communication. After graduating he received a Fulbright scholarship to pursue his graduate studies on film producing at US.