Set in a futuristic dystopia, the sci-fi short thriller POLIS follows the struggle of David Porter, a young telepath in search for his missing mother. His actions threaten to reveal his government’s horrifying secrets.
Directed by Steven Ilous and with a screenplay created by Ilous and writer Daniel Perea, POLIS won the New Regency and Defy Media PROTOTYPE competition in January 2015. The prize: a film deal with New Regency Productions.
It’s easy to see why POLIS earned recognition. Though short, the film tells an emotional, moving story. Porter’s desperation is clear, as is the moment he comes into his own, proving himself a clear threat to the powers that be. Ilous and Perea know how to entice viewers to want more. And both the visual effects and overall cinematography create a believable, emotive world that will leave you wanting more.
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