Fallen Soldiers is Savage Media’s first feature film. It will be available on Blu Ray and DVD in the UK, Ireland and Australia this summer.
War rages across the continent.
A young noblewoman’s coach is hijacked and her husband is murdered by a desperate British soldier. At gunpoint, the soldier spins her an outlandish tale of plagues, conspiracies, and dead men returning from the grave. He begs for her help and, with time running out, she must decide: trust this madman, or kill him? It’s a decision that could save or damn thousands, and turn the tide of the war.
In the world of low budget film-making, Fallen Soldiers is unique. It’s is an art-department-heavy period adventure with fully-realised sets, props, explosions, fights, and effects shot on a shoestring budget. It’s a small film with huge aspirations. Every single buck is on screen and this is the story of how it came about.
“Every aspiring director or producer wants to make a feature. It’s the holy grail that seems unattainable.
Like most starting film-makers we realised quickly that we faced a chicken-and-egg situation: we needed a decent budget to make the kind of films we were dreaming of, but the chance of being given that budget without being able to demonstrate our film-making ability was very slim. We could make short films until they came out of our ears, but the thing investors wanted to know was: could we handle a feature?
The only way to find out was to do it.
It became obvious that what we could afford was ‘two people chatting in a room’, but we really wanted to show off what we could do if someone were to give us a chance. Rather than just talking heads, we wanted to create a calling card showing what we were capable of; to make something that felt like ‘a real movie’.
So, in the absence of a budget we looked at what was available to us – imagination, creativity, talented assistance and bloody-minded determination – and we went out and made a film.”
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