The idea for Perfection was sparked by a short film made for the Sci-Fi London 48 Hour Film Challenge. Director, Ross Peacock, and producer, Ben Mortimer, collaborated on the project, titled “Final Command”, the short was set in a world where reality is augmented, and a hacked computer chip could turn the world into a hedonistic paradise.
The completed film, which was shot for less than £500, was shortlisted as one of the top ten entries by the organisers, and although it didn’t win, that vote of confidence inspired Ross and Ben to begin developing the short into a feature.
The project, which tells the story of a self-medicating artist who acquires a device that allows her to hack the way she appears to the rest of the world, has been in development for over two years. In early 2016, Black Arrow Pictures partnered with Sweet Potato Productions to prepare the project for financing.
That led to the production of the proof of concept short, Augmented, which explores the technology, style and themes of perfection, and tells a story that serves as a prequel to the feature film.
The Special Purpose Vehicle Company, Perfection the Film Ltd, is set up in preparation for a shoot in the 4th quarter of 2016. We are currently awaiting Advanced Assurance from HMRC for the SEIS and EIS schemes.