With all the talk of SDCC this week, let’s not forget about a big event our neighbors to the North are hosting. Fantasia Film Fest kicks off in Montreal on July 18, and among the attractions of the Off-Frontières lineup will be the Rasmussen Brothers’ Subculture.
Described as an urban version of The Descent, Subculture sounds like a journey into darkness not to be missed. Although inspired by a found footage short film the Brothers shot back in 2009 entitled “Missing Urban Explorers” (it was actually one of the runners-up of our “8 Shorts to Die For” contest), the feature is NOT found footage.
Check out their original short below, and look for more soon!
Bobby has been living on the streets since running away from home as a teen. He finds solace in an encampment located in an abandoned subway tunnel beneath the city. Here he makes a living as a runner, shuttling supplies from the surface down to the encampment’s transient population – an odd assortment of damaged people.
On one of his supply runs, Bobby encounters a battered girl in a remote tunnel who he at first thinks is from one of the tunnels’ lower encampments. He later learns that she’s an urban explorer who ventured down with her friends in search of an abandoned rail station and stumbled upon a nest of creatures that thrive in the darkness. Her friends are dead, and now that these creatures have been exposed, Tommy and the other members of the encampment find themselves the last line of defense between these things and the world above – a world from which they’ve been shunned. But with their light supply dwindling, how long can this motley crew fight off the lurking threat?
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