A young man's attempt at a first contact with a love interest is hijacked in a most entertaining way.
Directed by Mariana Conde
C.T.R.L is undoubtedly unconventional. Whilst it paints the picture of a typical love story it constantly reinvents itself. As the characters’ bodies dance against their will the audience is faced with a unique acting style backed up by thought through framing and a pacey edit.
A defining aspect of my visual style is the way I work with actors, through rehearsal and improvisation. I wanted to make a short in which performance quality, from the lead actors delivery to the extras, was essential to convene the narrative. Inspired by physical theatre & street dance, C.T.R.L mixes the quirkiness of music videos with the glossy feel of high-end commercials to create a short with a urban feel that is nothing but true to its time. It incorporates a very London attitude with a feminine touch and a warm sense of humour that renders it international.
I believed in C.T.R.L from day one. It was a risky idea but that made it even more appealing. I could grasp the potential and the bigger the risk, the bigger the achievement. It involved a lot of hard work but I am extremely proud of what we, the C.T.R.L team, have achieved.
It’s a visionary short. The idea of an app that can control people hasn’t yet been portrayed in film and it will add another spark to the discussion of how far we are willing to take technology. From young professionals looking for a quick shot of entertainment, to dance enthusiasts, gamers, kids and a more mature audience in search of something different, C.T.R.L will appeal to a vast and varied audience.