In April 2009, David King completed his first ultra low budget feature, the 78-minute quasi sci fi film PURGE.
Set in a slightly futuristic parallel universe where a genetic engineering revolution has swept the developed world, it follows the trials and tribulations of a young woman who is unable to assume her pre-ordained occupation as bondage and discipline mistress-slave, and is forced to join underground rebels survive.
Cinematography commenced in North Melbourne at the end of October 2004 and concluded at the end of January 2007 with cast and crew working on the film during weekends and week night evenings.
The film is notable for its use of unconventional techniques including 2D and 3D animations, text, titles, interview snippets, mock advertisements and community service announcements, pictures within pictures and extensive chroma key work – techniques not usually attempted on budgets of less than $30,000.
In using these techniques, David was attempting to create a visual science fiction language where the film itself was an element of science fiction not just the story.
In 2010, PURGE was picked up for international distribution by Troma Entertainment, New York.
LINK: David King, director of PURGE
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