“Sometimes the most dangerous journey is to the centre of your own mind…“
Today we’ve got the trailer for Brit Sci-fi short Cognition, starring none other than Andrew Scott and Jeremy Irvine, which is produced and directed by Ravi Ajit Chopra. While you do get a large scattering of CGI, it does seem they’re trying to delve deeper as well and the visuals look impressive in this high concept-esque escapism.
Cognition is described as a “short dystopian sci-fi thriller about a son confronting his past trauma. Journeying through the symbolic landscape of the subconscious mind, the story follows an unbreakable bond between father and son…”
Interestingly, Cognition was the last film to be shot at the Grade II* listed and iconic Battersea Power Station during the redevelopment. Filming was made possible with support from various BBC departments and use of their BBC News helicopter for breath-taking aerial shots, including a stunning orchestral score from the BBC’s 55 Piece Concert Orchestra, recorded at Air Studios in London. Watch the trailer now
Director and producer Chopra said:
“Cognition is a very personal film for me, I have always been fascinated with the inner workings of the mind, and what it means to confront your trauma / demons and follow your dreams….. I hope the audience will enjoy coming on this psychological rollercoaster ride.”
Samuel Karl Bohn composed the film score, renowned Production Designers Universal Creations (Star Wars, Guardians of the Galaxy) built key sets and props. Emmy award winning Supervising Sound Editor Stuart McCowan and his team produced a searing atmospheric soundtrack at Twickenham Film Studios with a Dolby Atmos print at Abbey Road Studios. Various VFX companies including Emmy winning Peerless, Territory Studios and Foundry helped to complete the 350 Visual Effects shots. Technicolor worked on the film from an early stage for a period of a year, and provided their visual wizardry on invisible VFX, grading and finish.