Gravitas Ventures presents the emotionally gripping sci-fi anthology, Undergods, starring Johann Myers and Géza Röhrig. Making his feature film debut, writer/director Chino Mayo has a bleak vision of a dystopian future and a bold perception of human nature.
Plot: “An otherworldly journey through a Europe in decline, as a collection of ill-fated characters confront their doomed futures and fortunes.”
Here are 5 reasons why you should watch Undergods:
5) The Future!
K (Johann Myers) and Z (Géza Röhrig) serve as an introduction to the crushing social hierarchy within the dystopian future. K and Z represent the bottom rung of the social class but yet, the two are supposedly happy where they are. The two garbagemen would rather be part of the lower class, rather than live wealthy; and the movie shows you why.
4) Story Within A Story!
This is a great ensemble cast within the multiple subplots. Characters like Maria (Tanya Reynolds) and Tim (Burn Gorman) pop in and out of the narrative. The cast represents the have and have nots who struggle with their own place in the world.
3) The Music!
The score by composer Wojciech Golczewski stands out because of its retro synths. Golczewsk’s music adds to the somberness of the environment or echos the emotional plight of the characters. Audiences will be glued to the screen once the music kickstarts the scene.
2) The Cinematography!
The camerawork by David Raedeker captures the downtrodden mood of the futuristic society. Notice how the social class—from the rich to poor—has its own level of brightness to the color palette. After establishing the surroundings, Raedeker uses the lens to zero in on the performances.
1) A Hypnotic Anthology!
Undergods uses the sci-fi genre to tell a multi-layered plot about the future of humanity. By the end, audiences will indeed be questioning where humanity is heading from here, especially after current events.
Undergods will hit theaters and On-Demand on May 7th, 2021.