Copyright Joao Larcerda and Fraser Murdoch
Julie takes responsibility for her younger pregnant sister and wider family who are in financial and emotional peril. However, has this student of Literature and History overshot her ambitions?
Concept art (WIPs) June 2018 www.robmclellandirector.com
As well as concept art by Fraser Murdoch
UTAPIA SCREEN TEST (2017)
THE STORY OF "UTAPIA"
1) Julie, initially heading out into untrodden areas of the Scottish Highlands in search of hidden Pictish artefacts, finds herself intrigued by a large, peculiar and unexpected puzzle.
2) Meanwhile, aristocratic businessman Lord Tapia struggles with plans to construct a new media office atop a barren site in his city.
© "Utapia: Screen Test (2017)" Directed by Fraser Murdoch | Cinematography by Fraser Stephen | Starring Sarah MacGillivray
THE MUSIC OF "UTAPIA"
Early in the process, Fraser began the collaboration with Imogen Brough (best known as a contestant on The Voice - Australia and making the ARIA charts) on the motion picture soundtrack. Imogen is collaborating with composer Michael Edwards (Layer Cake and Calvary) and the pair have already created a track for the mood reel of the short which was shot in June 2017.
It is based on stories from the short animated film "My City" (2012) starring Brian Cox (Troy, Churchill, Rise of the Planet of the Apes) which was also written and directed by Fraser Murdoch. You can watch that here by clicking the link.
Fantasy, adventure, drama
Utapia is currently being developed in the form of scripts, treatments and visual materials. The aim of the project is to develop storylines, characters and the world fully in order to create: short films and eventually a feature or TV Pilot.
© Utapia - storyboards collages. Illustrator: Nenad Kostic