OFF explores what might happen if our current political and environmental situations combined with technological advances are pushed to the extreme and fast forwarded into the future.
Society has become so reliant on seemingly endless energy that we easily ignore the 'power' energy suppliers hold and how rapidly society would decline should those supplies fail. Our reliance on technology for everything we do would mean survival takes on a whole new meaning. Society would need to learn new/relearn old skills.
We also want to explore what people need psychologically to keep going. What would drive us to push forwards and search for meaning when there’s a clear end in sight? Where do people find meaning and a sense of purpose when everything seems futile?
Other themes we will touch on are information control and fake news; totalitarian regimes (how in order to survive people will give up a lot of freedoms); the limits of Artificial Intelligence - it’s still biased depending on who ‘curated’ the information.
OFF tackles these themes with a sense of humanity and situational humour. Our characters are flawed and sometimes hapless but determined in their own beliefs.
Although high concept this series can be achieved with a mid-range budget. We will utilise urban spaces which already have a Dystopian feel and supplement the rest with our talented production design team. We won't rely too heavily on post and create most effects in camera. The mix of abandoned technology and repurposed analog devices along with cultish and surreal environments will give the series a unique and almost nightmarish look.
Each episode ends with the opening of the start of the next mission- keeping viewers intrigued to see what lies behind the next door.