A soldier’s widow desperately searches for her husband’s body and is forced to solicit help from a bio-engineered warrior who is somehow connected to his death.
Downward is a story of loss and forgiveness, a drama masked within a sci-fi film. Themes of death and warfare are explored within the context of grief. The film hints at the additional hope of a brighter future after loss and perhaps, new love.
The film focuses on Claire, the wife of a human soldier who enlisted to fight alongside the Dragoons. When he is killed in a skirmish by insurgents, Claire is informed that his body is unrecoverable due to its location. Unwilling to accept this she desperately searches for a way to find his remains, even going so far as to enlist the help of a Dragoon to guide her through the warzone to the location of the battle.
A 20 minute short film, we hope to use Downward as an entry point into this vast and complex world.
We will be breaking science fiction genre conventions by blending dramatic aspects within a unique action science fiction film.