Chronicle Sitges 2018: “The Unthinkable” the summit of crowdfunding
He is the example to follow of all those who struggle to take their film forward starting from crowdfunding . In fact, having a good first at a tiny budget of 2 million dollars, “The Unthinkable” was growing in its pre-production phase to the point of becoming the largest crowdfunding film project ever seen in Sweden. A large-scale superproduction that has been bought by a Wild Bunch for its premiere in France and Italy. Directed by the collective Crazy Pictures and produced by the person in charge of “Déjame Entrar”, this ambitious hybridization of genres arrives at the Sitges Festival to compete in an entire Official Selection. Little joke.
What is it?
The death of his mother in strange circumstances forces Alex to return to his hometown, where he is reunited with Anna, the love of youth that can not forget. Meanwhile, Sweden succumbs to a series of terrorist attacks that will force Alex to wage a fight first against nostalgia and then for survival.
Formed by five friends who collaborate since they were young, this group achieved success with short films screened at festivals and the Internet. Now, Crazy Pictures takes the leap to the length of the hand of the producer of “Déjame Entrar”
What is it?
The summit of crowdfunding
What does it offer?
A daring and disproportionate overproduction in the best of the senses. “The Unthinkable” is a bold mix of catastrophe film, family drama and conspiracy thriller that articulates a political and social discourse but also intimate and personal that levitates on a history of platonic love. Technically impeccable and overflowing with powerful scenes of action effectively executed, the film directed by the five members that make up Crazy Pictures is an excellent example of how to overcome the thin line that separates ambition from pretense, the risk of recklessness. The secret of success lies in the innate talent that its creators demonstrate to treasure, in the passion and careful treatment with which they build their most grandiloquent sequences, but also the sensitivity with which they treat their most emotional and introspective moments. From its enveloping soundtrack to a solid direction of actors through an outstanding production design that is the clear reflection of the party that have been able to get each of the dollars harvested from its multiple investors, viewing experience that the magnetic and extremely entertaining “The Unthinkable” gives us is worthy of praise. And it is beyond the ballast that supposes that the melodramatic dimension appropriates excessively of the story. Which does not prevent us from facing the irrefutable confirmation of the high levels that can be reached from crowdfunding.