In a dry and dusty post-apocalyptic world, two wayfarers wander aimlessly until Leif finds a copy of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Using the world around him to interpret what he reads, Leif ...
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99% of the human race has colonized on Mars. The remaining few work to rehabilitate our dying planet. Each year a small number are selected to return home to aid in the process. For those ... See full summary »
Jennifer Hamilton Collins
It's been 5 years since the Re-Animates outbreak that wiped out 85% of the world's population. Within a few cities, the Re-Animates have been segregated into "zones" and are policed by the R-Division of the QUASI S.W.A.T. Unit.
When Sam regains consciousness in the middle of a crowded subway, he doesn't know how he got there, where he came from nor his own name. He franticly searches for his identity, using the ... See full summary »
Matthijs van de Sande Bakhuyzen,
In an effort to finish a film before turning thirty, Riley Young documents and re-creates the supposedly-true stories of a retired secret agent using local talent, a VHS camcorder, and every low-budget trick he knows.
In a dry and dusty post-apocalyptic world, two wayfarers wander aimlessly until Leif finds a copy of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Using the world around him to interpret what he reads, Leif allows the book to challenge the beliefs, friendship, and even the very survival of these two divergent travelers. Written by
As an independent and foreign film lover, I highly recommend OzLand. It is beautiful from beginning to end. Cinematography, directing, acting, mood, and score (which, in my opinion, makes or breaks a film) were all stellar. Glenn Payne and Zack Ratkoich were perfectly cast. Michael Williams was able to accomplish feats that even critically acclaimed and well known directors have not: To write and direct an original, smart, and layered story that is rich in meaning and substance. Through his complex characters he demonstrates human struggle, resilience, and the intrinsic need to believe in something greater than ourselves. Such a poignant, redemptive, and well told story. And not at all contrived, nor does it assume ignorance of the viewer. It shows us a story and allows us to make use of our own intellect to make connections and interpretations. In a time when most blockbuster movies assume an asinine audience, spoon feeding us clichés and content, this film is a refreshing contrast. Well done!
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