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‘Solitary’ Review

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‘Solitary’ Review
Stars: Johnny Sachon, Lottie Tolhurst, Michael Condron, Brian Bovell, Michael Absalom, Andrew Mike Doyle | Written and Directed by Luke Armstrong

The year is 2044, there is a lot more people on the planet and they are running out of stuff… in this ambitious, sci-fi action film; which IMDb estimates it cost 10,000 pounds to make. I cannot help but appreciate the aspiration of writer, and director, Luke Armstrong. One of the most ambitious effects in Solitary, is the comb over on our heroes’ head. Issac Havelock, the name of our follically challenged hero is a superb sci-fi meta joke. As is calling the computer “Eva.”

Issac wakes up in a capsule, with a lady. Both seem to have committed serious crimes and they are floating in space above the earth. Suddenly there is an explosion, and some level of confusion.

What follows is a slow burn, mystery whodunnit as our “Adam and
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Review: Solitary, Mostly Satisfying Sci-Fi Thrills on a Micro-Budget

Review: Solitary, Mostly Satisfying Sci-Fi Thrills on a Micro-Budget
Written, directed, and produced by visual effects artist-turned-filmmaker Luke Armstrong, the aptly named Solitary, is a self-contained science-fiction/thriller set in an over-familiar futuristic dystopia. Out-of-control climate change, overpopulation, and dwindling resources lead nominally democratic Western governments to make radical, life-altering decisions for their citizens (specifically prisoners facing life sentences). It almost begs to be evaluated on a gentle, forgiving curve, primarily due to its micro-budgeted origins, an intriguing premise that began life as a five-minute short, and a single set or set Armstrong and his small band of dedicated collaborators fully exploit to create a sporadically engrossing, occasionally entertaining diversion. When we first meet Issac Havelock (actor-producer Johnny Sachon), he’s waking up from a bad dream straight into a dread-inducing nightmare. He’s stuck on a...

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New British sci-fi ‘Solitary’ set for release this month!

New British sci-fi ‘Solitary’ set for release this month!
Inspired Pictures have announced that British sci-fi thriller, Solitary, will be releasing across multi-platforms and in all major retailers on Monday 31 August. Set in a dystopian future, the film is the feature debut from Luke Armstrong, starring Lottie Tolhurst and break-through star Johnny Sachon.

Solitary opens up in the year 2044 with the Earth on the brink of destruction due to its rapidly depleted resources. Prisoner Isaac Havelock (Sachon) wakes up on board a space pod to find out he’s been condemned to life on Earth’s first colony with no way home. As he wakes, he realises he’s not alone, as he’s greeted by the mysterious Alana Skill (Tolhurst), and together they start piecing together what’s happened and try to plot a course back home.

The film is written, directed and produced by Luke Armstrong, a filmmaker with a background in Hollywood visual effects, with credits
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