"Too much animal distorts the civilised man. Too much civilization makes sick animals." – Carl Jung.
Claret & Blue has today released The Neolith, a gritty-yet-breathtaking short film from filmmaker Daniel Boocock (The Desolate One). The ambitious and epic 30-minute short can be viewed below.
In The Neolith, "Amidst a beautiful and unforgiving landscape in an unknowable time and place, a mysterious individual takes action against a pack of bloodthirsty outsiders whose thirst for dominance is thriving, with brutal and bloody consequences..."
"A bold, innovative and visually stunning short work, The Neolith recalls the fantastic realism and epic scope of 'Vikings' and 'Game of Thrones' while remaining entirely unique in its storytelling and style," Claret & Blue details. "Combining aspects of mysticism, Jungian theories of the shadow self and Gnosticism, the film defies interpretation leaving powerfully raw and violent images that linger in the mind."
The Neolith stars Jak Corrie, Dan Boie Kratfeldt, Lasse Voss, Nanna Lyhne and Jesper Møller. It features stellar cinematography by Andrew Schonfelder, and a mesmerizing score by Danheim. The film was shot primarily on the Isle of Skye in Scotland.
I can almost guarantee that you won't regret taking 30 minutes out of your day to check this film out. It's one of the best things I've watched since Jordan Downey's 2018 masterpiece The Head Hunter.