The Draw

2024

In an oppressive world, where free will is becoming a thing of the past, all analogue imagery is restricted and replaced by a new technology called ‘The EyeLight’. Alec and Jade must try to fight the system and the ever present show ‘The Draw’ which soon infiltrates their lives to pose a very real danger.

Alec lives under a repressive society which monitors his every movement, while working at the central avatar store where customers can design and be their idealised online persona; a symbol of the EyeLight based technological revolution that Alec viscerally resists. His isolation is punctured by the arrival of Jade, an equally rebellious figure but one who plays the system far more strategically. Their unfolding forbidden relationship will push the two of them to the very brink.

Meanwhile, the politically motivated gameshow, known as ‘The Draw’, rapidly increases in popularity, ominously evolving into an all too real hunt which threatens the desperate contestants lives all in the name of entertainment.

The Draw is the exciting debut from UK filmmaker Tom Ruddock. Fans of sci-fi dystopia such as THX 1138 and Equilibrium will enjoy this alternative reality that painfully highlights the risks posed by society’s current trajectory.

Genre

Sci-Fi Thriller

Language

English

Country

United Kingdom

Run Time

99 mins

Status

Completed

Director

Tom Ruddock

Producer

Shelley Ruddock

Cast

Ryan Gage
Lara Lemon

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