Joel Fink is just another bored twenty-something looking for some excitement in an otherwise dull and uneventful life. A curious encounter outside a travel agent pulls him into an unusual world where he’s offered an even more unusual proposition.
A Blue Halo Films and Panoptic Films production, starring Will Merrick (Skins, Poldark) and Jolyon Coy (Mr. Selfridge, Beauty and the Beast).
We are proud to announce that Populace has been officially selected for the Sci-Fi-London film festival. Stay tuned for more information.
Mankind is reluctant to take responsibility for ravaging the planet. Populace imagines a world where the solution is to impose a strict genetic caste system, a eugenics policy that keeps numbers below the tipping point and protects the greater good. Clones are manufactured to carry out this work. Must we give away our freedoms to protect the earth from mankind?
The Herd: A brutal horror film with a compassionate message.
Inspired of a frustration at the mainstream refusal to accept the sentiency of other species, THE HERD takes that anger and throws it back at the masses. This a film which inflicts every torture suffered by dairy cows on to a group of captive humans. THE HERD is written by Ed Pope and directed by Melanie Light, and features the considerable acting talents of Pollyanna McIntosh (The Woman, Filth), Victoria Broom (ABCs of Death 2, Stalled), Jon Campling (Sleeping Dogs, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows) and Charlotte Hunter (Dungeons and Dragons, Vitality). The score is by Laurent Bernard of the band Gallows. Imprisoned within inhuman squalor with other women; Paula’s existence and human function is abused as a resource by her captors. Escape, on any level, is hopeless as the women are condemned to a life of enforced servitude at the whims of their imprisoners for one reason only – their milk. Enslaved, inseminated and abused – every facet of their life is violated. At first the premise seems exaggerated and absurd; but is, in fact, disgusting in its stark normality. Deliberately avoiding the lack of finesse associated with “torture porn” and sexploitation, THE HERD eschews these in favour of a vicarious descent into the visceral nightmare of relinquishing the most innate rights of existence. A dark and transgressive horror short film, THE HERD also asks questions as to how we approach the sentiency of other beings and the importance of the concept of individual freedoms in modern society. Those who support the idea of taking an uncompromising vegan and animal rights message to a larger audience can find out more about the film and, should they wish, how to support it here: http://www.sponsume.com/project/herd