Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Secret sci-fi film starring Ai Wei Wei Seeks funding

kickstarter1.jpg
kickstarter2.jpg
kickstarter3.jpg

When you cast one of China's "most dangerous men" in the lead role of your short film, you're courting a bundle of trouble. Set it in city battling toxic smog, with two weeks to wrap the project... you get the picture.

The Sand Storm is the ambitious project of former TED Talk producer-turned-script writer Jason Wishnow. Having moved to Beijing to inspire his writing career, Wishnow secured a meeting with influential artist Ai Wei Wei. The duo's mutual fear of information obstruction and the "collateral damage of uncertainty" set the wheels in motion to collaborate on a creative project. A few weeks later, The Sand Storm finished filming.

A dystopian sci-fi set in near-future China, the 10-minute short features a gloriously-grim backdrop (captured by legendary cinematographer Christopher Doyle). In his acting début, Ai Wei Wei plays a water smuggler, struggling to survive in a baron world of suspicion, water shortages and information blackouts.

Billed as a prelude to a feature length project, The Sand Storm is currently looking for funding on Kickstarter to help with post-production costs and expenses. Perks include access to alternative endings, all the way up to the lofty prize of being named as an Associate Producer.

Check out the project trailer below and head over to Kickstarter for more info.

The Sand Storm will be released in June 2014 should it reach its funding goal

(Images: Kickstarter)

Related

raid3.jpg

New Raid 2 trailer crashes in

main11.jpg

Latest Edge Of Tomorrow Trailer Lands

storm.jpg

Into The Storm Trailer Blasts In

commando.jpg

Action Heroes Gearing Up Supercut

kick.jpg

When Fight Scenes Fail

drop1.jpg

First Trailer for The Drop

Comments

More

Guillermo Del Toro well and ends the speculation about Hellboy 3

Big Red fans, it's not good news

21 Feb 2017

The ShortList Alternative Oscars

The only awards that really matter

by Gary Ogden
20 Feb 2017

Is Love Actually actually shit or brilliant?

Two writers argue their case for the divisive 2003 rom-com

16 Feb 2017

The totally excellent 19 facts you never knew about Wayne’s World

No way? Way.

by Keyan Milanian
16 Feb 2017

Details of the Star Wars: The Last Jedi teaser trailer 'leaked'

If it's true, Star Wars fans are in for a treat

14 Feb 2017

The best dressed men from the 2017 EE BAFTAs

As sartorially sharp as Stephen Fry's wit

13 Feb 2017

Ken Loach delivered a rousing anti Tory speech at the BAFTAs

The veteran filmmaker criticised the “callous brutality” of Theresa May's government

by Joe Ellison
13 Feb 2017

The 7 best titles new to UK Netflix this week

Get these on your tellybox

10 Feb 2017

Watch John Wick's dog take its revenge in this hilarious viral parody

How the tables have turned

10 Feb 2017

Michael Keaton opens his heart: "Relationships are complicated"

ShortList talks love with the mercurial actor

by Ralph Jones
09 Feb 2017