Year unknown. Population Zero. Welcome to LOST BOY.Following in the footsteps of SUNDAYS, their debut concept short success which turned heads worldwide last year, comes LOST BOY, the hugely awaited punk sci-fi feature project which is next in-line from visionary outfit PostPanic Pictures.
Directed by Ash Thorp and Anthony Scott Burns, this LOST BOY concept short lays down the gauntlet once again by showcasing the creative ambitions of Hollywood’s next generation of storytellers.
LOST BOY is an ambitious sci-fi concept heavily influenced by the American action classics and Japanese samurai films. LOST BOY represents the second feature in a series of director-driven film projects from the Amsterdam-based production company, PostPanic Pictures.
Having grown up with an admiration for the classics like Akira, Star Wars, and Blade Runner, Ash and Anthony instantly knew having an iconic piece of machinery in the world of Lost Boy was essential. Lost Boy’s bike plays a very distinct and special role, because it is a machine created by another machine. Therefore, the logic for the design of the bike had to align with what a machine could actually imaginatively create for its own moving vessel. Furthermore, they wanted it to be as quintessential as Zorro’s horse or Han Solo’s Millennium Falcon, and it needed to have a personality all its own. This demanding goal of achieving iconic work is an extremely challenging task, and constantly becomes even more difficult as the industry continually evolves and delivers innovative concepts daily. They knew Lost Boy’s vehicle had to pay homage to their classical references of the past, yet be completely unique as to only be found in this distinctive world of their own creation. They eventually came up with a radical concept of advancing typical motorized wheels using revolving spheres as its main contact to the ground. This concept of magnetized spheres would also interchange and create a constant force of pure energy, allowing it to push and drive through and over anything it encountered.
The next problem they sought to solve was the appearance of the wheel pattern, as it had to function in the rough terrain of Lost Boy with ease. They developed a hexagon mesh pattern, made of a type of living membrane that could expand and contract on its axis in order to adjust its traction and speed whenever needed. This meant that Lost Boy’s bike is able to move in ways that no other known vehicle could compete against. The tremendous power and force that this bike possesses makes Lost Boy the perfect passenger for such a death contraption. Once the fundamental designs were worked out and sketched, they relayed them over to costume designer, Patrick Razo (aka Nino), who is quite a jack-of-all-trades. Nino is a big fan of bikes and his ability to transcribe the vision and drawings into what you see in the film was incredible. It was an amazing process to see this bike come to life, and it really does shine with its own distinct personality. Ash and Anthony set out to create something that was unique and iconic, something that fit this maddening world of Lost Boy, and they strongly believe they achieved it… hopefully, you do too!
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