In a world largely dominated by the instant-gratification- generation, where Netflix is the it factor in the world of film, some people may be wondering whether feature films have s place in society.
Research shows that global box office revenue is forecast to increase from about $38 billion in 2016 to nearly $50 billion in 2020.
The independent film scene is likely to see an upsurge, with more filmmakers opting against traditional movie studio releases and choosing to release their own work instead.
Directors like Kevin Phillips are choosing to go the indie film route.
Super Dark Times is an upcoming thriller directed by Kevin Phillips. Starring Owen Campbell, Charlie Tahon, Elizabeth Cappuccino, Max Talisman and Sawyer Barth, the film is set in 1990s suburbia.
The thriller explores the twilight zone between adolescence and adulthood, lust and love, bravery and fear, good and evil.
In Super Dark Times, a horrible accident causes a tectonic shift between high school best friends Zach and Josh, spiralling them in different directions.
Director Kevin Phillips previously worked on Too Cool for School, Threat, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, The World Outside and An obstruction on the chronology of Will.
The film is the only U.S. fiction film premiering in Rotterdam’s Bright Futures section.
The film’s director is an experienced music video editor and has directed luxury fashion work for a number of leading brands including Dior and Lucky Brand. At home in a variety of styles, Phillips’ short films focus on psychological and character-driven narratives.
Born in New Jersey in the U.S, he studied Film Direction and Photography at the Savannah College of Art and Design. After moving to Los Angeles, he went on to become the cinematographer on a number of music videos, for artists including Diplo, Washed Out, Childish Gambino and Frank Ocean.