The Verge – a prestigious American technology news and media network operated by Vox Media – picked up the first trailer for “Slice of Life”, a short science film directed by Croatian filmmaker Luka Hrgović.
While the science fiction genre is rarely seen in the Croatian film industry, that could very soon change thanks to a new sci-fi masterpiece created by Croatian filmmakers. The Verge did an exclusive interview with the filmmakers on January 29, 2017.
“Slice Of Life” is a short film that was created as a passion project by Luka Hrgović and his friends, and we must admit that the newly released first trailer is very impressive. At first glance, all fans of the sci-fi genre should immediately recognize that the film is actually consciously inspired by the genre classic “Blade Runner” from 1982.
Hrgović told The Verge that the idea to connect “Slice of Life” with Blade Runner came later – and that while their action film took 3 years to create, the influences of Ridley Scott’s dystopian world in Blade Runner slowly crept in. Because the filmmakers always wanted to pay tribute to the cult classic, why not set their story in the Blade Runner universe of Los Angeles in 2019?
The film’s director Luka Hrgović wanted to create a visual dedication to the classic film, and in doing so, he states that the crew used old-school techniques including miniatures, back projections, and matte paintings to create a similar effect.
In addition to Hrgović, the film includes Croatian filmmakers and friends Dino Julius (director of photography, producer), Anton Svetić (actor, screenwriter), Ivica “Dragonrage” Pustički and Emilija Habulin (actors). The team hopes to complete the film with the help of a Kickstarter campaign.
You can find the exclusive interview and official introduction of “Slice of Life” by The Verge here.