Saturday October 4th an intriguing new short film will have it’s premiere at the Raindance Film Festival in London.
‘The Hound of Heaven’ is the work of director N.D. Wilson, based on the poem by English writer Francis Thompson, set in a surreal landscape where dreams, death and life all seem to be inextricably linked.
Starring Danielle Smith as the girl seen walking this world between life and death and rapper Propaganda as the narrator and guide through the odd world. The film is also executive produced by Hisao Kurosawa, so of the legendary Akria Kurosawa and producer of his later works ‘Ran’ and ‘Rhapsody in August’. Of the film he said “The Hound of Heaven is a striking film, simultaneously brimming with aggression and tenderness. And Nate excels in his craft as a director and storyteller with this vivid and imaginative piece of cinema.”
N.D.Wilson added: “Honestly, I think I should be sick of the film by now, but I’m truly thrilled with Hound — even more so now that it’s being screened at Raindance. It still shocks me uniquely every time I watch it, and I couldn’t be any prouder of our team for what they were able to do. Of course, having to meet Kurosawa’s standards provided the right kind of inspirational pressure for all of us. It’s difficult to express how honoured and grateful I am to have worked with him on The Hound of Heaven, and I hope to benefit from his sharp eyes again someday soon.”
Check out the trailer below.
‘The Hound of Heaven’ will premiere Saturday 4th October at 13:10 as part of the Raindance Film Festival.