ICON's short film "Sever" is a fantasy film about loneliness,
romance, and adventure. The story is about a man (Jereme Badger)
who is trapped in one dimension which consist of one room. The
man doesn't even have a name, he is addressed by a number, #51173.
He is watched every minute by some strange beings (Simon Lynx)
and he also hears a voice from above who talks to him. 511 sees
the world in black and white and feels very lonely, but he dreams
of a colorful and an exciting world, and also dreams of a beautiful
woman (Natali Ragan). On a very special day for 511, his birthday,
he is given a gift. A magical box in which he can see another
world and his dream girl is there. Wanting to escape to this world,
511 finds a small hole in the wall and begins to dig as the watchers
are not looking. Being warned by the voice not to escape, he eventually
does and is pulled into a bright colorful world, with all kinds
of shapes, sizes, and sounds. But he only seeks one thing, his
dream girl, which he chases until the climax of the film.
The film deals with many issues. Showing two different worlds.
One being very dark, sad, dull, silent, and lonely. The other
is bright, colorful, loud, plastic, and fake. We as a society
have these two sides. Things seem real and feel real but are not.
It also deals with loneliness and wanting something or someone
so bad you'll go to any lengths to get it. But when you finally
get it, it back fires in some way.
A special thanks to all the cast and crew for being a part of
this film. We also like to note that Extras Rob Bennett and Zach
Short provide the music for the film. Also a very special thanks
to Shelby McIntyre who helped out in pre-production and helped
out in set design. "Sever" was released in January 2005. Here
are some behind the scenes pictures from the movie.