|From L to R: Producer Harry Woodman, lead actor Julian Miller, stuntmen Martin Wan, Lawrence Nicklin and Jim Key, director Andrew Kueh and director of photography Robert Frost.|
The shortfilm lasts about a good half hour, and for a student project, Prime Contact looked very rich and solid with a lot of potential I can definitely see why the crowdfunding was necessary. Kueh's script, co-written by Dominic Lehany carries a lot of weight that definitely offers some potential for a bigger, more expansive story, with some portions that could have augmented the film provided it would have worked, editorially, and Woodman agreed. "There were certain things we would have liked to have added." he says. "It would have been good to explore some backstory for the film, developing the relationships between the characters. However we wanted this short film to feel like the last thirty minutes of a feature, and therefore the backstory can be left for the viewers imagination, at least for now. And we also wanted to have a car chase, but that was more for us wanting to film a car chase than it being editorially justified."