The Promised Land is a short film from London Film School student Johan Eskew and Produced by UK Filmmaker Scott Lyus, who directed the wonderful Silently Within Your Shadow, which played festivals all over the world to great acclaim. Taking a deep look into the worlds past and current issues of race and class, and set in a nightmarish future and ask the question of how far will we go if we let hate consume us, within a drama/horror/sci-fi epic.
“Living in an America scarred by a civil war, Ross a 23-year-old Afro-Latin woman scavenges for food and supplies to take to her safe house, all while on the run from the Enforcers. Along the way, Ross is discovered by a young 11-year-old Caucasian girl, Lina, who is simply trying to get back home.
Looking out for herself, Ross attempts to distance herself from the young girl as she presents an immediate danger by association. In this world, Race does not mix. But leaving the girl behind is not an option and Ross soon finds herself on a journey to help Lina find her way home, all while trying to stay out of reach of the Enforcers.”
On the project, producer Scott Lyus said: “We believe this is a story that needs telling, a look into a future we may be heading for. Produced in association with the London Film School, we plan on taking this short around the world and highlight the issues we're all facing in today's hate-filled landscape. Our Indiegogo campaign is now live. Please share and help support where you can. It really would mean the world to us.”
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