From the film’s opening moments, a completely dark screen with a haunting string melody playing seductively in the background, award winning writer/director Uzo Oleh is setting the stage to take his audience on an unforgettable ride.
Edicius begins with slow camera pans and intricately placed lighting angles that set the tone for this mesmerizing film. Throughout the film, the camera switches from slow meaningful shots to quick bursts of thrilling action that propels this unique story forward.
We then meet our main character, Jason, an ambitious lawyer acted brilliantly by Michael Socha. It’s clear from his opening moments, staring at his reflection in the mirror – that something is terribly wrong. About to lose everything, in desperation, Jason has taken on a dangerous client (Stuart Bowman). In his darkest moments his reflection might be his only friend – or is he?
Socha is top of his game as an actor, as he explores his character’s duality in a powerful performance.
Director of Photography, Tristan Chenais and Editor John Smith, deftly keeps the story moving – begging the audience to stay locked in moment-to-moment through the arresting cinematography. The music, by Thomas Farnon, is the perfect auditory harmony to the atmospheric visuals. All of this is artfully led by Oleh, bringing us to the film’s climactic ending.
It is clear from the opening shot to the very last, that every detail has been carefully thought out and planned to support this thrilling tale. Oleh and his entire team have captured the essence of this world and brought to life a psychological thriller that will sit with you long after the credits roll.