Writers, Directors - Stephen St. Leger and James Mather Producer - John McDonnell 3D Graphics, Modelling, Animation - James Mather Lead 3D Animator & Compositor - Jonathan Ridge Music - John Walsh Editor - Janice Toomey
Cast: Ger Carey - Darris Cain Andy Moore - Dean Ellis Kurt Savage - Fugitive
About: Prey Alone - not regarded as your typical Irish short film! In fact it doesn't even have a priest as one of the main or supporting characters. No panoramic vistas, no poverty, misery or guilt and it's not even set in the 1950's. Prey Alone is a high octane, ball busting, roaring screeming chase movie set somewhere in the near future in a generic city in the USA.
It uses the latest up to date digital film techniques but didn't cost a fortune to make. It' is in fact the first digital home movie. None of the backgrounds even exist - they were all created in computers. 9 home computers that the directors hooked up together and arranged to operate like a high end digital TV post production system. It's a home movie!
Prey Alone is almost entirely digitally created. In fact the only elements of live action in the movie are the actors and some hand props. Everything else was built in post production by the film makers.
Writers / Directors Stephen St Leger (a TV commercials director) and James Mather (a director of photography) have worked as a team on hundreds of commercials and decided to extend this synergy to the hugely ambitious concept of directing a movie entirely shot on green screen and post produced by themselves. They incorporated the green screen technology and techniques they had experienced over the years shooting TV commercials and expanded it into a 15-minute high-energy nail biting drama with enormous effect.
The real beauty of this movie is that it's not just an example of imaginative cinematic techniques, it has a powerful narrative with a thoroughly satisfying & clever twist in the tale that ties up all the loose ends and wraps up the experience with a big bow.