Last Hijack, the new release from filmmakers Tommy Pallotta and Femke Wolting (A Scanner Darkly, Waking Life) will open in Irish cinemas on January 8th 2016. The award-winning film combines documentary storytelling combined with ground-breaking Irish produced animation techniques.
Last Hijack is a true tale of survival in Somalia told from the pirate’s perspective. The film takes an innovative hybrid approach to explore how one Somali pirate – Mohamed – came to live such a brutal and dangerous existence. Animated re-enactments exploring Mohamed’s memories, dreams and fears from his point of view are juxtaposed with raw footage from his everyday life in an original non-fiction narrative.
Nicky Gogan and Caroline Campbell from Irish production company Still Films produced the animation for the documentary with Gavin Kelly and the animators at Piranha Bar, using a bespoke technique developed with Tommy Pallotta.