‘Last Hijack’ Set for Cinemas

| December 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

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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.

 

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