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Blackout

power outage docudrama found footage

Blackout

Release Date: September 08, 2013

Year    :   2013
Slogan    :   «Drama documentary exploring the effects of a devastating cyber-attack on Britain's national electricity grid, combining fictional scenes with footage recorded during real blackouts»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   RAW
Director    :   Ben Chanan
Producers    :   Bart Layton, Aisha Walters, Julia Nottingham, Richard Bond, Anna Rayner
Writers    :   Joe Barton, Ben Chanan
RunTime    :   71 mins.

Feature-length 'What-If' drama exploring the effects of a devastating cyber-attack on Britain's national electricity grid. Based on expert advice and meticulous research, Blackout combines real user-generated footage, alongside fictional scenes, CCTV archive and news reports to build a terrifyingly realistic account of Britain being plunged into darkness. The film plots the days following a nationwide power cut, as experienced by a cast of ordinary characters struggling to feed and protect themselves and their families. These eyewitness accounts reveal the disastrous impact of a prolonged blackout on hospitals, law and order, transport, and our food and water supplies. The programme casts members of the public from user-generated footage, weaving real-life archive with scripted drama to tell the story of how Britain could descend into chaos and anarchy without power.




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