DRONE Trailer Explores The Psychological Impact Of Armchair Killing

Simon de Bruyn, Contributing Writer
Remote warfare is a terrifying proposition. With death-dealing taking place at the press of a button in rooms far removed from the killing field it's no wonder filmmakers are starting to examine what happens when the human psyche is put under the pressure of these decisions. We've seen drone warfare examined as part of many movies about espionage and the war on terror (Syriana springs to mind as a chilling example) but few movies focusing solely on this. 

One movie that aims to do just this is Edwin McGill's Drone, an upcoming Australian indie posing as an American-set movie starring Peter Phelps (above left) and Guy Edmonds.

Drone is the story of Dalton (Edmonds), an 'armchair warrior' - a drone plane operator with the U.S. Army. Up to 50,000 feet above Afghanistan and from 7,000 miles away in an air-conditioned room on the ground in Nevada he holds the power of life and death.

No word on a release date as yet but you can check out the first trailer below.

Update: the trailer has been taken down from Vimeo but you can watch it here.
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  • mightyjoeyoung

    "Remote warfare is a terrifying proposition. With death-dealing taking place at the press of a button in rooms far removed from the killing field it's no wonder filmmakers are starting to examine what happens when the human psyche is put under the pressure of these decisions. We've seen drone warfare examined as part of many movies about espionage and the war on terror (Syriana springs to mind as a chilling example) but few movies focusing solely on this."

    Yeah, also Sleep Dealer(2008) comes to mind even though that I felt that film was flawed and uneven.

    Fully automatic drones is the next step appearently, see link.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/new...

    If you get the chance Mr de Bruyn, see a doc by director Jean-Martial Lefranc, discusses the drone war , cause and effect.

    "No word on a release date as yet but you can check out the first trailer below."

    YOU LIE!!!!!
    ahhahahahhahah...yeah I know......it´s on Youtube.
    http://youtu.be/0pZ8VejYUus

    Looks very interesting, thanks Mr de Bruyn.

  • Snoop Lion

    Thanks for the info. I find the subject matter quite harrowing but will put them on my list to track down and watch.

    Thanks for the heads up on the video too. Seems like it was taken down from Vimeo for some reason. Will replace with the YouTube version.

  • mightyjoeyoung

    It´s no hurry, Mr de Bruyn, but I think the subject matter of this film is getting a lot of news coverage these days.
    Wether or not that means the film will make money is another matter.

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