Tartan Features is quickly becoming one of the most intriguing production companies in the independent genre space. I was reasonably disoriented by Night Kaleidoscope back in 2016, and I was downright floored by an early look at Grant Mcphee’s Far From the Apple Tree earlier this year.
While finishing up on the aforementioned Far From the Apple Tree, Mcphee produced another, different sort of film by the name of Ribbons. In Ribbons, 5 houseguests are locked in a basement as they try to make sense of what appears to be certain death beyond their basement door. But is their biggest threat really from what’s outside? The debut trailer certainly leads us to believe otherwise.
Check out the first look below, and stay tuned for further updates as this one grows closer to release. Ribbons stars Robert Jack, Kim Allan, Kirstin McLean, and Kirsty Strain. It’s directed by Gregor Barclay and Colin Bell.
Ribbons tells the story of a dinner party gone awry; first through the antagonistic actions of the host, and latterly through the intervention of a nuclear bomb, which detonates in the city beyond and necessitates the end of dinner and the guests’ swift departure downstairs to the host’s panic room / fallout shelter.
Our host is revealed to be what’s known as a doomsday-prepper -his subterranean bunker is equipped with everything that he and his wife need to survive the nuclear winter. Everything has gone according to his fastidious emergency plans – everything except the number of people now sharing the bunker with him. Perhaps there are ways he can thin the herd? It’s for the good of humanity, of course…