A poster for our short film "The Tower of Dissent."
"The Tower of Dissent" is a unique film in that it takes place in real time, in a single take, with a single character, as she drives at night. It's a highly stylized film and the poster should be as well. While it can have modern elements, I typically like film posters that have a vintage element to them, be it in the texture, minimalism, silk screen, limited color pallet, etc.
The film is about Sophia, who, in a highly inebriated and emotional state, uses her hands free car phone to speak with her controlling husband, aloof sister and a mysterious man named Yuri. By the end, she comes to the realization that she has in fact caused the car crash that kills her husband and daughter.
"The Tower of Dissent" is a play on the ideas of descent and dissent and invokes references to the fabled Tower of Babel. As such, I envision a highly stylized poster that invokes imagery of a strange tower with an external staircase rising to the clouds, with a pool at its foot so the reflection appears to descend to depths of... if one were to look close, what might be hell. There is an abstract female character at the precipice contemplating which direction to go... For the tower reference I visually go to Turris Babel illustrations by Athanasius Kircher or The Tower of Babel series by Pieter Bruegel, but mind fucked by MC Esher.
Those are my initial thoughts but I'm open to what you bring to the table as well so don't be afraid to pitch your ideas.
As you can see in the reference files, I tend to award figurative imagery over literal work. Please take a look at the reference pictures and let me know if you have any questions. I have also posted pictures of film posters I have awarded in the past. You can watch a rough draft of the film here: https://distortionfield.tv/narrative/tower/ The password is "Dissent"