Produced and directed by Ravi Ajit Chopra, Cognition is a short British dystopian sci-fi drama about a son confronting his past trauma. Journeying through the symbolic landscape of the subconscious mind, the story follows an unbreakable bond between father and son.
Check out the trailer here…
Here is the synopsis for the film:
Planet Vega, a breathtaking world of unparalleled beauty…
Ten-year old Abner dreams of nothing more than exploring the entire universe as he gazes up at Vega’s majestic Twilight sky. But those dreams are far from realistic – he and his father Elias live a humble, nomadic lifestyle on the endless desert-scapes of Vega.
But miles away there is another Vega, a state controlled Vega, separate from the colonies. A Vega that is home only to an Elite class to have built a technological Empire that is unexcelled in the universe. This is a world Elias fears, a world he haskept Secret from Abner all these years. But he can only shepherd his son for so long…
“Cognition is a very personal film for me, I have always been fascinated with the inner workings of the mind, and what it means to confront your trauma/demons and follow your dreams…” said Ravi Ajit Chopra. “I hope the audience will enjoy coming on this psychological rollercoaster ride.”
Filmed on location at the iconic Battersea Power Station, Cognition was the last film to be shot at the building during the huge redevelopment. It stars Andrew Scott (1917, Fleabag, Spectre) and Jeremy Irvine (War Horse, Treadstone, The Railway Man).
Cognition will premiere at Archlight Cinema at the Battersea Power Station on 9 October 2020. It will also be available on-demand on 30th October.