Souls Of Totality

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4th July 2018
   

Total Eclipse Of The Heart

Souls of Totality are a cult group in middle America who believe that, during an eclipse, should you die, your soul will be taken to a higher place.

You may be thinking this is just another movie about another cult. And, in a sense, you’d be right, but writers Ben Bolea (Bad Fan) and Kate Trefry (Stranger Things (TV)) have other ideas.

We arrive into the movie with little setup. Guy 3, Tom Cullen (Gunpowder (TV), Downton Abbey (TV)) and Lady 18, Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black (TV), Parks And Recreation (TV)), are sneaking off to an abandoned bus near the community they live on with the rest of the cult.

As the eclipse grows near, Lady 18 learns that she’s been singled out for a special mission, one that many see as a privilege, others see as a punishment.

Will these lovers be apart for ever? Or will the eclipse bring other things into play?

Director Richard Raymond (Desert Dancer, The Bridge (Short)) goes big on Souls Of Totality electing to shoot a full five minutes of an 18 minute film in one-shot, during the actual eclipse itself.

The result is a glorious piece of film with the light, naturally fading and it’s timed to perfection for the particular part of the story, mimicking Lady 18’s last gasp run.

The two leads are wonderful and there’s a real chemistry together. Cullen is the innocent one, having been involved in this cult all his life, whilst Maslany is stronger, more street-aware.

There are hints, here and there, as to what is coming and hints s to what has been, but the details are kept under wraps, the hints adding to the overall intrigue.

The final shot in particular throws in a lovely little twist that will make you want to rewind and see again. Did that really happen? Was that what I thought it was? Does that mean…?

THE QUICK SELL
Souls of Totality are a cult group in middle America who believe that, during an eclipse, should you die, your soul will be taken to a higher place.

DIRECTED BY
Richard Raymond

WRITTEN BY
Ben Bolea, Kate Trefry

Running Time:
18 mins

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UK Box Office

#Title
1

Dolittle

2

Birds Of Prey: And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn

3

1917

4

Parasite

5

Bad Boys For Life

6

The Personal History Of David Copperfield

7

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8

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9

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US Box Office

#FilmWeekend GrossWeeks on Release# of CinemasGross to Date
1

Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey

$33,010,01714,236$33,010,017
2

Bad Boys for Life

$12,011,35543,530$166,333,562
3

1917

$9,236,35073,548$132,779,259
4

Dolittle

$6,534,58043,462$63,834,565
5

Jumanji: The Next Level

$5,556,67992,729$298,487,090
6

The Gentlemen

$4,215,49132,557$26,887,472
7

Gretel & Hansel

$3,580,33223,007$11,604,572
8

Little Women

$2,376,04471,805$102,724,187
9

Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker

$2,313,34881,746$510,634,826
10

Knives Out

$2,297,647111,443$158,889,297

UK Box Office

#FilmWeekend GrossWeeks on Release# of CinemasGross to Date
1

Dolittle

£5,085,5201600£5,085,520
2

Birds Of Prey: And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn

£2,833,2971629£2,833,297
3

1917

£2,271,5285692£35,888,252
4

Parasite

£1,397,3871137£1,397,387
5

Bad Boys For Life

£1,000,6284481£13,098,674
6

The Personal History Of David Copperfield

£530,3393519£5,089,472
7

Kinky Boots - The Musical (Theatre)

£503,2562479£1,175,439
8

Jumanji: The Next Level

£391,3109462£34,830,746
9

The Gentlemen

£351,3236333£11,057,892
10

Little Women

£305,0337452£20,800,556