Synopsis: A short that outlines the thin line between the natural beauty that is all around us, against the destruction of this beauty through war and misguided and misused works of power.
Beautiful War uses contrast as its tool to ask questions and underline serious problems that our world leaders need to address.
We are given so much to admire for free, why do we choose to destroy it?
Director: Scott Lyus
Producer: Luke Clarke & Scott Lyus
Writer: Scott Lyus
Cast: Luke Clarke
Equipment: Super 8mm Film
Film Detail: An idea born out of the music of yesterday and visions of our future. Production on this picture took over a year, in that time we were shooting every few months, finding the money to buy and develop the film and then more money for the stock footage and song used once in post.
Being the first time I had used the Super 8mm Format we ran into some challenges early on, first being our first camera giving up on us, then over exposed film, under exposed film and a lot of poeple wondering what the hell I was trying to achieve.
Now a year later and the film is ready to be screened.
It should be said that Beautiful War was never meant to be a film that provided anwsers, instead I wanted to make a film that just asked the questions I felt needed to be asked.