Creative label for films written & directed by Martyn Park
Lieutenant Professor Frank James Morley: scientist, environmentalist, genius, lives alone and isolated on an uncharted island 189 nautical miles from the mainland. Within his self-imposed monastic and ritualistic existence, he blindly focuses on what is important - the final stages of his plan to unleash a device that will destroy all human DNA.
At a different time, the present, a child-like facsimile of Frank struggles to compute the meaning and logic to creation and existence. Is this the next stage in the evolution of humanity, or something else?
1 and 0 nly is as much a transcendental experience as it is a cinematic one. An operatic avant-garde journey into non-existence; madness.
1 dying planet. 1 species too many. 1 man's solution. To restore balance, all humans must die
Australia/NZ release 23 October 2010
1 and 0 nly premiered at the Lausanne Underground Film Festival in Lausanne, Switzerland where it was awarded "Mention spéciale à".
It won Best Narrative Feature at the 2009 Scinema Festival of Science Film.
Christopher Baker won best actor at the 2009 Fantastic Planet Film Festival for his portrayal of Lieutenant Frank James Morley)
From the ACTOR...
My decision to play the lead role in 1 and 0 nly meant not only a chance to play multiple versions of the same character, but also the opportunity to shoulder the full task of the storytelling from an acting point of view as the only person in the entire film. This challenge was both daunting and incredibly exciting. The story and script were so layered and intricately written that it took 3 months of daily conversation with Marty to even get me to the point where I understood it enough to be able to begin. It demanded a focused approach from every level of my craft being that it's largely a silent film and very physical then at other times it's completely still and cerebral. But I knew this was the perfect opportunity to try some of the things that I thought could be achieved given the right script, preparation, working conditions and director. Thankfully, all those elements were present...the environment was conducive to a very high level of work. Marty knew what he wanted and how good it could be so we didn't stop until it was right.
From the DIRECTOR...
"The human race is no longer a part of the bio-diversity of planet earth. We are a plague. A scourge." Professor Frank James Morley.
It's hard to deny that in a world of escalating global warming, mass famine, death, and record extinctions, that the above statement is entirely untrue. However, if we are to believe it in any part, then what is the solution? How do we rectify it? Do we jump on board the "save this, that and the other" boat? Or align ourselves with the "we must stop doing whatever" bandwagon? What guide stick do we use to differentiate the possible cures, and who will enforce these new actions? Us? Or them? And what will be the outcome? Will we all benefit, or just a few, or maybe 0 nly 1?
"All our lauded technological progress - our very civilization - is like the axe in the hand of the pathological criminal." Albert Einstein.