Gravity: The Other Side of Sandra Bullock's Distress Call Revealed [VIDEO]
Nov 21, 2013 12:25
Remember that touching scene in Gravity, when Sandra Bullock's character was on the verge of giving up and made a distress call to Earth, only for it to be intercepted by an Inuit fisherman?
Gravity screenwriter Jonás Cuarón has finally revealed the identity of the other person who was on the line in this seven-minute short titled 'Aningaaq.' Be warned, this might make you feel super melancholic for the rest of the day:
Shooting on location with a budget of $100k, Cuaron said he wanted to "make it a piece that could stand on its own.
It was screened to select audiences at a few film festivals, and will be included as an extra in Gravity's Blu-ray release. Here's how the film came to be:
The idea for Aningaaq, which follows an Inuit fisherman stationed on a remote fjord in Greenland, occurred to the Cuarons as they were working out the beats for the Gravity screenplay. "It's this moment where the audience and the character get this hope that Ryan is finally going to be OK," Jonas, 31, tells THR. "Then you realize that everything gets lost in translation." Both Cuarons spent time in the glacial region (Alfonso once toyed with setting a movie there) and fell in love with the barren vastness of its frozen wilderness. During one of those visits, Alfonso met a drunken native who would become the basis for the title character, played by Greenland's Orto Ignatiussen. But it wasn't until Jonas, on a two-week trek gathering elements for his film, was inspired by the local inhabitants' profound attachment to their sled dogs that he decided to incorporate that element into the plot.
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