Dubai Lynx

Lights On

SCIENCE & SUNSHINE, Dubai / NETFLIX / 2021

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Our film had to live within the genre of the show. Tone and atmosphere were important. There’s inherent humor in people behaving illogically but we can all relate to the primal fear of the dark. So our film needed to be both a little funny and a little scary. We did longer takes so we could build more tension and intercut with a lot of cinematic detail shots, and a couple of well-timed jump scares. We wanted to create bold and compelling visuals. Like the best examples in the genre, the camera needed to have a very specific language. Floating down corridors, filming from under a bed and using whip pans to reveal things. A film like this rests on the charm and relatability of its heroes. We cast a thirty-something Saudi couple who felt like a couple in real life, and let the camera/music do the heavy lifting.

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