Drones

Genre
Thriller

Duration
90 mins

Country
USA

Year of production
2013

Director
Rick Rosenthal

Producer
James Hart
Nick Morton
Trent Broin

Cast
Eloise Mumford
Matt O'Leary
William Russ


Nicely blends real thrills with the complex moral dilemmas about drone warfareScreen International

Set against the backdrop of a USAF base in Nevada, experienced drone pilot (Matt O'Leary) mentors Lieutenant Sue Lawson (Eloise Mumford) who identifies a high-level Al-Qaeda target, Mamhoud Khalil from high over Afghanistan and prepares for a missile attack. But she finds herself in a moral quandary about the nature of the surgical strike which will kill not just Khalil but also innocent victims. With time tensely drawing in, she takes her concerns further up the military chain of command and eventually to her highly decorated father.

Deconstructs the tropes of action films and military drama to reveal the emotional detachment of our fighting men and womenAFI Fest

Festivals

  • BFI London Film Festivals
  • AFI Fest
  • Austin Film Festival