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"Escape Attempt” is a cerebral science fiction thriller, based on a 1962 novel by the brothers Arkady and Boris Strugatsky. A soldier escaping a WWII concentration camp finds himself on an unknown planet in a distant future only to discover a frozen gulag controlled by a brutal alien race.

The short premiered at the 56th Sitges International Film Festival and won the 'Navigator Pirx Award for Best Sci-Fi Film' at the Tallinn Black Night's HÕFF Festival, as well as 'Best Sci-Fi' and 'Grand Prize' awards at FilmQuest Film Festival.

Notable recognitions

Credits

Directed by
Aggressive
Production
Aggressive & OTO Film
Directors
Alex Topaller, Daniel Shapiro
Staring
Andrzej Chyra, Anna Burnett, Ieuan Coombs, Piotr Witkowski
Written by
Christina Lazaridi and Alex Topaller & Dan Shapiro
Story by
Victor Topaller
Produced by
Jacek Kulczycki, Lukasz Tomasz K, Jan Białobłocki, Karol Nowicki
Exec. Producers
Daniel Shapiro, Alex Topaller, Jacek Kulczycki
DOP
Kajetan Plis
Production Designers
Marta Zając Jakub Zwolak
SFX
Piotr Krzyczmonik
1st ADs
Michal Guga, Chef Roussel
Editors
Przemysław Chruścielewski, Adam Thomson
Costume Design
Hania Bartoś
Composer
Paweł Górniak
Colorist
Dominik Deras
VFX
Juice, Aggressive, Digital Axis, ORKA, Bottleship, Massa
Concept Artists & Designers
Jan Urschel, Dennis Khramov, Lekh Eugen, Eugene Pylinsky, Jama Jurabaev, Danil Krivoruchko
Storyboard Artist
Mercer Boffey
Sound & Mix
Sanctus, Wesley Slover, Trevor Richardson

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