The mind-bending thriller Memory Lane will premiere Sunday, May 6 at the Sci-Fi London Film Festival. The feature film’s writer/director/editor/cinematographer/sound (literally one-man crew) Shawn Holmes, who shot the film in his native Ohio, will be in London for a Q&A with the audience at the Apollo Cinema premiere.
Memory Lane has been compared to Memento, Flatliners and the brilliant Primer (those are big words), and is a considerable achievement from 25-year-old Holmes, who made the critically-acclaimed film for less than $300.
“It follows Nick, a war veteran, who falls deeply in love with free-spirited Kayla. When she is found dead, Nick is devastated, and tries to kill himself, but his friends bring him back to life. Nick discovers in those vital moments between life and death that his mind can travel back in time to his last moments with Kayla – and, in doing so, can gather clues about her mysterious death. With the help of his friends, a bath tub of water, and a power socket, Nick set out to recreate those moments so that he can try and find Kayla’s killer… by killing himself over and over and over again.”
Memory Lane will be released in the UK later this year. For now, enjoy the trailer inside.