BOOTS ON THE GROUND is a ground breaking British horror film, making cinema history by being the first British film to be shot entirely by its actors wearing 4k head cameras, replicating the video technology used by modern combat troops to record real-time action footage.
The film mirrors the style of 1st person shooter video games and combat documentary footage seen in TV shows such as the BBC series ‘Our War’. Add to this visual mix a good dose of classic chiller horror in the vein of ‘Deathwatch’ and ‘The Blair Witch Project’, and what emerges is Boots On The Ground.
Hindu Kush, Afghanistan October 2014. War ends at midnight, all five British soldiers have to do is stay alive till then. After surviving a firefight the five British soldiers try to find a safe haven to sit out the rest of last night of the Afghan war. Trekking through woodland they come across a large imposing British fort dating back to the first British Afghan war of the early 19th century.
On nearing the entrance to the fort they see five other British soldiers entering. With great relief they also enter the fort but find it eerily unoccupied. Where have the other British troops gone, did they really see them? As the night unfolds and their mission is finally explained to them, they find themselves engulfed in a labyrinthine nightmare of seemingly un-combatable forces from another realm. Time itself seems to move in inexplicable ways to the point where they question their own reality. Who will stay alive till midnight, will any?
Boots On The Ground is produced by Alex Francis (Moon) and written and directed by Louis Melville (Last Horror Movie and Man Who Sold The World) with VFX by Academy Award winner Ben Kent.
World Premiere of BOOTS ON THE GROUND takes place at FrightFest 2017 SATURDAY 26TH AUGUST. Get your tickets HERE and watch the trailer below: