2013 / Director. Duncan Cunningham.
I get excited when new local talent emerges and Duncan Cunningham has made a spectacular debut with his violent story of FORESIGHT KILLER INSTINCT. It is one of the best looking micro-budget films I've seen in ages and Cunningham's understanding of genre is unquestionable. It tells the story of a young psychic who crosses paths with corrupt cops. His wife is murdered, he gets shot in the head... and he takes off on a revenge fuelled killing spree using his psychic abilities to lead him. Being a micro-budget film it's shortcomings are unavoidable, yet compared to most other examples, they're minimal. The audio recording is probably the film's biggest weakness with some unwanted atmospheric noise cluttering the ambience... but to Cunningham's credit he has done everything possible to mask it. He distracts our attention with the clever use of score and whiplash editing. The look and style of the film are impressive with really effective colour manipulation and various other filters added in post. The violent and frenzied psychotic flashes are particularly strong! Take a look for yourself and you will agree that it looks far more polished than it's budget should have allowed for. The course language is unnecessarily gratuitous and the performances leave a lot to be desired but they're hardly worth criticising. Considering that Duncan Cunningham has shepherded this movie as a multi-faceted filmmaker and has generously made it available online for FREE, I can't see any reason in criticising it (if only to be constructive). I encourage you all to give FORESIGHT KILLER INSTINCT your attention and support it however you can. Watch it here in the full length video below. Duncan Cunningham is a filmmaker to keep our eyes on and I have some foresight of my own and can very easily see this being the impressive debut we look back on when he's an established name. Get behind local, independent and low budget filmmaking. Support this. Support Duncan.