/ TIME AND PLACE / STORY,
CHARACTERS AND HARDWARE
MAKE-UP AND LIGHTING / PRODUCTION
TIME AND PLACE
Denoted in the Asian calendar, the story begins in 2000 and
ends in 2048. The bulk of the action takes place in 2012.
The film is set on an island in a fictitious place called
‘THE BAY OF THUNDER’. The island is divided into
4 districts, North, South, East, and West. These districts
are connected to the mainland by 4 bridges. Under each of
these bridges are the entrances to a maze of disused tunnels
that lies beneath the island’s subway network. Across
the middle of the island, from east to west, is the ‘VALLEY
OF ELECTRICITY’. In the centre of the island is ‘THE
This environment is designed to resemble the mandalas common
in many eastern cultures – imagery which compliments
the borrowed time structure of the city.
THE TIME ZONES
The island has unique and mysterious ‘Time Zones’,
three in all.
Time Zone 1 manifests itself at the top of the Gold Hotel,
in Hotel Room 1. Time Zone 2 is ‘earthly’ or normal
time, on street level. Time Zone 3 lies beneath the island’s
subway network, in the maze of disused tunnels.
The ratio of the time zones is a day to a decade;
i.e. a day in Time Zone 1 is a decade in Time Zone 2,
a day in Time Zone 2 is a decade in Time Zone 3.
From dusk ‘til dawn, at the top of the Gold Hotel,
in the centre of the city-mandala.