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The Protocol Clip – Now With Added Kathryn

clip_003_09Finally, a clip from The Protocol with Kathryn really in it.

This follows on from the previously found video as Xen Sams (as Agent Chase) goes into the interrogation room to talk to Kathryn (brilliantly playing very pregnant woman).

clip_002No longer is she just a lady, sat alone in a room watched on a TV screen.  She’s actually a living, breathing, talking lady.

Kathryn’s character appears to be seeking asylum from an outer realm to this apparently wonderful place.  Wonderful if you like all your citizens drugged up to the eyeballs to prevent anything as horrible as feelings.  The snowflakes can’t handle, snowflakes.  It also prevents violence etc. too.  The drugs giveth, the drugs taketh away.

A copy of this new video has been added to the KM UK Gallery as well a small set of screencaps taken from it

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The Protocol ‘Trailer’

clip_001_010Kathryn’s The Protocol co-star Xen Sams has been doing some promotional work following the screening of the piece at the recent New York Short Film Festival.

It has consisted mostly of interviews on various small YouTube channels and Facebook groups.  Xen’s main focus has been to talk about mental health issues the film was created to highlight.  The specific details of The Protocol; the plot, the cast, etc.; were largely glossed over during the chats.  However, one of them did start with a clip from the film.  Xen also started to say the project was being developed as a “network…” but was cut off before she could finish.  There has been talk from the beginning of looking at The Protocol as a possible TV series.  That must still be being tried.

clip_002The clip also emerged on Xen’s on YouTube channel and has been described separately as a trailer and a teaser.  To me a teaser is very brief and just gives a hint of the project in question.  A trailer should be a longer video containing more information about the story, with a few of the highlights shown.  Ideally it should be spoiler free but all to often these days major film trailers show too much.  This is more of a clip.  As it happens it dovetails into the clip KM UK previously found over 2 years ago.  It fits into the middle of it.

Kathryn only features in the background on a screen, sat in the interrogation room, as we’ve seen previously.

Watch the new clip of The Protocol courtesy of Xen Sams on HERE on YouTube. A small copy has been added to the KM UK Gallery as well.

The video description from YouTube gives a lot more information about the film:

In a dystopian future, after decades of war, the leadership of a new government, called The Federation, was formed to provide a safe haven for those that wanted to rid themselves of the raw human emotions that devastated an entire generation. On the verge of collapse, the government directed the nation’s scientists to develop a drug therapy that inhibits all emotional imbalance. No longer would race, religion, crime, or violence impact these citizens. In the few remaining city-states, the drug therapy is mandated for all citizens… because of the Protocol, a modern-day Utopia was born. But just outside of the gates in the Exclusion Zone… a new enemy was born. One that resisted the drugs. Their sole purpose of destroying everything that the Federation had built. Welcome to Paradise.

You Know The Protocol

Ahead of tonight’s première screening of the short film The Protocol we just have time to squeeze in an extra poster image.

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The Protocol Screening On Sunday

nysff_banner_001poster_001Consider this your final call ladies and gentlemen.

A quick reminder that next Sunday (3rd November 2019) the short film The Protocol will be screened at the New York Short Film Festival.

After 6 years of waiting, the small drama starring Xen Sams, Max Ryan and Kathryn finally gets a première.

Taking place at the Cinema Village independent cinema in Greenwich Village, New York, tickets ($12 each) are available via the festival’s website HERE.  The film is sharing the bill from 6:30pm in Short Block 6 with the pilot of a web series.

The Protocol NYSFF Info Update

nysff_banner_001Today we have a little more information regarding The Protocol and its upcoming screening at the New York Short Film Festival (NYSFF).  The previous post raised a few questions, such as why the block the short film was in only contained two items.  As I’d guessed, the screening of Switch is not a short film but the pilot episode of the series.

The details provided by the NYSFF (see below) include extra details on the plot of The Protocol and confirms what the poster says in that there will be Q&As afterwards.

The New York Short Film Festival will be holding a special screening focusing on mental health awareness at 6:30pm on Sunday, November 3 at Cinema Village in Union Square.

poster_001The program features two short works exploring the human mind— the world premiere of The Protocol, a dystopian drama starring Xen Sams (Waldo, The Banker) as a double agent in a near future where people must have their full range of emotions technologically suppressed in order to be allowed to remain in society, and the pilot episode of Stavroula Toska’s Switch, a web series which follows Toska as a Greek immigrant healing from PTSD while working as a high-end dominatrix to make ends meet.

The screening will be followed by Q&A with the creators who will discuss their process and personal connections with their stories.

[The] Protocol is being shared as a memorial screening in honor of Hadley Dean Myers who served as a case manager for care and counseling of the homeless, eventually loosing her own battle to mental health disease (23 December 2017).

Switch is based on its creator’s own story of reclaiming self after an abusive marriage.

Other notable actors associated with the films include Kathryn Morris (Minority Report), Max Ryan (Rage), Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis (Moonstruck), Jon Lindstrom (Bosch).

The double feature will be held as part of the 4th annual New York Short Film Festival, a week long celebration of indie films and filmmakers.

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