Cognition

'Cognition' stars Bafta Winner Andrew Scott (Fleabag) & Jeremy Irvine (Green Lantern, Warhorse) in this emotionally engaging father & son story.

This is an Independent short film, we worked incredible hard to put every relationship and partnership in place. The film made it onto the long list for the Academy's Live Action Short Film category at the Oscars in 2021. The story follows a son's (Jeremy Irvine) psychological journey as he confronts his past trauma to reconnect with the father he loves (Andrew Scott).

Film also covers contemporary themes about mind control & state control.

Described by leading U.K Film Critic 'Mark Kermode' as 'A Remarkable Achievement'.

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Our Film is 23 mins of drama time without titles and credits.

  • Ravi Ajit Chopra
    Director
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7560984/
  • Ravi Ajit Chopra
    Writer
  • Gavin McClenaghan
    Writer
  • Ravi Ajit Chopra (Executive Producer / Producer)
    Producer
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7560984/
  • Colin Goudie (Executivve Producer)
    Producer
    Rogue One, Star Wars : https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0332148/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cr16
  • Michael Wood (Executivve Producer)
    Producer
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0939885/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cr36
  • Michael R Demmerle (Executive Producer)
    Producer
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm8715724/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cr10
  • Zhe Zhang (Executive Producer)
    Producer
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm9800241/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cr37
  • John Lesand (Executive Producer)
    Producer
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm8995727/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cr23
  • Zein Kurdi (Executive Producer)
    Producer
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm6806664/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cr21
  • Rob van den Bragt
    Producer
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2549485/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cr36
  • Andrew Scott
    Key Cast
    "Elias "
    Sherlock Holmes, Fleabag, 1917 : https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0778831/?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm
  • Jeremy Irvine
    Key Cast
    "Abner "
    Warhorse, Treadstone : https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3528539/?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm
  • Wolf Kahler
    Key Cast
    "Dr Zoger"
    Indian Jones & The temple Of Doom, Wonder Woman : https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0434759/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t4
  • Lucy Russell
    Key Cast
    "Consul EA"
    Judy, Tony Erdmann : https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0751301/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t3
  • Stuart McCowan (Emmy Winning Sound Editor)
    Sound
    Jurassic World, Sherlock : https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0566677/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cr80
  • Samuel Karl Bohn (Composer)
    Music
    Theory of Everything Trailer : https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2993795/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cr38
  • BBC Concert Orchestra (55 piece)
    Music Score
    Blue Planet : https://www.bbc.co.uk/concertorchestra
  • Technicolor London
    Color Grading
    Chernobyl, Aladdin, The Two Popes : https://www.technicolor.com/create/technicolor-london
  • Universal Creations
    Production Design
    Star Wars, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Spectre : http://universal-creations.co.uk/portfolio/
  • Twickenham Film Studios (Sound Design Mix)
    Dolby Atmos Mix
    Blade Runner, The Iron Lady : https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?companies=co0014583&sort=release_date,desc
  • Abbey Road Studios (Dolby Atmos Mix & Print)
    Dolby Atmos Mix
    1917 : https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?companies=co0105292
  • Peerless
    Visual Effects
    Spectre, Time Bandits : https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?companies=co0105097
  • Territory Studios
    Visual Effects
    No Time To Die, Dune : https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?companies=co0454255
  • Foundry (Industry Nuke Software)
    Visual Effects
    https://www.foundry.com
  • Chocolate Tribe
    Visual Effects
    https://chocolatetribe.co.za
  • Project Type:
    Short, Other
  • Genres:
    Sci-fi drama, Psychological Thriller, horror
  • Runtime:
    25 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 2, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    51,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Arri Alexa Raw
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:39
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Distribution Information
  • Archight Cinemas, London
    Distributor
    Country: United Kingdom
    Rights: Theatrical
Director Biography - Ravi Ajit Chopra

Ravi Ajit Chopra has been working in the TV and Film Industry for over 18 years as a Producer, Director and Editor. His short Sci-Fi Drama / Thriller 'Cognition' starring Bafta Winner Andrew Scott (Fleabag) & Jeremy Irvine (Green Lantern) is fulfilling a childhood dream, which started in his family’s video shop ‘The Talash Video Centre’ when he was six years old.

He worked as a Producer / Director for BBC Films for nearly 8 years Producing & Directing promotional / behind the scenes material for 44 film productions.

See Cognition's prime time coverage on BBC London News (BBC One) & review highlights from leading U.K Film Critic Mark Kermode, here: https://vimeo.com/537802014

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Director Statement

"Cognition is a very personal film for me, I have always been fascinated with the inner workings of the mind, and what it means to confront your trauma / demons and follow your dreams….. I hope the audience will enjoy coming on this psychological rollercoaster ride."

COGNITION was the last film to shoot at the iconic Battersea Power Station in London. We recorded a stunning orchestral score at Air Studios in London with the 55 piece BBC Concert Orchestra.

Renowned Production Designers Universal Creations (Star Wars, Guardians of the Galaxy) built key sets and props. Emmy award winning Supervising Sound Editor Stuart McCowan and his team produced a searing atmospheric soundtrack at Twickenham Film Studios with a Dolby Atmos print at Abbey Road Studios. Various VFX companies including Emmy winning Peerless, Territory Studios and Foundry helped to complete the 350 Visual Effects shots. Technicolor worked on the film for 13 months and provided their visual wizardry on invisible VFX, grading and finish.

We have been very fortunate to have had a 4 week cinema release at Archlight Cinemas in London, very rare for a short.

See more about my journey in this full 5 minutes BBC London News interview here: https://vimeo.com/486136743

We have been featured in Hollywood Reporter, ITV Entertainment News and over 50 different websites, social media outlets, trailer websites, including SciFi Now, Hey U Guys, Yahoo, MSN, AOL Movies, Comic Book Movie, JoBlo Movie Trailers.