2017, 15 minutes
The strongest steel is forged by the hottest fire
Utopia opens with a series of rapid-fire images: sunlight, violent flames, large plumes of smoke, dusty black male feet, an ambulance...you put two and two together - fire! And yes, someone's badly hurt. It doesn't look or sound good. The eerie beeping of a heart monitor and a ventilator pump clicking and whooshing in the background, confirms this. Suddenly, everyone's gone. We're left with a body in fetal position on a deserted village street, covered in thick soot, and as still as ice.