Forget this summer’s latest CGI-laden action-adventure, bloody zombie gore-fest or the latest chick flick featuring four women who can’t get a boyfriend and then moan about the poor unfortunate saps when they do finally get one. No, forget all that – because this summer’s massive blockbuster is undoubtedly Sugar Drop – the first part of screenwriter Tom Craig’s Bitter Sweet Trilogy.
Since the invention of celluloid the world has been waiting for a mash up of the horror and diabetic genres and, finally, Tom has delivered to a grateful world with the beautifully filmed story of a hypoglycaemic man trapped in a lift without access to Lucozade, Fruit Pastilles or even Mar Bars. As his hypo gets gradually worse are his hallucinations the result of low blood glucose or are they something more sinister?
Tom Craig is a member of Type One club (Yay – lucky him!) and wrote the trilogy’s screenplays based on personal experience (though I suspect he doesn’t have hallucinations about mysterious blond women and scowling kids in red frocks – would be cool if he did though).
As hinted at the by the whole “Trilogy” thing, Tom is planning two more films. The second, as yet untitled, film is about a man going blind who decides to spend his remaining sighted time destroying the beauty of the world around him. While the third will be loosely based on the story of American Edwarda O’Bara, who has spent the past 39 years in a diabetic coma.
So plenty of cheerful knockabout japes to come! Anyway, here at your soaraway Shoot Up we love things that are a) diabetic; b) British; c) very, very cool, so have a look at the trailer yourself at http://www.sugardropmovie.co.uk/ and see what you think.
- University of Derby press office