Elysion // Story Telling
- Story Telling
- Written by: Vincent Ho
Directed by: Marcus Chee
"Heaven is never that Beautiful"
-main title quotes
“For eternity is like a dream”
Elysion is inspired from the classical Greek word Elysium, or heaven. Elysium or Elysian Fields is a conception of afterlife in their religion. “For you are in Elysium, you’re already dead!” said Maximus.
What if death isn’t what it meant to be? What if death is just another beginning… of another nightmare?
The story focuses on those that have recently died and summon to Elysion. In Elysion, the geography is like what’s around us but in an apocalyptic state. Elysion is a place for war and they who have arrived must battle in a game of survival. The victor will entrust with a new life and the fallen will be sentenced to Hell. For one who has died, they have no memories of recalling why they are here or what had happened before. The Laws of Elysion prevent them from revealing their identity thus their face covered under the hood. They are blessed with the equipment to survive and to do whatever necessary to win the battle of Elysion.
Symbol of Death
They are blessed with the equipment to survive along with a “mourning cloth”, a symbol of death. The cloth is use as an identity to the fighters. Some wear it as if a scarf, a hood, a cloak, tribal-like and many more.
In some respects, it is a trait of Elysion and depending on the fighter; the cloth may come in different length.
The Cloth of Elysion is a gift to the bearer; awakening their latent abilities and superhuman power.
For Dreamer, his superhuman strength allows him to smash wall into debris with his bat.
One such as Hunter can create powerful slashes in battle.
The cycle will not end?
The victor will live his or her life and when they died, they will once again summon to Elysion to fight in the war. The protagonist will have to destroy Elysion itself to end the cycle of birth and death.
- Behind The Scene
- The Survivor / the Victor
His real name is Marcus. He is destined to be the one that kills the god, Elysion thus earning him the name “cursed one”. In his hand is the knife that can cut through anything. In the trailer,he is shown to be unaware of his arrival to Elysion.
“What the hell is this place? Why am I here?” said Marcus when his first awaken.
He looked around and found a knife beneath him. He picked the knife as he found it necessary in his new surroundings. Now donning a hooded jacket, he walked around and glance at the place he found himself in. As he passes through some building, he witnesses this Man, who holds a katana killing another person. This man then turns at him and charges to him. In a split moment, he pulls up his knife and killed that man.
He dropped his knife.
In shocked, Marcus still can’t get over of what he did, that he killed a man but he knows what he must do to survive now.
He looked at his knife and it glows. His face grins in evil.
- The Hunter
His real name is Vincent.
Vincent is the previous survivor of the game and had lived his fill till his recent death. He is one of the top fighters,having to survive through the previous cycle. But, that also make him a silence and cruel person for someone who have witness the battle before. He will kill without a single hesitant when the time comes. He also holds one of the greatest weapons, the Katana. In his trailer, his is shown killing another man(Alvin) with his katana prior to the beginning.
He swing and sheath in his blade. After a few moment of walking in the city, he met another man (the Dreamer). That man shaking in fear, charges at him. In a flash, Vincent draws his katana and cut through that man. He then finishes him off by stabbing him.
Then, there is this man. This man who witnesses him kills. He looked at him and…
The scene fades out.
- The Dreamer
His real name is Ching. Ching is a recent fighter who arrived at Elysion. Having witnessing many battles, he knows about the truth behind Elysion and he wanted to win the war to return to his life. He dreams of winning and how he will eventually succeed which lead to his utter fall. His weapon of choice is the baseball bat.
In the trailer, he is shown to be walking around, seemingly knowing he could win in this battle of survival.
He walks on the path, unafraid that he might stand out to others, he whistling along. In his mind, he knew he will survive in this war; he does not have the sense of fear of his enemies. But there he met this man, who appears to be waiting for his prey. Staring at this man, Ching felt the sense of fear for the first time. His hands were shaking in fear. He refuses to believe this man is any special, he tightens his grip.Ching shouts and charges at him with his bat.
The scene fades to black…
- The Stealer
His real name is Alvin.
Alvin is a deceitful and a thief in all cases. He is the hesitant-kind and would rather steal than fight in this war. He stole things and goods left by others in the battle especially the fallen. He kept this running and avoids most of the battle. His equipment is his gloves that allows him to steal without others knowing. In his trailer, he is shown to be stealing from the fallen.
He found out that his recent activities are getting low. To him, keeping this running is what makes him sane and alive in this corrupted world. He begins to wonder why people are getting lesser. Someone must be doing things behind, killing every man he met and making the entire “system” imbalance. Whatever it may be though, he is just lucky that he isn’t involved in any of them. But there is this man; this man who has been following him nearly every step he move. He come to realize it soon and decided to make a run for it.
Then, Alvin quickly runs, as fast as he can to avoid that man. But then he…
Scene turns black…
- The Watcher
His real name is Joey.
The Watcher acts as an overseer for the entire event. His role is to observe the fighters and determine the strongest in this era. The Watcher as revealed to be the avatar of Elysion itself. It is neither benevolent nor malevolent. He proves to be a formidable fighter, an expert in martial arts such as stopping an attack from Hunter with just two fingers. He does not have a particular weapon; he fights with just his hands and legs.
In his trailer, he is shown watching theentire battles of all the fighters.
A man dons in black, he is the Watcher, the Overseer of Elysion. He bare witness all the battles. He was there when Stealer is killed. He was watching when Dreamer caught in with Hunter. And finally, he saw the Man who can kill a God, the Survivor. His capabilities far surpass Hunter, someone who is of the previous victor of Elysion.
“Fascinating, is this the man Elysion is waiting for after all eternal cycle”
- The Believer
Her real name is unknown.
Her weapon is a toy gun which shoots little balls powerful enough to make cracks on the wall.
She is describe as someone who is naïve and childish. In contrary, she possesses a kind heart, often barge in the fight between the candidates. Although she admits that she is doing it for her ownsake, Hunter (they) knew that part of her action are actually goodwill.
Her role contrasts the Watcher who overseers the entire event, her is intervene; preventing unnecessary sacrifices and believes there is another way than through this battle.
She is killed by Watcher in the end.
- Elysion - Green Screen