Director: Aaron Wilson
Starring: Khan Chittenden, MoTzu-Yi
True war time stories have always provided writers with interesting storylines for feature films that have successfully made the transition to the silver screen.
Canopy is the latest WWII offering, a co-production from Australia & Singapore made on a shoestring budget, which tells the story of a young Australian (Kahn Chittenden) who went from working on a wheat farm to joining the Australian Air force.
Set during the Japanese occupation of Singapore in 1942, his fighter aircraft is shot down in the rugged jungles and his desperate fight for survival commences. He comes across a Singapore/Chinese resistance fighter (Mo Tzu Yi) and together they battle the odds, running from the enemy whilst coping with the elements.
They are unable to communicate but a firm bond develops until destiny intervenes...
Canopy is an engaging and suspenseful war/survival drama which effectively explores the hopelessness and horror of being alone in an evil environment where survival is impossible.
The success of this film rides on the talents of a cast of two performers who brilliantly convey all the right emotions and expressions via a script which contains no dialogue. JAKE