Two ambulance paramedics put their lives on the line when a routine call becomes a deadly race against time.
Writer/director: Alex Clark
Producers: Chris Luckhardt, Lyvia Cohen
Siren is more of a meditation on torment rather than a paramedic drama. I wanted to show something raw and visceral, immersing the audience in a character study about the depths of desperation.
Stylistically I worked closely with my cinematographer, Ryan Knight, to give the film a sterile, claustrophobic feel. Something more akin to a morgue rather than the back of an ambulance.
I spent hours in pre-production, collaborating with the cast individually to explore their characters. We molded their relationships, weaknesses and past traumas to baptize their characters into a world that was violent and unforgiving.
Cinema gives us an opportunity, for a few fleeting movements, to become voyeurs into worlds of chaos, depravity and malice. Siren offers that glimpse into such a world that blurs the moral distinction between the innocent and the guilty.
About Alex Clark
Raised in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Alex studied creative advertising at the Ontario College of Art & Design in Toronto.
Upon graduation in 2009, he worked as an art director at the Toronto office of the advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather. Alex left a career in creative advertising in early 2010 to begin working in film.
After interning at Spy Films, a film production company in Toronto, he began working on a variety of music videos, television series and independent feature films as a lead set decorator and art director.
The dark thriller Siren is Alex’s writing and directing debut.