This Friday, on the 15th of November at 9 PM, National Geographic Channel rolls out its 2-hour, gripping new feature film, called The Blackout', envisaging the story of a national power failure in USA caused by a cyber-attack. Gritty, visceral and completely immersive, the drama exposes just how vulnerable the modern day reliance on technology has made our urban populations, and the hellish realities of a 10-day blackout.
"It isn't science fiction anymore. Our team of researchers interviewed leading experts in various fields " cyber security, search and rescue, emergency medicine, sociology, engineering and more. This film is obviously a drama, but we were determined to be as informed as possible, and we spent countless hours trying to get it right. We needed to know everything that would be affected in a 10-day nationwide blackout ... and that turned out to be basically everything," said Jonathan Rudd, director at Raw Television, the multi-award winning production company behind the hit series Banged Up Abroad and the acclaimed feature documentary The Imposter.Talking about the relevance of the path-breaking concept behind this film, Debarpita Banerjee, VP Marketing, National Geographic & FOX International Channels, said, "While The Blackout' is
The Blackout combines startling user-generated footage from real blackouts in New York & San Diego as well as when disasters such as Hurricane Sandy struck - all of this intercut with scripted, dramatic footage shot in feature-film style, resulting in a terrifyingly real feeling that this disaster could very likely be yours. What is especially unsettling is that all of this pans out over a mere ten days. However at the root of all of this, the film forces you to take a cold, hard look at how or whether at all you would be prepared, if out of the blue, this massive crisis were to strike, and also opens your eyes up to how you would have to strengthen your own defences.