Siren

Two ambulance paramedics put their lives on the line when a routine call becomes a deadly race against time.

Creative team

Writer/director: Alex Clark
Producers: Chris Luckhardt, Lyvia Cohen

Filmmaker’s statement

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

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.

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