Mission X is a character driven story, as this young guy gets to document these men before a revenge attack. But I want to be a cinematic movie director too, so the challenge was to try and make it visually exciting too with no money.
I watched a lot of videos from Iraq. Like the Preston wheeler truck driver footage, when he was trapped by insurgents after an ambush. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUOEyuA_ozI In a lot of these videos you don’t actually see anybody but you know the insurgents are there.
I deicided there and then that I was going to take this style of action and stick it right in the centre of a UK city. And because these characters are from that world of Iraq, then it suits the style, and would not look cheap.