The Sons of Ra was conceived in 2007 as a conspiracy horror. It has evolved over the period of the events that led up to and then developed out of the financial crash of 2008, reflecting political and cultural events yet conceptually open to interpretation, it is partly inspired by some of the conspiracy theories circulating on the internet. It is also influenced by a range of cinematic styles including Hammer Horror and rendered in a graphic novel manner that borrows from Anime in technique if not in actual style.
The initial idea for the film grew out of the Priests Dilemma of keeping his vows, thus allowing a visceral cycle of trauma and carnage to continue or breaking them in order to break the circuit. This first spark seeded the core around which various ideas began to flow as an articulating narrative connecting diverse political and philosophical concepts such as the historical determinism of the Patriarchy forming one example.
Building character profiles that enabled these ideas to be expressed as personalities or archetypes created and positioned the primary nodes of a story structure. The motivations that emerged from the characters drove the conflicts and allegiances connecting the characters determining the basic structure of the story that was then sketched out in a synopsis. This was further developed as a screenplay.