In an alternate universe (or is it) where authoritarianism runs as the norm on Exo B4. Citizens are quietened into submission from the suppressed regime, but what lurks in the dark could be the saving grace.
Gather references and create Reference Boards
I chose the following from the Brief Creator: Authoritarian / Drama / Industrial / Urban
These keywords helped a lot with finding images - Citizen Kane, V for Vendetta and other films that depict dystopia helped steer the ideas that I have for the compositions as well as colours. I also looked outside of the dystopic/authoritarian genre and focussed on colours which mightr be interesting in conveying a scene that is still regarded as Authoritarian, without the expected frames or colour.