TRAILERS FOR SFL 2012
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Sci-Fi London will be hosting the Hungarian sci-fi flick Cycle which revolves around an astronaut caught in an endless loop. I've seen a rough cut, and let me say this enigma with a distraught pace brings the mystery of 2001 and inserts it into a particle accelerator. Newcomer Zoltan Sostai's Cycle is a MUST SEE for any sci-fi fan."QUIET EARTH "The Astronaut arrives on a strange rooftop, disorientated he looks for answers, encountering a strange masked man who seems to know more than he is saying. Behind them both approaches a deadly black fog that slowly covers everything.Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/scifilondonLike us on Facebook: scifilondon/scifilondon
Womb, renamed to Clone. UK premiere at SCI-FI-LONDON FILM FESTIVALA woman's consuming love forces her to bear the clone of her dead beloved. From his infancy to manhood, she faces the unavoidable complexities of her controversial decision. Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/scifilondonLike us on Facebook: scifilondon/scifilondon
Martin Gooch presents his feature-film debut with a wonderfully British sci-fi fantasy film. Gooch is well known for his short films, which thrill audiences, yet always make you giggle. A festival favourite has been Gooch's ORGASM RAY GUN.DEATH tells the tale of "The inventor" (Freeman) who had been struggling for years with the loss of Tom, his youngest son, because of a tragic accident. Secretly he had been working on a device that would allow him to contact Tom in the after-life. Now he himself is dead and his other children return to the family home after many years to face each other, face facts and face the future. But what do they know of the past?This is a charming and funny film and we are honoured to host the World Premiere.DEATH stars silky voiced LESLIE PHILIPS and veteran actors PAUL FREEMAN, supported by an ensemble cast of new British talent. Expect a few surprise cameos too!
"Fabio & Fabio" (Fabio Guaglione and Fabio Resinaro) are the writing directing team behind the hit scifi short Afterville. Their new found fame on the fest circuit has meant that they have their hands in a few projects including this intriguing new one-room thriller about a newly married couple who are forced to confront the cracks in their relationship by a viscous captor.Directing from the Fabios' script is Enrico Clerico Nasino who's biggest credit appears to be as second A.D. on The International.Synopsis:On the surface, Kate and Jack, late 20s, are happy. But like everyone, they carry secrets that neither is prepared to reveal. After their wedding, they awake from a deep, dark sleep, each alone in a sealed room with no doors or windows - only images projected on the walls and a monitor with two buttons: one for "yes", one for "no".As the horror of their situation unfolds, surveillance films showing their life together appear on the wall, as the monitor asks questions, each more strange and terrifying than the last. It soon becomes apparent that a bizarre test of their relationship is underway, and the secrets revealed lead them deeper and deeper into what could not just destroy their love, but threaten their very lives...True Love stars Ellen Hollman (Skateland, Asylum, Road House 2), John Brotherton, Gabriel Myer, Jay Harrington (Private Practice, Desperate Housewives, Anything But Here). Text from Quiet Earth.usSee the film's world premiere at SCI-FI-LONDON May 2012Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/scifilondonLike us on Facebook: scifilondon/scifilondon
he Captains is a feature length documentary film written and directed by William Shatner. The film follows Shatner as he interviews the other actors whom have portrayed Starship captains within the illustrious science-fiction franchise.Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/scifilondonLike us on Facebook: scifilondon/scifilondon
he fantasy of creating the perfect woman is as old as Pygmalion, but how close is it to becoming a reality?This provocative documentary reveals the state of the art in artificial companions - from life-sized silicone sex dolls to humanoid robots - and offers a surprisingly human, at times humorous, look at the men who build, animate, and love them.Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/scifilondonLike us on Facebook: scifilondon/scifilondon
The festival wouldn't be complete without a 'Major Tom' movie, a film about someone stranded in space, in the vein of Moon or Silent Running, and The Last Push is an excellent example of this sub genre. The first deep space mission to explore Europa, one of the moons of Jupiter, is funded by billionaire Walter Moffit (Lance Henrickson). When the ship, LIFE-1, is hit by a micro meteor, astronaut Michael Forrest (Khary Payton -- also in Strange Frame) is woken from his hibernation just in time to escape the chamber before it is destroyed. He now has to single-handedly pilot the disabled craft on the two-year journey back to Earth, while trying to rectify the damage that prevents the engine from firing at the critical moment. We watch Forrest as he makes his heroic journey back home, empathising with him all the way. And when Earth is in sight he has to make a decision that will change his life forever.This film deserves the same accolades as Moon, so don't miss the chance to see it before the rest of the world finds out how good it is.Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/scifilondonLike us on Facebook: scifilondon/scifilondon
Strange Frame, starring Tim Curry, Claudia Black and George TakaiWorld Premiere at SCI-FI-LONDON, May 2012Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/scifilondonLike us on Facebook: scifilondon/scifilondon
09 said "Sol. It looks like Alive meets Stargate"Sol tells the harrowing tale of five young adults that find themselves stranded further from home than they ever thought possible. Everything goes wrong for the children as the comforts of home grow increasingly distant and the technologies they rely so heavily upon fail just as painfully as their hopes of ever getting back.Sol is a character story about camaraderie overcoming adversity, sacrifice, having to grow up quickly, and finding happiness in the worst of situations. It's a universal and relatable look at young people trying to find their place in a world while being forced to face obstacles that even few adults ever have to...Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/scifilondonLike us on Facebook: scifilondon/scifilondon
Shuffle is the tale of a man who begins experiencing his life out of order; every day he wakes up at a different age, on a different day of his life, never knowing where or when he's going to be once he falls asleep. He's terrified and wants it to stop -- until he notices a pattern in his experience, and works to uncover why this is happening to him -- and what or who is behind it.Part Twilight Zone-style mystery, part Frank Capra fantasy, Shuffle stars TJ Thyne, co-star of the hit TV show Bones. The film's voluminous prosthetic old age make-up is by Barney Burman, winner of the 2010 Academy Award® for Best Make-up for Star Trek. The film was written, directed and scored by Kurt Kuenne, filmmaker of the acclaimed documentary Dear Zachary: a letter to a son about his father and the hit short film Validation, also starring TJ Thyne.Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/scifilondonLike us on Facebook: scifilondon/scifilondon
This documentary is about the dying art of model making. Focusing on the personal stories of the model makers whose work shaped and enhanced the impact of feature films and gave it a breathtaking scale. Their practical hands on art is now slowly dying out, giving way to computer generated imagery.The model makers share their experiences along with personal insights and behind the scenes views from films they worked on. Included are some of the best and well known model makers worldwide. The films on which they have worked include; STAR WARS, STAR TREK, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS, GHOSTBUSTERS, JAMES BOND GOLDENEYE, ARMAGEDDON, MOON, EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, CITY OF LOST CHILDREN, 1941, STARSHIP TROOPERS, UNDERWORLD, WATERWORLD, GODZILLA, TITANIC!Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/scifilondonLike us on Facebook: scifilondon/scifilondon
Super cool, well acted and intense, this movie gets its European premiere at SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival in May 2012.Said to have been made for just $300 it is a remarkable achievement and great story.
Manborg is a creative and hilarious love letter to a VHS sub culture. Perhaps it has limited appeal to only those who know what we mean when we refer to a top loader. Perhaps those weened on a diet of CGI will fail to understand the beauty and static grace of stop animation.Kostanski didn't make Manborg for the masses but he has openly expressed his love of this sub-genre of cinema for everyone to see.He made Manborg for those of us who lived and breathed it in our youths and it was a welcome trip down memory lane and a rocking good time.See it at SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival 1-7 May. www.sci-fi-london.com
German Sci Fi thriller from director Tim Fehlbaum
The golden age of science fiction, The story of John W. Campbell, JrThis documentary contains rare footage and new interviews with Issac Asimov, Philip Jose Farmer, Harry Harrison, Bruce Sterling and many more. John W. Campbell was the most influential science fiction editor ever and this film looks at his iron will, casts an eye over his outlandish views and celebrates his amazing work.
No Media Kings have made a fantastically funny and very telling film called GHOSTS WITH SHIT JOBS. The World Premiere of the movie will be at the SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival in May 2012 (www.sci-fi-london.com)Synopsis:In 2040, a generation of have grown up after the economic collapse of the west. The movie consists of episodes of a documentary series popular in mainland China about the 'bad jobs' some 'white people' (or Ghosts) have -- the plucky and resilient souls unlucky enough to be born into the slums of North America are both amusing and moving to the Chinese audience.Oscar is a digital janitor, and has to manually cover up logos for copyright reasons in the future's answer to Google StreetView maps.Gary and Karen assemble robot baby dolls for the children of the wealthy in Asia.Anton and Toph are spider silk collectors.Serina is human spam and makes a living by mentioning brands and products in casual conversation.
See the International premiere at SCI-FI-LONDON in May 2012.Thomas Jacobs invents a way to watch people's memories from the inside. Going against his morals, he accepts an offer to enter a heroin addict's memories to literally see if he committed a crime. However,a malfunction causes his consciousness to become trapped inside the criminal's mind. He remains a prisoner in the addict's memories for more than four years until he discovers the possibility of escape.A very cool, well conceived, played and produced movie.
If a film ever deserved the description of enigmatic and atmospheric it is Exit. The film follows Alice, one of a growing number of people who believe that the city is a maze and there is a door, a hidden exit that will take them to a better place. If you don't find the exit you will become trapped into a comfortable, domestic existence. Tonally it is like the world of The Matrix before taking the red pill. Visually stunning, it is made up of abstract fragments of lost corners of cityscapes backed with hypnotic soundscapes and fragments of conversations looking for answers to life's mysteries. Part sci-fi, part psychological drama: existentialism has never looked and sounded so good.Presented by Quietearth.us
A brilliant young boy's chance encounter with a Professor leads to a fascination with the theory of bending time. A tragic event inspires him to dedicate his life to turning the Professor's theories into reality.