Director: Aurora Fearnley Country: UK Genre: Sci-Fi Runtime: 16 m Block P Screening: Close Up Cinema 24.08 Time: 4.45-6pm
A Peacemaker, who rejects his final mission to save an endangered planet, is believed to be cursed when a solar storm hits his spaceship. A modern retelling of the story of Jonah in the Belly of the Whale. Stars David Gyasi, Jessie Buckley and Anna Koval.
Aurora Fearnley is a first-class NFS graduate writer / director who started her production company Little Northern Light in Leeds. Here she directed promos before winning the Epic award to make short LIFE ON THE LINE. After winning The Pitch at Pinewood Aurora shot ambitious sci-fi short PULSAR starring David Gyasi (INTERSTELLAR ) and Jessie Buckely (WAR & PEACE ). Currently, Aurora is completing short film STRUCK written by Isley Lynn with 104 Films producing. Directors UK commissioned her short psychological thriller MURMUR, which had international festival success with Aurora taking awards as Breakthrough Filmmaker. Previously UKFC funded her supernatural short SHADES OF LIVING, while her Sci-fi Nokia Short DANIEL premièred at Edinburgh IFF. She is also developing Sci-fi feature TIPPING POINT with BFI Vision Award recipient Jude Goldrei. Aurora will be present for a Q&A after the screening.