EXCLUSIVE: Like many indie distributors, Gunpowder & Sky are adapting quickly to the ever-changing theatrical landscape. The entertainment company is set to have the first-ever live streaming premiere with their horror Sea Fever on their sci-fi channel Dust. The premiere will allow the audience to participate in a fully interactive Q&A with director Neasa Hardiman and members of the cast led by Connie Nielsen (Wonder Woman 1984, Gladiator). The event will take place on April 9 at 5 pm PT/8 pm ET ahead of its digital release on April 10.
Sea Fever made its world premiere at the 2019 Toronto Film Festival and Deadline exclusively reported that it was acquired by Gunpowder & Sky. The film was slated to have a theatrical release in partnership with Alamo Drafthouse and Fantastic Fest, but plans shifted due to coronavirus and the closure of theaters.
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“Like everyone else, we are adjusting to life’s new challenges on a daily basis and feel Sea Fever is more relevant than ever,” said Janet Brown, EVP of Acquisitions and Global Distribution for Gunpowder & Sky. “We are psyched to host the first-ever live experience of a film screening, and can’t wait to share it with audiences!”
Sea Fever follows Siobhán (Hermione Corfield), a marine biology student who prefers spending her days alone in a lab. She has to endure a week on a ragged fishing trawler, where she’s miserably at odds with the close-knit crew. But out in the deep Atlantic, an unfathomable life form ensnares the boat. When members of the crew succumb to a strange infection, Siobhán must overcome her alienation and anxiety to win the crew’s trust, before everyone is lost. The film also stars Dougray Scott (Batwoman, Mission: Impossible 2) and Neasa Hardiman (Happy Valley, Jessica Jones),
The live stream will take place at seafever.watchdust.com for a pay-per-view fee.
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