EXCLUSIVE: Dip a toe in the world of the new sci-fi eco-thriller Sea Fever by watching this exclusive first-look clip from Irish filmmaker Neasa Hardiman’s feature-film directorial debut, which looks to make waves tonight with its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The sci-fi horror tale, an opening-night entry in the festival’s Discovery program, follows marine biology student Siobhán as she embarks on a miserable weeklong residency aboard a ragged fishing trawler where she’s miserably at odds with the salty, close-knit crew. A mystery envelopes the expedition, however, when an unfathomable life form emerges from the deep blue Atlantic and crew members succumb to a strange infection. Siobhán must win the trust of the crew and unravel the briny mystery before all is lost.
Hardiman is a BAFTA and IFTA award-winning director from television whose credits include episodes of the acclaimed (but recently canceled) Netflix superhero drama Jessica Jones and Ireland’s top-rated soap, Happy Valley.
Sea Fever stars Hermione Corfield (Rust Creek) in the lead role and features Connie Nielsen (Wonder Woman), Dougray Scott (Ever After), and Hermione Corfield, Ardalan Esmaili (Greyzone), Jack Hickey (Penny Dreadful), Olwen Fouéré (Mandy), and Elie Bouakaze.
Sea Fever was produced by Brendan McCarthy and John McDonnell, Co-Produced by Börje Hansson, Jean-Yves Roubin, Cassandre Warnauts, and Eddie Dick, Executive Produced by Patrick Ewald, Shaked Berenson, Patrick Fischer, Jonathan Feuer. The film was Executive Produced by Lesley McKimm (for Screen Ireland), by Peter Possne (for Film I Väst) and Shaked Berenson. Epic Pictures and Creative Capital also have a new pact in place, as reported first by Deadline.
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