Gunpowder & Sky’s Sci-Fi label, Dust, will host the first ever live stream premiere of a feature film this week. Sea Fever will premier on April 9, 2020 at 6 PM Pacific Time via a livestream platform available to the public for a pay-per-view fee. The infection-themed sci-fi thriller has been compared to Alien and The Thing, making it oddly appropriate for a viral on-line communal experience.
The film follows Siobhán, a marine biology student played by Hermione Corfield (Rust Creek, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation), who must endure a week on a ragged fishing trawler miserably at odds with the close-knit crew. But when an unfathomable life form ensnares the boat, members of the crew succumb to a strange infection. Originally slated to roll out nationwide via Alamo Drafthouse after Fantastic Fest, the recent closure of theaters due to the Coronavirus pandemic, led distributor Gunpowder & Sky to pivot from its original plans and shift to a digital strategy.
“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!” The live screening will be followed by an interactive Q&A with Corfield, Connie Nielsen (Wonder Woman 1984, Gladiator) and BAFTA award-winning director Neasa Hardiman (Happy Valley, Jessica Jones). A VOD rollout will proceed on April 10.
Check out the trailer, below, and let us know if you’re down for attending a premiere experience in your underwear!