Check out this trailer for The Beyond – a high concept sci-fi feature (based loosely on the 2014 short film Project Kronos) which will be released by distributor Gravitas Ventures in the US on Jan 9th 2018.
The Beyond is a science fiction film that blends the realism of ‘found footage’ with the fantastical, ‘big idea’ nature of the science fiction films of today.
The Beyond tells a fascinating and exhilarating story chronicling the ground-breaking mission which sent astronauts – modified with advanced robotics, through a newly discovered wormhole known as the Void. When the mission returns unexpectedly, the space agency races to discover what the astronauts encountered on their first of its kind interstellar space journey.
The Beyond promises to be a cinematic, thinking man’s found footage film that shares inspiration from the likes of Contact and District 9 while creating a wholly new sub-genre all its own — what Paranormal Activity did for horror, The Beyond intends to do for science fiction.
The cast includes – Nigel Barber (Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation, Spectre) and Jane Perry (World War Z, Borg vs McEnroe).
The film is written, directed and produced by Hasraf ‘HaZ’ Dulull who comes from a VFX background and made his break with grounded sci-fi shorts. [HaZ is currently in post production on his second feature film ORIGIN UNKNOWN starring Katee Sackhoff.]
The Beyond was also produced by Paula Crickard (Winter, Callous Hands) and executive produced by Scott Glassgold (Hurricane Season and Trust Me).
The film is being released by Gravitas Ventures whose recent releases include Katie Holmes’ directorial debut, All We Had, and Elian, executive produced by Alex Gibney.
The Beyond will be available in the US on January 9th 2018 via Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vimeo, Vudu, Microsoft XBOX, YouTube, Cox Communications, Dish Communications, Suddenlin and Verizion Fios. Other platforms including an HDR version will be announced over the coming months as well as an International release date.
P.S. This is what HaZ – the film director and producer, said on Twitter about the importance of Singularity Weblog while conceptualizing and envisioning his film: