Gunpowder & Sky’s Dust sets first live premiere with Sea Fever
Gunpowder & Sky is joining the list of distributors adapting to the closure of theaters across the nation by deciding to host a live streaming premiere for the upcoming Irish horror film Sea Fever through its sci-fi label Dust, marking it as the first-ever live streaming premiere for a film.
Written and directed by Neasa Hardiman (Inhumans), the film follows marine biology student Siobhán (Hermione Corfield, Slaughterhouse Rulez) who prefers to spend her days alone in a lab but must endure a week on a fishing trawler, where she finds herself at odds with the close-knit crew. While out in the deep Atlantic, an unfathomable life forms ensnares the boat and members of the crew succumb to a strange infection, she must overcome her alienation and win the crew’s trust before all is lost.
“Like everyone else, we are adjusting to life’s new challenges on a daily basis and feel Sea Fever is more relevant than ever,” Janet Brown, EVP of Acquisitions and Global Distribution for Gunpowder & Sky, said. “We are psyched to host the first-ever live experience of a film screening, and can’t wait to share it with audiences!”
The April 9, 5 p.m. PST premiere will include a fully interactive Q&A with writer/director Hardiman and members of the cast led by Connie Nielsen (Wonder Woman 1984) ahead of the film’s digital platform debut on April 10. The sci-fi horror originally premiered at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival, where it was acquired by Gunpowder & Sky and was set to have theatrical debuts with the Alamo Drafthouse and Fantastic Fest before the theaters closed down due to pandemic concerns.
In addition to Corfield, the film’s cast includes Nielsen, Dougray Scott (Mission: Impossible 2) and Olwen Fouéré (Mandy, Animals), and the first-ever live stream is set to debut on Dust’s official site page for a pay-per-view fee, which can be purchased here!