They Will All Die In Space
Writer/Director: Javier Chillon
Alex a subspace technician and a passenger on the Starship Tantalus is woken up from suspended animation by two crewmen for his expertise as they desperately try to repair the damage to the ships navigation system. If Alex can’t fix the damage than they will all die in space.
John Vaughan Says : The last but most certainly not the least, this black and white film has the look and feel of the classic science fiction films of the late seventies and early eighties such as Outland and Alien.
2BR02B: To Be or Naught To Be
Screenplay:Derek Ryan/ Director:Marco Checa Garcia
Story By:Kurt Vonnegut
Synopsis: Set in a dystopian future where population is strictly controlled, a Father waits for his children to be born. In a deserted hospital waiting room, one man must ask himself exactly what he is willing to do, to give his children a chance at life, any life at all.
John Vaughan says: An unconventional short film that adapts the Kurt Vonnegut Short Story, it captures the sense of unease that would come if you glimpsed this particular future.
Writer/Director: Johnny Herbin
Synopsis: Glasgow , the near future and a young man desperate to make a living with his partner and child decides he can have it all by committing the perfect robbery but his plans are thrown into disarray by a cantankerous courier and an increasingly unstable second hand robot.
John Vaughan says: Although extremely low budget , director Johnny Herbin manages to capture the ordinariness the technology of tomorrow will be seen as and has created a story that would not be out of place in the worlds f Phillip K Dick or Isacc Asimov.
Synopsis: An object that appears in a series of recent telescope images will drive a young astronomer and her colleages to a shocking discovery.
John Vaughan says: Bow shock is a daring film as it strives for a ultra realistc portrayal of Astronomy and science , the end result is a film that manages to recall the athmpophere of Science fiction films of the fifties and scientists struggling with the unknown and the consequence what such knowledge might bring.
“Have you read this Book? You are in Danger” The real and imaginary collide with tragic consequences as a prodigal physicist at the Large Hadron Collider works to answer profound questions about our universe with unexpected and terrifying consequences.
John Vaughan says ” a visually arresting film that questions not only the very basics of reality but also the Sanity of the central character.this is a picture that will have you asking questions long after the final credit rolls”
Join us tomorrow as we make our first trip this year to Spain and a rather interesting look at the consequences of History.
Well it’s time to turn off the lights and tell the person next to you to stop slurping their drink as we prepare to introduce you to this years nominees for the Golden Blasters, Our first two films both come from Australia and are as different in tone as is possible but both are as equally entertaining.
Director:David John Kelly
Writers: David John Kelly & Matthew Scott
Synopsis:After disaster strikes the first manned mission to Mars leaving him marooned, Cosmonaut Yuri Tominsky decides to spend his few remaining hours exploring the red planet.
John Vaughan says: Stunning cinematography and visual fx only enhance this simple but moving story of a man coming to terms with his impending fate.
The Detectives of Noir Town
Synopsis: In a world where people and puppets walk the streets, Noir Towns top puppet detective is on the case of his missing uncle. What he doesn’t realise is a lot of other people think they could do a better job than this particular dummy and might be willing to kill for it.
John Vaughan: Sometimes a film just has to put a smile on your face to succeed in doing it’s job and Noir Town does that in spades.
And so it begins, join us tomorrow when we reveal the next two nominees for this years Golden Blaster awards, in the meantime Nachos with cheese? Are you serious!?!? What the hells wrong with just popcorn?!
Well tomorrow will see the first announcements of this years Golden Blasters and safe to say it is the strongest field of entries yet , so as we await the first nominees isn’t it nice to see that this year the judges were able to come to agreement so easily.