This month, Gunpowder & Sky will bring audiences the ultimate at-home experience to be the first to participate in the live stream premiere of writer/director Neasa Hardiman's aquatic creature feature Sea Fever, followed by a Q&A with the film’s stars Hermione Corfield (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation), Connie Nielsen (Wonder Woman 1984, Gladiator) and BAFTA award-winning director Neasa Hardiman ("Happy Valley", "Jessica Jones").
The live stream event will take place on Gunpowder & Sky's sci-fi streaming channel DUST on Thursday, April 9th at 5:00pm PT / 8:00pm ET.
For a small pay-per-view fee, fans can tune in to watch the official film premiere together, post their comments in a chatroom, and have their questions answered by the cast and crew via a moderated Q&A following the credits. The event will kick-off Sea Fever’s On Demand and Digital release on April 10th.
Sea Fever was originally planned for a theatrical release, but due to the growing Coronavirus pandemic, Gunpowder & Sky called it off.
"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!"
In Sea Fever, "Siobhán's a marine biology student (Hermione Corfield) who prefers spending her days alone in a lab. She has to endure a week on a ragged fishing trawler, where she’s miserably at odds with the close-knit crew. But out in the deep Atlantic, an unfathomable life form ensnares the boat. When members of the crew succumb to a strange infection, Siobhán must overcome her alienation and anxiety to win the crew’s trust, before everyone is lost."
The film made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival with critical acclaim.