Irish director John Hoey’s debut film Irish sci-fi short ‘Solaria’ is to get its American premiere at The International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival this spring in Phoenix.
‘Solaria’ centres on Alex Russell played by Richard Sherwood, a geneticist abroad the Solaria Research space station, who has devoted his life’s work to his comatose patient Rachel played by Daria Kalista, a woman who is immune to the ageing process. When Alex is told his research is coming to an end and that he must come back to Earth he knows he only has one last chance to help save Rachel.
Director John Hoey commented on the news saying, “It’s terrific that Solaria has been accepted for such a major festival. It’s important that this film continues to reach new audiences and we hope for continued success with Solaria. ”
The short was shot on location in Dundalk Co. Louth as part of a student graduate project at Dundalk Institute of Technology. The screenplay was written by Craig Broughton and Darren O’Connor. It was produced by Craig Broughton. The DOP on the project was Darren O’Connor. Barry Locke provided the original score for the film. It was edited by Rossa O’Dowd.
The festival takes place from the Harkins Theatre from the 29th March - 5th April in Phoenix Arizona. For more information about the short visit it’s website by clicking here