The Film Premiere Comes Home In These Times Of Strife As ‘Sea Fever’ Changes The Game

Posted in Movies, News, VOD/iTunes/DigitalDownload by - April 02, 2020

Crisis demands innovation…

Our friends at Gunpowder & Sky aren’t letting a global pandemic get in the way of our movie events and premieres.  On Thursday April 9th at 5:00pm PT / 8pm 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.

After debuting to critical acclaim at the Toronto International Film Festival last year, Sea Fever was slated for a full theatrical run beginning April 10th at select theatres across North America, however these days we’re getting pretty used to seeing plans change.

Through Gunpowder & Sky’s sci-fi label DUST, audiences will be treated to the ultimate at-home experience and get to be the first to participate in the live stream premiere of SEA FEVER, followed by a Q&A with the film’s stars Hermione Corfield (Star Wars: The Last JediMission: Impossible – Rogue Nation), Connie Nielsen (Wonder Woman 1984, Gladiator) and BAFTA award-winning director Neasa Hardiman (Happy Valley, Jessica Jones).

In SEA FEVER, we meet Siobhán; 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.

We’re all adjusting to our new normal on the fly right now but that’s what makes this first time experience of bringing the entertainment value of a film premiere to the home viewing audience.

“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!”

The live stream event will take place on on Thursday, April 9 at 5:00pm PT / 8pm ET.  Please visit it for more information.

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David Voigt is a Toronto based writer with a problem and a passion for the moving image and all things cinema. Having moved from production to the critical side of the aisle for well over 10 years now at outlets like, Criticize This, Dork Shelf (Now That Shelf), to.Night Newspaper he’s been all across his city, the country and the continent in search of all the news and reviews that are fit to print from the world of cinema.
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