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Astronomers Break Bad to Fund a Mission in ‘Space/Time’

Astronomers Break Bad to Fund a Mission in 'Space/Time'

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Logline: When a group of scientists developing an engine for interstellar travel see their funding cut after a breakthrough leads to a fatal disaster, the disgraced group must resort to criminal activity to finance their operation as they rebuild their device.

Elevator Pitch: 
In the near future, a group of scientists are preparing for the first test of an enormous engine, designed to bend space and make intergalactic travel possible. During the test, the machine reveals a surprising side effect in that it appears to bend not only space but also time. It all soon leads to fatal disaster and the project is immediately shut down leaving the disgraced group left to flee. The scientists must resort to criminal activity and the murky world of the underground to finance their operation as they attempt to rebuild their space time device.

Production Team:

Director / Producer – Michael O’Halloran (The Dossier Case, Break the Rock)
Producer – Jai Hogg (Tailgate, The Little Things, The Horseman)
Writer / Producer – Adam Harmer (The Dossier Case, Break the Rock)
Director of Photography – Daniel Maddock (Break the Rock)
Composer – Adrien Diery (Break the Rock)
Holt – Hugh Parker (East Enders, Gallipoli)
Liv – Ashlee Lollback (Gambit, How to Make a Monster)
Harris – Pacharo Mzembe (Underbelly – TV series, False Witness) 

About the Film:
The film is a big, fun time-travel adventure but at its core, it’s about relationships and the struggle we all face in finding the balance between life and work; between happiness and ambition. It’s a very personal issue for me as it’s a question that I have struggled with myself for a long time as I have pursued my own ambitious career in film. To quote the character of Holt, it’s a question of whether “your work is getting in the way of your home life or your home life is getting in the way of your work.”

Current Status: Post Production – Rough Cut nearly complete.

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