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Fest-fave chiller “SEA FEVER” docks with a distributor

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

An excursion into nautical terror that began an acclaimed fest tour with a world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival is now on course to hit theaters next year.

Gunpowder & Sky announced that it has picked up U.S. rights to SEA FEVER, from Irish writer/director Neasa Hardiman, for release in early 2020 via its DUST genre label. According to the official synopsis, “SEA FEVER stars Hermione Corfield [RUST CREEK] as Siobhan, a young marine biology student who boards a trawler run by a couple played by Connie Nielsen and Dougray Scott. When the ship hits an unseen object, a mysterious bioluminescent force infiltrates the vessel, and the crew begins a fight for survival while marooned at sea.”

“I’m thrilled Gunpowder & Sky’s DUST will bring SEA FEVER to a U.S. audience,” Hardiman says. “The film is a dreamlike and devastating parable, where a neurodivergent heroine struggles with individual responsibility and threat in our increasingly fragile world.” Stay tuned for release-date details.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.