by Patrick Bromley
Next week, we'll be running an interview with Neasa Hardiman, the BAFTA award-winning director of Sea Fever, in conjunction with the film's online premiere taking place next Thursday, April 9th. The streaming screening will be followed by an online Q&A with Hardiman and stars Hermione Corfield and Connie Nielsen.
Here are the details, per the press release:
The live stream event will take place on https://seafever.watchdust.com/124676 on Thursday, April 9 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.
This virtual communal experience is the first-of-its-kind - giving audiences the chance to interact with each other and the film’s stars in the comfort of their own homes. SEA FEVER initially had a nationwide theatrical plan in partnership with Alamo Drafthouse and Fantastic Fest. However, with the recent closure of theaters throughout the country due to the growing Coronavirus pandemic, Gunpowder & Sky pivoted from its original theatrical plans, and is bringing the communal theatrical viewing experience to audiences at home.
“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!”
SEA FEVER made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival with critical acclaim.
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.
Be sure to read Michelle Swope's interview next week and tune in for the premiere of Sea Fever! I'm excited to check it out.