Deadline is reporting that Neasa Hardiman’s Sea Fever will have a live streaming premiere in the U.S. via distributor Gunpowder & Sky’s sci-fi channel Dust. This first-of-its-kind event for G&S will feature a fully interactive Q&A with writer/director Hardiman and members of the cast.

Sea Fever sees a marine biology student find herself isolated from her superstitious trawler crew as they struggle to overcome a deadly parasite in their water supply. Connie Nielsen plays the Captain, with Hermione Corfield (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) as the student. Ardalan Esmaili, Jack Hickey, Olwen Fouéré, and newcomer Elie Bouakaze also feature.

Hardiman has described the film as “a dreamlike and devastating parable, where a neurodivergent heroine struggles with individual responsibility and threat in our increasingly fragile world.”

Sea Fever
Sea Fever

DoP on Sea Fever is Ruairí O’Brien, best known for Line of Duty, Humans, and The Fall. Brendan McCarthy and John McDonnell of Dublin-based Fantastic Films produce, with Belgium’s Frakas Productions and Sweden’s Bright Pictures. Epic Pictures Group executive produce and co-finance, with financial support also coming from Fís Éireann / Screen Ireland, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Wallimage, and Film i Väst, as well as from the Creative Europe MEDIA programme.

The film premiered at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival last September where it was met with a strong reception, before enjoying its Irish premiere at the recent Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival.

Like everyone else, we are adjusting to life’s new challenges on a daily basis and feel Sea Fever is more relevant than ever. We are psyched to host the first-ever live experience of a film screening, and can’t wait to share it with audiences!

Janet Brown, EVP of Acquisitions and Global Distribution – Gunpowder & Sky

The live-stream premiere will take place on April 9th at 8 pm ET ahead of its North American digital release on April 10. Viewers can tune in to the live-stream for a one-time fee of $4.99 via seafever.watchdust.com.

The Irish and UK cinema release was due for April 24th but it will now be released digitally on the same date to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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