Orbiter Launch Schedule 2017

AUSTIN, TX – Other Worlds Austin SciFi Film Festival is proud to announce the next four screenings in its Orbiter Year-Round Series. The films include a North American and three Texas premieres. All films will be screened on the third Wednesday of the month (7:30PM) at Flix Brewhouse.

“I am really excited about our Orbiter Series this year,” says Bears Fonté, OWA Founder and Artistic Director. “Dan Repp and I have put together a program that captures the indie excitement of our festival and spread it across the whole year. These are films that may be coming out before the festival and so it’s great to have an opportunity to bring them to the Other Worlds audience. With TELEIOS and FUTURE ’38 already this year, this is clearly the strongest line-up we’ve ever had.”


June 21

YESTERDAY LAST YEAR (North American premiere)

Director: Jeffrey Hanley

Writer/Lead Actor: Adam Bradley (will be in attendance and will do a Q&A after the screening.)

Synopsis: Michael, a driven research scientist working on time travel theory, spends all his time in the garage ‘lab’ trying to perfect a device. Sandra, his wife, is bottom of his priority list.

Only his friend and associate, James, seems to get Michael’s full attention. One day, the machine works and the three of them must deal with past mistakes and how far they're willing to go to fix them.

Named one of Top Ten Best at Sci-Fi-London 2017 by the British Film Institute (BFI)!


July 19

DAVE MADE A MAZE (Texas Premiere)

Director: Bill Watterson

Writer: Steven Sears and Bill Watterson

Producer: John Charles Meyer (will be in attendance and will do a Q&A after the screening.)

Synopsis: Dave, an artist who has yet to complete anything significant in his career, builds a fort in his living room out of pure frustration, only to wind up trapped by the fantastical pitfalls, booby traps, and critters of his own creation.

“Wildly inventive…an impressively crafted feature that’s full of frequent surprises” - The Hollywood Reporter 

“…one of the most original and entertaining films in recent memory” - Bloody Disgusting

“Exploding with creativity…a ridiculously fun and absurd romp” - Film Pulse

“Epic and fantastic…absurd, hilarious and filled with a sense of wonder” - Las Vegas Review-Journal


August 16

DIVERGE (Texas Premiere)

Writer/Director: James Morrison (will be in attendance and will do a Q&A after the screening.)

Synopsis: The survivor of a deadly virus is given the chance to reclaim his lost life by stopping the man responsible for the disease.

Winner of the U.S. in Progress Award as wells as official selections of SCI-FI LONDON, Boston Sci-Fi, Film Quest, and many other film festivals around the world.


September 20

ISLAND ZERO (Texas Premiere)

Director: Josh Gerritsen (will be in attendance and will do a Q&A after the screening.)

Writer: Tess Gerritsen (RIZOLLI &ISLES)

Synopsis: A fishing community on a remote Maine island finds itself suddenly cut off from the rest of the world after the ferry stops coming. When people start to vanish, the terrified survivors realize that someone - or something - is hunting them.

“ISLAND ZERO, without a doubt makes use of horror and suspense without pushing too hard in order to force anything too quickly or cheaply. What we are given is something unique, nearly reminiscent in pace and mood to a strong Stephen King novel. With plenty of intense situations, a blood inducing action, Island Zero stands out and rises above mere genre convention. As a plus, the strong cast, grounded writing and a piercing score contribute mightily in boosting the thrills and chills.” - mxdwn.com

"I love the Orbiter Series because we get to focus on one film at a time in an intimate setting,” says Dan Repp, OWA Senior Programmer and Event Director. “We do our best to program films that are thought provoking and inspire conversation within our community. Our goal this year was to make the Orbiter Screenings more convenient by starting them earlier (7:30PM), having them on a consistent date (every third Wednesday of the month), and announcing the schedule as early as we could. So far this year our attendance is up and we've had a ton of great feedback!"


Interviews and screener available upon request.


About Other Worlds Austin

Other Worlds Austin is one of the premiere SciFi film festivals in the US, championing filmmakers and writers and bringing the best films to the ‘Geek Capital of the World.’

With a diverse and approachable team of programmers, we are building a network of SciFi fans and filmmakers, leading a loyal community, and launching SciFi films into the wider world.


About Flix Brewhouse

In addition to its flagship location in Round Rock, TX, Flix Brewhouse operates in Des Moines, Iowa and Carmel, Indiana, with more locations coming. The Flix Mix lobby bar and cafe is open seven days a week to the public, no ticket required, so you can come in and grab a bite to eat or have a locally brewed beer anytime!