"We have nothing to fear but fear itself," as FDR said. When writer/director Gaurav Seth adapted post-9/11 sci-fi story “Truth” into his sci-fi thriller Prisoner X, he said, his purpose was “to understand this psychology of paranoia, and how dangerous it is, and how easy it is to exploit.” Seth’s movie receives its Austin premiere this week as part of the Other Worlds Austin sci-fi film festival’s year-round programming.
As a part of their year round Premiere Series, Other Worlds Austin screened the science-fiction film Prisoner X, which is based on the novella Truth by Robert Reed. Being its Austin premiere, the film’s director Gaurav Seth was present at the screening for a Q & A.
An hour before the screening, at the Flix Brewhouse where they were hosting the screening, we sat down to chat with Gaurav about his new film.
Other Worlds Austin is at it again and they are premiering Prisoner X* next Thursday, June 23, 9:00 p.m., at Flix Brewhouse in Austin, Texas. Directed by Gaurav Seth and based on the Hugo-nominated novella “Truth” by Robert Reed, this gritty sci-fi is somewhat reminiscent of 12 Monkeys and The Jacket. It features actors Julian Richings (CUBE, The VVitch), Romano Orzari (Turbo Kid, Assassin’s Creed- voice of Giovanni Auditore da Firenze), and Michelle Nolden (RED, Haunter).
In writer/director Gaurav Seth’s post-9/11 sci-fi chiller Prisoner X, the arrival in 2002 of a time traveler from the future—who is intent on destroying Western culture—forces the United States to escalate its war on terror.
As the film is making the festival rounds, there's a special screening in Austin this Thursday as part of Other Worlds Austin's year long spotlight. It's creepy and features Julian Richings chewing all sorts of scenery.