“This year’s Orbiter Series features a bit of everything we love,” says Bears Fonté, OWA Founder and Artistic Director, “and will provide SciFi and horror lovers appetizer portions of what the December festival showcases.”
The Austin Chronicle's Richard Whittaker interviews the writer of Island Zero, Tess Gerritsen.
The Austin Chronicle's Richard Whittaker covers director Jamie Greenberg's thoughts on the era of his film Future '38.
As part of its Orbiter Year-Round Series, Other Worlds Austin SciFi Film Festival is thrilled to present the Texas premiere of the SciFi screwball comedy FUTURE ‘38 on Wednesday, May 17 (7:30pm) at Flix Brewhouse. Writer/Director Jamie Greenberg will be in attendance and will do a Q&A after the screening.
A long-forgotten horror film somehow makes it into your DVD player. For some reason, you click on the commentary track. As the director and writer discuss the images on the screen, it becomes apparent that the horror behind the camera was far more disturbing than what they filmed. Featuring BARRY LYNDON star Leon Vitali as himself, and Frankenstein in the actual THE TERROR OF FRANKENSTEIN.
"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.
The film (which receives its Austin debut this Thursday as part of the Other Worlds Austin festival's year-round programming) focuses on two intersecting couples, months after much of the world has been wiped out by a mysterious ailment known only as "the drops." Teen Astraea (Nerea Duhart) and her half-brother Matthew (Scotty Crowe) are trekking across Maine,
Sometimes The Answer to your problems is right under your nose. After years of struggling to get movies made, writer/director Iqbal Ahmed quit trying to pitch projects and just made his sci-fi thriller in his own. As an indie filmmaker, he said, "It’s not the right move to ask for permission anymore."