prospect review

Prospect is a bold, unique indie film (read /Film editor Jacob Hall’s review of the film from SXSW). It’s a low-budget sci-fi western that relies heavily on practical effects to tell its story. In this day and age, that’s a rarity. It’s particularly impressive because when you use practical props, sets, and effects, you have to deal with a lot of inconveniences on set, like figuring how to work with actors that need to be in helmets and space suits for eight or twelve hours per day. That’s daunting on a big budget film, but the challenges are exacerbated when your budget is in the low seven figures.

On the occasion of Prospect’s March 8 VOD release, I spoke with filmmakers Zeek Earl (writer/director) and Matt Acosta (production designer) about how they overcame some of these challenges. Below, you can watch and read my interview. Matt and Zeek also shared some great behind-the-scenes footage from the shoot, which you can see in the video.

Read More »

Prospect Trailer

After playing the SXSW Film Festival earlier this year, the indie sci-fi project Prospect from Gunpowder & Sky’s sci-fi label DUST is finally coming to theaters and VOD.

Prospect follows a father and daughter (Jay Duplass and Sophie Thatcher) who venture out for some valuable gems on a remote alien moon but soon find they aren’t the only ones trying to track down the profitable items. A deadly man (Pedro Pascal) is roaming the planet and makes it significantly more difficult for them to pull off their job. You couldn’t ask for a more blatant sci-fi western than the one on display in the Prospect trailer. Read More »

prospect distribution

Prospects prospects are looking bright. The indie sci-fi film starring Pedro Pascal earned raves at South by Southwest, where it quickly became a film festival favorite. And now, Gunpowder & Sky have stepped in to handle the Prospect distribution.

Read More »