The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One

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Australia | 2016 | 99 minutes | Shane Abbess

In this rip-roaring throwback to the action-packed, world-building science fiction of the 1980s, a manmade horde of monstrous creatures terrorizes the planet, forcing an off-world military contractor to partner with a shady drifter to find and rescue his daughter.

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Earnest, exciting, and refreshingly irony-free,  The Orisis Child: Science Fiction Volume One is a rip-roaring Australian throwback to '80s/'90s B-movies and the film serials of yore. It's the future, and Earth conglomerate Exor is in the business of terraforming and colonizing other planets. Under their employ is Kane Sommerville (Daniel MacPherson), a disgraced pilot-turned-military contractor who lives in a flotilla above a distant planet. On the surface below, where Kane's daughter lives, convicts have taken over Ovir Ultramax Prison and are threatening to unleash a world-destroying virus within the next 24 hours. Or at least that's the story Exor CEO General Lynex (Rachel Griffiths, "Six Feet Under") is telling people, but in reality they have secretly created an army of vicious monsters to exterminate indigenous populations cheaply and efficiently. When Kane gets wind of the truth—that Exor is about to poison the world below to cover its tracks and is using the prison riot as a convenient excuse—he flees to the planet, banding together with an escaped convict (Kellan Lutz, The Twilight Saga) and a couple of gas-huffing criminals (Isabel Lucas and Luke Ford) to save his daughter before time runs out. A science-fiction adventure reminiscent of Serenity, Fortress, and the Buck Rogers films, The Osiris Child is a welcome respite from the overblown tentpole films of today.

Director Biography

Australian filmmaker Shane Abbess gained recognition as a director and writer for his two feature films, Gabriel (2007) and Infini (2015). He also has served as producer for films such as Terminus (2015) and Better Watch Out (2016). 

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  • Director: Shane Abbess
  • Principal Cast: Kellan Lutz, Daniel MacPherson, Luke Ford, Isabel Lucas, Temuera Morrison, Rachel Griffiths, Teagan Croft
  • Premiere Status: Seattle
  • Country: Australia
  • Year: 2016
  • Running Time: 99 minutes
  • Producer: Sidonie Abbene, Shane Abbess, Matthew Graham, Brett Thornquest
  • Screenplay: Shane Abbess
  • Cinematographers: Carl Robertson
  • Editors: Adrian Rostirolla
  • Music: Brian Cachia
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Filmography: Infini (2015); Gabriel (2007)
  • Language: English
  • Format: DCP
  • US Distributor: RLJ Entertainment
  • International Sales: XYZ Films