Egress

Synopsis

Enji Corp, rooted in totalitarianism, is determined to bend people and ecosystems to their order. In the name of “Unified Freedom” Their troops ruthlessly wipe out all populations and life throughout the solar system. A security officer and former Enji Corp soldier who barely survived one of the bloodiest battles in recent memory, has uncovered the government’s distorted plans for homeworlds and life itself. Facing a mysterious illness, she is determined to stop them at all costs. Using a stolen military bio-weapon, she threatens to halt their hostile takeovers and save one of the last remaining worlds. Enji Corp has posted an extravagant reward for her capture. An interstellar bounty hunter tracks her down to a quarantined forest moon.

Review

4/5
A sci-fi short that explores transgression and personal sacrifice.
Directed by Clarito Zapanta, from a script by Zapanta & Rudy Williamson, ‘Egress’ is sci-fi action film that follows a former militarian and her transgression against a calamitous regime (Enji Corp). Becky Byrd leads the cast as Kess, an ex-Enji Corp soldier who attempts to save one of the last remaining worlds in the solar system. Justin P. Slaughter co-stars as Adam Huxley, an Enji Corp solider who is tasked with intercepting her plan. The film explores themes of redemption, sacrifice and conspiracy.

The 34-minute film opens with breath-taking landscapes of an Earth-like planet. The audience is introduced to an ailing Kess as she stumbles across the terrain with a stolen bio-weapon. Her ill-health is initially unclear. Kess has escaped the autocratic Enji Corp – a military force that have destroyed populations and planets across the solar system. As Huxley hunts her down, a conflict of morality and personal history comes between them. The film showcases her poignant personal sacrifice and redemption with the intent to save a planet.

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Clarito Zapanta and his cast/crew has created a visionary science fiction film that utilizes imaginative dialogue, costume design and props to bring the narrative to life. A captivating plot that is certain to entrance the audience from start to finish. Becky Byrd and Justin P. Slaughter deliver profound performances, particularly in dialogue and fight choreography. Visually, the film rewards viewers with staggering widescreen cinematography that enhances the other-worldly ambience. High praise to Dakota Huntley (DOP). ‘Egress’ has a comprehensive finish and a deep-rooted narrative that not only sci-fi buffs will appreciate. Highly recommended.

Cast/Crew

Director(s): Clarito Zapanta
Writer(s): Clarito Zapanta, Rudy Williamson
Cast: Becky Byrd, Justin P. Slaughter
Producer(s): Clarito Zapanta, Gary Gibb, Hilary Williamson, Kevin Beech, Kristina Zapanta, Mary Gibb
Director of Photography: Dakota Huntley
Editor(s):
Animation:
Sound: Abraham Nurkiewicz,Conor O’Keefe
Music: Abraham Nurkiewicz,Joshua Hagan
Miscellaneous: Casey Crocker,Charlie Schmid,Cole Seabolt,Jeff Hamm,Joey Winkler,Kilah Williams,Kristina Zapanta,Mark Kutrovski,Sierra Jones,Starside Armory,Stratton Cade,Thomas Hughes

Specifications

Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Subjects: Adventure, Conspiracy, Exploration, Guilt, Hope, Illness, Loss, Science, Space
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2022
Publication Date:

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Cast/Crew

Director(s): Clarito Zapanta
Writer(s): Clarito Zapanta, Rudy Williamson
Cast: Becky Byrd, Justin P. Slaughter
Producer(s): Clarito Zapanta, Gary Gibb, Hilary Williamson, Kevin Beech, Kristina Zapanta, Mary Gibb
Director of Photography: Dakota Huntley
Editor(s):
Animation:
Sound: Abraham Nurkiewicz,Conor O’Keefe
Music: Abraham Nurkiewicz,Joshua Hagan
Miscellaneous: Casey Crocker,Charlie Schmid,Cole Seabolt,Jeff Hamm,Joey Winkler,Kilah Williams,Kristina Zapanta,Mark Kutrovski,Sierra Jones,Starside Armory,Stratton Cade,Thomas Hughes

Specifcations

Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Subjects: Adventure, Conspiracy, Exploration, Guilt, Hope, Illness, Loss, Science, Space
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2022

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Egress

Synopsis

Enji Corp, rooted in totalitarianism, is determined to bend people and ecosystems to their order. In the name of “Unified Freedom” Their troops ruthlessly wipe out all populations and life throughout the solar system. A security officer and former Enji Corp soldier who barely survived one of the bloodiest battles in recent memory, has uncovered the government’s distorted plans for homeworlds and life itself. Facing a mysterious illness, she is determined to stop them at all costs. Using a stolen military bio-weapon, she threatens to halt their hostile takeovers and save one of the last remaining worlds. Enji Corp has posted an extravagant reward for her capture. An interstellar bounty hunter tracks her down to a quarantined forest moon.

Review

A sci-fi short that explores transgression and personal sacrifice.

4/5
Directed by Clarito Zapanta, from a script by Zapanta & Rudy Williamson, ‘Egress’ is sci-fi action film that follows a former militarian and her transgression against a calamitous regime (Enji Corp). Becky Byrd leads the cast as Kess, an ex-Enji Corp soldier who attempts to save one of the last remaining worlds in the solar system. Justin P. Slaughter co-stars as Adam Huxley, an Enji Corp solider who is tasked with intercepting her plan. The film explores themes of redemption, sacrifice and conspiracy.

The 34-minute film opens with breath-taking landscapes of an Earth-like planet. The audience is introduced to an ailing Kess as she stumbles across the terrain with a stolen bio-weapon. Her ill-health is initially unclear. Kess has escaped the autocratic Enji Corp – a military force that have destroyed populations and planets across the solar system. As Huxley hunts her down, a conflict of morality and personal history comes between them. The film showcases her poignant personal sacrifice and redemption with the intent to save a planet.

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Clarito Zapanta and his cast/crew has created a visionary science fiction film that utilizes imaginative dialogue, costume design and props to bring the narrative to life. A captivating plot that is certain to entrance the audience from start to finish. Becky Byrd and Justin P. Slaughter deliver profound performances, particularly in dialogue and fight choreography. Visually, the film rewards viewers with staggering widescreen cinematography that enhances the other-worldly ambience. High praise to Dakota Huntley (DOP). ‘Egress’ has a comprehensive finish and a deep-rooted narrative that not only sci-fi buffs will appreciate. Highly recommended.

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