BREAKING GLASS TAKES A RIDE ON SPACESHIP

Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired North American rights to Alex Taylor’s critically-acclaimed directorial debut SPACESHIP. Breaking Glass acquired North American rights to the film in June in a deal negotiated between Breaking Glass CEO Rich Wolff and Bill Straus of Bridge Independent. Breaking Glass is planning a limited theatrical followed by a DVD/VOD release this November.

Described as “a psychotropic daydream” (Total Film) that offers “a unique experience of sound & vision” (Smells Like Screen Spirit), SPACESHIP held its world premiere at SXSW and its European premiere at the BFI London Film Festival.

The film stars Alexa Davies (A Brilliant Young Mind), Tallulah Haddon (‘Taboo’), Lara Peake (How to Talk to Girls at Parties), Lucian Charles Collier (Lords of Chaos), Antti Reini (‘Vares’), and singer/songwriter Annabel Allum. In addition to its stellar cast, SPACESHIP also incorporates bewitching cinematography mixed with an eclectic soundtrack of musicians and bands including Annabel Allum, Appaloosa, Best Coast, Sunless 97 and East India Youth.

SPACESHIP was developed, financed and produced under Creative England’s iFeatures banner, supported by BBC Films and the BFI, with National Lottery. Executive producers are Christopher Moll, Steve Jenkins, Christopher Collins and Tristan Goligher (producer of Oscar-nominated 45 Years). Other titles from the iFeatures slate include the international festival hit ‘Lady Macbeth’, which will see a US release on July 14 through Roadside Attractions. The film is proudly produced by Nicola Bowen and Olivier Kaempfer, of Belly Productions and Parkville Pictures (Appropriate Behavior, The Miseducation of Cameron Post) respectively.

SPACESHIP follows teenage cyber-goth Lucidia, whose mother died mysteriously seven years ago in the family swimming pool. Her father, Gabriel, is an archaeologist who can’t move on. When Lucidia disappears in an apparent alien abduction, Gabriel is forced to confront her strange outsider friends and meets Tegan, a girl obsessed with unicorns and black holes. Emotional and audacious, the story is told from multiple points of view in an intriguing ride through a constellation of characters who are pulled together by teenage gravity, surrounded by adults who also feel the same irresistible pull as they orbit their own elusive identities, all looking for a universe to call their own.

The film is written and directed by Alex Taylor. Taylor is a SXSW award-winning director whose first short, KIDS MIGHT FLY, won a Special Jury Prize in 2010.
He was chosen as a Screen International “Star of Tomorrow” (2013) and The Independent’s “One to Watch” (2014). In 2016, Taylor presented the World Premiere of his debut feature film SPACESHIP.

“Sometimes the world looks at us like we’re an alien life-form come to screw over the planet, and I spent several weeks hanging out with a bunch of these extraterrestrials who cut their skin and drew smiley faces with their blood – this film is for them”, said writer/director Alex Taylor.

“I was inspired to make films by directors who had guts. Gus Van Sant, Larry Clark, Harmony Korine, Gregg Araki, Todd Solondzwho – all directors who did things other filmmakers wouldn’t dare”, continued Taylor. “American cinema has always felt more like my spiritual home than anywhere else, and to be invited to show Spaceship in the US is mind-blowing.”

“Alex Taylor’s feature debut has successfully opened the cinematic door to an incredible alternate universe, that happens to be right here on earth”, said Michael Repsch, SVP of Distribution & Sales at Breaking Glass. “Spaceship is science fiction, punk, coming-of-age, and, most importantly, a fresh viewing experience – we could not be more excited to share Alex’s vision.”

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