Within seconds of the film starting, I felt the need to put on a space helmet and ensure my air filter was fresh. Prospect didn’t use too many high production tricks, just a few tastefully sprinkled visual notes to immerse you in this world. I’m a sucker for a slow burn with the time being spent on showing me who the characters really are, and I got that with this feature film.
A strong side note: the wardrobe/costumes were beautifully crafted and intentionally created, they were characters themselves. The individual suits felt like visual representations of each character’s traits.
I can’t recommend this film enough to those tired of SciFi movies that build a script around a new visual effect, or a ridiculous catastrophic event, especially the ones that don’t show how people would actually react in those situations. Prospect is the type of movie that will have a strong cult following and I’m excited to be there from the beginning.
Prospect stars Sophie Thatcher, Pedro Pascal, Jay Duplas, and is written and directed by Zeek Earl and Christopher Caldwell. This is also the first feature film distributed by Gunpowder & Sky’s label DUST. DUST is now on my radar thanks to this movie and I can’t wait for more innovative storytelling from these creative minds.
SYNOPSIS: A teenage girl and her father travel to a remote alien moon, aiming to strike it rich. They've secured a contract to harvest a large deposit of the elusive gems hidden in the depths of the moon's toxic forest. But there are others roving the wilderness and the job quickly devolves into a fight to survive. Forced to contend not only with the forest's other ruthless inhabitants, but with her own father's greed-addled judgment, the girl finds she must carve her own path to escape.
If you’re still reading and are the type to be the above mentioned ravenous cult following movie goer, come back here after seeing the film and check out the early short film from 2014. It’s amazing to see this concept evolve but keep to the original intent. I’m officially a fan of Zeek Earl and Chris Caldwell. Creatives like them inspire me to stay up and keep writing my own work.