AUSTIN, TX -- As part of its Orbiter Year-Round Series, Other Worlds Austin SciFi Film Festival is excited to present the Texas premiere of the SciFi space drama TELEIOS on Wednesday, April 19 (7:30pm) at Flix Brewhouse. Writer/Director Ian Truitner will be in attendance and will do a Q&A after the screening.
In the award-wining film, a deep space mining vessel has been adrift for two years. It is suspected the crew brutally killed each other, but the reason for the bloodbath is unknown. A rescue crew made of genetically modified "perfect" humans is sent to find if there are any survivors, what happened and why.
Five genetically engineered “perfect” humans are sent on a rescue mission to Titan, the largest moon of Saturn, where only one man has survived a ruined expedition to retrieve a vital cargo. Under the stress of isolation in outer space, the five perfect humans begin to exhibit formerly-concealed character flaws that threaten to tear the mission (and their chances for survival) apart.
"TELEIOS is classic SciFi, journeying out into the unknown in search of answers,” says Bears Fonté, OWA Founder and Artistic Director. “In the tradition of EVENT HORIZON, Ian Truitner's film gives us a mission that has already failed, and a new crew ready to pick up where they left off... space is a dangerous place, the further we get out, the more dangerous it becomes."
"Should be high on your watch list... for its strong story that is wrapped in conversation pieces you can dissect for hours.” - Joseph Tucker, Irish Film Critic
"A film that is stunning to watch and gives viewers a spectacle that will keep them thinking throughout." - Peter Hopkins, Video Vault
"A glossy, eye-popping action adventurer with a stellar cast." - Horror Buzz
"Entertaining and thought provoking..." - Ryan Cole, Movie-Blogger.com
"Reminiscent of an episode of Star Trek or 2001: A Space Odyssey... you feel completely immersed in this futuristic world." - Tai Freligh, Flickering Myth
“Visually stunning and thematically engrossing...” - Indie Horror
“Engaging and rich story... excellence in visual craftsmanship.” - Decay Magazine
“Absorbing story and startling plot twists...” - HK Film News
"TELEIOS goes the extra mile by being a thought-provoking piece of sci-fi" - Chris Mahon, Outer Places
CAST AND CREW:
Writer/Director, Ian Truitner
Ian forged a unique path into the film industry by merging the incongruous worlds of military training and theater. He learned the technical aspects of film as a combat photographer in the U.S. Army while practicing stage craft at the University of Minnesota. By applying guerrilla tactics to filmmaking he became a prolific creator of numerous award-winning endeavors, including W.M.D. (2013), EXPECTING LOVE (2009), CUTTING ROOM (2006) and RICHARD ROE (2001).
Sunny Mabrey is an actress, writer, and comedian who hails from Rainbow City, Alabama. After traveling the world on the modeling circuit for a year following high school, Sunny went on to graduate with a B.A. in Theatre from University of Mobile, a small liberal arts school where she discovered her passion for acting and entertainment. She relocated to New York upon graduation. Soon after, a Sony film brought Sunny to the West Coast. Since then, she has gone on to achieve recurring roles on ABC's "Once Upon A Time", CBS's "Reckless", Lifetime's "The Client List", AMC's "Mad Men", TNT's "Memphis Beat", and CMT's "Still the King". She has starred in many studio and independent films, including playing opposite Samuel L. Jackson in the feature film, "xXx: State of the Union" and again in the cult comedy-thriller, "Snakes on a Plane". Her independent film, "One Last Thing" premiered at the Toronto Film Festival.
Lance played in Major and minor league baseball until 2010 when we was granted free agency. He played for the Chicago White Sox, New York Mets, and the Toronto Blue Jays throughout his baseball career. His first major film was in Olympus Has Fallen (2013).
TJ Hoban is an actor, writer, and fitness model. He's best known for his recurring role as Rex on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2008-2013) and is considered one of the top fitness models in the industry, appearing on over 100 fitness magazine covers. His first acting role was in Babylon 5: The River of Souls (1998) as Durfal, a male hologram opposite Nikki Ziering. He's the writer, producer, and lead actor of slapstick comedy Venice Heat (2011).
Christian Pitre is an actress, known for Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011) and Bounty Killer (2013).
Mykel Shannon Jenkins
Mykel Shannon Jenkins is an actor and producer, known for Undisputed 3: Redemption (2010), Anonymous (2013) and The Gods (2015).
Ursula Mills is an actress, known for Peter Pan (2003) and Bunker (2014).
Weetus Cren is known for his work on The Scottish Play (2017) and W.M.D. (2013).
Michael Nouri is an known for Flashdance (1983), The Proposal (2009) and The Terminal (2004).
Interviews and screener available upon request.
About Other Worlds Austin
Other Worlds Austin is one of the premiere SciFi film festivals in the US, championing filmmakers and writers and bringing the best films to the ‘Geek Capital of the World.’
With a diverse and approachable team of programmers, we are building a network of SciFi fans and filmmakers, leading a loyal community, and launching SciFi films into the wider world.
About Flix Brewhouse
In addition to its flagship location in Round Rock, TX, Flix Brewhouse operates in Des Moines, Iowa and Carmel, Indiana, with more locations coming. The Flix Mix lobby bar and cafe is open seven days a week to the public, no ticket required, so you can come in and grab a bite to eat or have a locally brewed beer anytime!