Zenith, a seven-minute science fiction drama directed by Fergal Costello, is currently in post-production. The film stars John Morton and deals with an astronaut, adrift in space, remembering the wife and life he has left behind on Earth in his final moments.
The film and its effects utilized the VFX technique Cloud Tank Photography, pioneered by Douglas Trumball for Close Encounters of the Third Kind, to film the space sequences.
Costello has worked extensively with RTÉ Two’s Republic of Telly and The Fear but dedicates the majority of his time to his own projects, the last of which, Shocker, received its premiere screening in The Lighthouse Cinema, Smithfield.
Zenith was made for €1,300 and is currently in post-production for an early February release. Director Peter Foott helped in the funding process of the film.
Ciaran Birch composed the score for the short film.
The film is aiming for an early February completion with screening dates to be announced soon.
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You’d think he’d a shaved before goin’ into space.