You had me at zombies and aliens! ALPHA: THE AWAKENING promises to be a genre-bending film and my interest has peaked. Shahin Sean Solimon is one of those guys who has a drive to get things done the best way he knows how. His debut feature, SINBAD: THE FIFTH VOYAGE was a really interesting film which paid homage to Ray Harryhausen with a modern twist and was really well received. Continuing in the same vein, he’s about to bring us a new feature which also pays homage to the classics, and in 4K!
From the Official Press Release:
Hollywood, CA (November 7, 2017) – Giant Flick LLC., announced today that writer/director and actor Shahin Sean Solimon who is best known for helming and starring in the title Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage (2014) PG-13 is currently in production on the Sci-Fi/Horror title Alpha: The Awakening.
The project promises to be a dramatic, character-driven ride about a man (Apollo) waking up as the last human on Earth. The project has many hidden metaphors and “easter eggs,” along with practical effects, CGI/VFX, action, and aliens called “Octaliens” in this mind-bending movie. It is also being filmed with state-of-the-art technology and will be a full 4K HD movie.
“I was a big fan of Rod Serling growing up. In fact, I would find myself cutting class to stay home and watch The Twilight Zone or the Outer Limits TV shows on channel 5 in Los Angeles.” Said Solimon.
According to Solimon, the driving force behind Alpha: The Awakening is its originality and idea.
“I loved the storytelling, substance, and characters in classic Sci-Fi TV which would drive the plot, all wrapped in a supernatural or sci-fi setting, so I wrote this as an original story with that philosophy in mind. I hope it will resonate with the fans.” Said Solimon.
Alpha: The Awakening is set for a 2018 release.
About Giant Flick Films:
With core genres of Fantasy, Sci-fi, Horror and Action-Adventure Giant Flick Films LLC is a production and distribution company based in Hollywood, Calif., and founded by a group of artist and partnerships that span the globe with a single goal of bringing great movies to the fans. Narrated by Sir Patrick Stewart (X-Men, Star Trek), debut film ‘Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage’ enjoyed wide on-demand viewership and is currently on Netflix.