Monsters

Awards
ASTEROIDE BEST FILM - TRIESTE FILM FESTIVAL 2010
NEW DIRECTOR'S AWARD - EDINBURGH FILM FESTIVAL 2010
BEST DIRECTOR - PIFAN 2010
BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS - SITGES 2010
BEST DIRECTOR - BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS 2010
BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION - BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS 2010
BEST TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT - BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS 2010
Library (Launched SXSW 2010) / Drama Sci Fi / UK / 93 mins / 2010
Director:
Gareth Edwards (Godzilla)
Writer:
Gareth Edwards
Cast:
Scoot McNairy (Argo, Killing Them Softly, Frank)
Whitney Able
Producers:
Allan Niblo (Human Traffic, The Firm, The Sweeney)
James Richardson (The Sweeney, Streetdance 3D, Bronson)
Production Credits:
Vertigo Films

Six years ago NASA discovered the possibility of alien life within our solar system. A probe was launched to collect samples, but crashed upon re-entry over Central America. Soon after, new life forms began to appear there, and half of Mexico was quarantined as an 'Infected Zone'.

Today, the American and Mexican military still struggle to contain 'the creatures'. Our story begins when a US journalist (McNairy) agrees to escort a shaken American tourist through the Infected Zone to the safety of the American border.

About the Director:

Gareth Edwards has always pushed the boundaries of filmmaking. His Graduation film was one of the first ever student films to combine live-action with digital effects. As a result he soon got sidetracked in a career creating BAFTA award-winning and EMMY nominated visual effects entirely ‘from his bedroom’.

He recently broke new ground directing the epic drama ‘Attila the Hun’ for the BBC, creating all the 250 visual effects by himself. But still frustrated with the ‘factory approach’ to filmmaking, he entered the SCI-FI-LONDON 48 Hour Film Challenge, hoping to prove that you could make a cinematic film with no crew and just one actor in only 2 days. The film won first prize and led to his feature film debut with Vertigo Films... ‘MONSTERS’.