The CANNESERIES Official Competition has unveiled its first 2018 TV fest competition lineup, showcasing a wide range of 10 ambitious and anticipated new series, including Sandra Oh’s “Killing Eve,” Omri Givon’s “When Heroes Fly,” and “Here on Earth,” co-created by Gael García Bernal with Michael C.Hall
Most notably is the CANNESERIES digital competition nominee, the viral sensation sci-fi thriller “ATROPA,” directed by Eli Sasich.
Official Poster: Legendary poster designer Paul Shipper lent his hand the to ATROPA project
“ATROPA” centres around a troubled Off-World Officer, portrayed by actor Anthony Bonaventura, running from his past, finds himself slammed directly into it when he boards the mysterious spaceship ATROPA.
A love-letter to the grungy science fiction movies of the 70s and 80s, the seven-episode digital series ATROPA features a twisting sci-fi plot, dazzling visual effects, and legendary genre actor Michael Ironside, who starred in “Total Recall” and “Top Gun”.
The cast includes Jeannie Bolet, Chris Voss, David M. Edelstein and Ben Kliewer.
The Cast: Actors Anthony Bonaventura, Jeannie Bolet, Chris Voss, David M. Edelstein and Ben Kliewer.
What started as a passion project many moons ago by Eli Sasich, who co-wrote the series with Clayton Tolbert, began the journey as a short pitch-film for a feature screenplay, ATROPA went on to become a viral hit.
Produced by Chris Bryan and Lieren Stuivenvolt Allen, ATROPA was adapted into a seven-episode digital series that can be streamed online at Studio+.
Cinematic: A love-letter to the grungy science fiction movies of the 70s and 80s, the seven-episode digital series ATROPA features a twisting sci-fi plot
Scene Stealer: Actor Chris Voss in a still shot from the set of ATROPA
Behind the Scenes: Actors Anthony Bonaventura and Jeannie Bolet between scenes
The Series plays homage to every Sci-Fi film you can think off with hints of Ridley Scott’s “Alien”, “Blade Runner”, the finished result produces a unique cinematic take on the genre with breathtaking special effects.
The set was designed by Production Designer Alec Contestabile and Wardrobe by Costume Designer Dagmarette Yen.
Wardrobe: Costume Designer Dagmarette Yen provided Wardrobe for “Atropa” the series
All in tact: The set was designed by Production Designer Alec Contestabile
Supporting role: Legendary genre actor Michael Ironside, appears in the film and has starred in “Total Recall” and “Top Gun”
CORRIDOR is a film, television, and new media production company created by writer, director, producer Eli Sasich.
Corridor is responsible for various award-winning films, including Dead West, Watcher, and HENRi.
A Team: Director Eli Sasich and Producer Lieren Stuivenvolt Allen on set
On Set: Director Eli Sasich on set with actor Ben Kliewer
Atropa will be available in its first run worldwide from March 9 on Studio+, including in the U.S., where the service has just launched and is part of the Studio71 short-form scripted series catalog.
Behind the Scenes set photography provided by Photographer Robert Lang.