That’s right, folks, that little indie sci-fi film, Chimera, we reviewed back in February is starting to gather some well-deserved attention at film festivals.
[Be sure to click the link above to check out our thoughts on the film.]
is the first film by writer/director Maurice Haeems, and tells the story of a scientist driven to ethical and scientific extremes in an attempt to save his sick children. Driven to unlock the secrets hidden in the DNA of an “immortal” jellyfish, Quint (played brilliantly by Henry Ian Cusick) engages in research that will push the debate on stem cells, animal testing, and genetics.
of the Indie Spirit Best Picture Award at the
Boston International Film Festival (BIFF)
[along with Cinematographer David Kruta’s award for Indie Spirit Best Cinematography]
the Best Sci-Fi Feature Award at the
Phoenix Film Festival (PFF),
Chimera is now off to play London (SCI-FI London International Film Festival) as the Opening Night Feature, and Spain (The Bilbao Fantastic Film Festival), before returning home to New York and the New York Independent Film Festival.
We here at the Visually Stunning Movie Podcast wish to congratulate all those folks involved in creating this inventive piece of science fiction.