While searching for valuable gems on a remote moon, a teenage girl and her treasure-hunting father find themselves besieged by ruthless criminals in this brainy sci-fi adventure.
Deep in space, teenager Cee (Sophie Thatcher) and her troubled dad Damon (Jay Duplass) hurtle toward a remote alien moon in a ship that looks more than a little worse-for-the-wear. The two are prospectors, lured to this dangerous no man’s land with hopes of striking it rich by harvesting the moon’s untapped supply of gems. But after locating a treasure trove of valuable stones, Cee and Damon attract the attention of some unsavory characters, including verbose, cutthroat bandit Ezra (Pablo Pascal). Imperiled by her father’s greed-driven recklessness and hounded by the moon’s vicious inhabitants, Cee must fend for herself in a place where even the air she breathes contains the threat of danger. Expanding on their acclaimed 2014 short of the same name, co-directors and writers Zeek Earl and Chris Caldwell have crafted a sci-fi adventure with the soul of a Western. At once small-scale and epic, PROSPECT offers a fully realized vision of a world that’s both beautiful and threatening, thanks in large part to its striking, retro-futuristic production design. And as Cee, newcomer Thatcher creates a memorably flinty sci-fi heroine worth rooting for.
CAST: Sophie Thatcher, Jay Duplass, Pedro Pascal
In Competition: Best Narrative Feature, First Feature Award
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