For marine biology student, Siobhan (Hermione Corfield), it was supposed to be a research excursion, with a trawler crew fishing the West Irish seas. But when they hit an unseen object, and become marooned, a mysterious parasite infects their water supply.
Soon the oozing force infiltrates the entire vessel, and turns Siobhan’s journey into a claustrophobic fight for survival. Can they stop the mysterious water borne parasite from spreading, before it’s too late?
The official trailer for the tense and original Irish sci-fi thriller, Sea Fever, written and directed by BAFTA-winning, Neasa Hardiman (behind BBC triumph, Happy Valley and Netflix hit, Jessica Jones), has been released, ahead of its Irish premiere at the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival on Saturday March 7, and Irish cinema release on April 24.
Reminiscent of cult classics, The Thing, and The Abyss, Sea Fever stars Hermione Corfield (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Connie Nielsen (Wonder Woman), Dougray Scott (Hitman) and Jack Hickey (Game of Thrones). Ardalan Esmaili, Olwen Fouéré, and newcomer, Elie Bouakaze also feature.
The film had its world premiere at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival in September, where it was met with a strong reception. It will now have its Irish premiere at the Dublin International Film Festival, on Saturday March 7, where writer/director, Neasa Hardiman, will be in attendance.
Sea Fever was produced by Brendan McCarthy and John McDonnell, of Dublin-based Fantastic Films, with Belgium’s Frakas Productions, and Sweden’s Bright Pictures.
Wildcard Distribution will release Sea Fever in Irish cinemas on Friday 24 April.