“We brought [LIFE] to SXSW because Austin is where it’s at these days and we were very honored to be a part of your closing night,” said Producer Bonnie Curtis.
LIFE, a frightening sci-fi thriller about a team of scientists aboard the International Space Station, follows a mission of discovery that turns to one of primal fear. The film features an ensemble cast of Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ariyon Bakare, and Olga Dihovichnaya and is available to watch now digitally and on DVD/Blu-Ray.
Read below for our interview with director Daniel Espinosa and check out our Q&A from the world premiere, moderated by Director of SXSW Film, Janet Pierson.
Q: Tell us a little about your film?
DE: It’s about a strange friendship that goes wrong… And it gets very scary very fast.
Q: What motivated you to tell this story?
DE: My fear of germs. Or, rather, the possibility of germs. They could take over, you know.
Q: What do you want the audience to take away from this film?
DE: To have a blast … and maybe think a little afterwards.
Learn More About SXSW 2018
Learn how to successfully submit your film to the 2018 SXSW Film Festival with our How to Submit Your Film video and find out more information about deadlines and fees on our submissions page. Stay tuned for more information about our programming for the season, and mark your calendars for Tuesday, August 1 when registration and housing opens.