RISEN (2021) Preview of alien seed sci-fi flick



‘We’re at the edge of a mass extinction’

Risen is a 2021 Australian-American science fiction about a meteor that causes a gigantic alien tree to grow and release toxic spores…

Written, produced and directed by Eddie Arya, the movie stars Nicole Schalmo, Jack Campbell, Dominic Stone and Kenneth Trujillo.


Disaster unfolds in Badger, a small farming town in the state of New York when a meteor strike contaminates the air, turning it toxic. People begin to die. Lauren (Nicole Schalmo), an astrobiologist, tracked by Homeland security, is called in to find answers for this unearthly event. She reluctantly gets involved in the effort to solve the ensuing crisis.

Meanwhile, a gigantic tree, an other-worldly object has grown at the site of the meteorite impact. It becomes apparent, once was speculated to be a meteorite is in fact an experimental seed sent to Earth in their search for a new home.

The seed has been sent from a dying world, a desperate world in order to grow their trees to create a habitable environment for themselves on Earth and then colonise it…


Release date:

In the USA, Risen will be released On-Demand by Vertical Entertainment on August 20, 2021.

Cast and characters:

Nicole Schalmo … Lauren
Jack Campbell … Colonel Emmerich
Dominic Stone … Rob Windsor
Kenneth Trujillo … David Santiago
Caroline McQuade … Mandy Stone
Wassim Hawat … Vince US Marshal
Buffy Anne Littaua … Doctor Maria Paselo
Nicole Sharrock … Sergeant Nitro
Melissa Brattoni … Sergeant Thompson
Anthony Moisset … Sergeant Brooks
Marcus Johnson … David Howell
Melissa Davidson … Media Reporter
Natalie Rose … Narelle Jackson
Alex Gallant … Sergeant Clayton
Lily Brown Griffiths … Meryl Windsor (as Lily Brown)
Olga Olshansky … Elena
Mansoor Noor … Scott
Shakila Zab … US Soldier
Kyle Lovett … Sergeant Nolan
Grace Chim … Jen (Survivor)
Vicki Gard … Doctor Perry
David MacPhail … Agent Hopson
Alan Flower … Ramsey
Veronika Jendruch … US Soldier
Kya Stewart … Rachel Stermon
Michela Carattini … Samantha Bransgrove
Terri Purchase … Doctor Thompson
Amelia Forsyth-Smith … Boardroom Member
Danny Barton … Boardroom Member
Michael Koorey … US Soldier
Sarah Hallam … Media Reporter
Matias Klaver … Joseph
Caroline George … Ashley McKnight
Jack Kelly … Gavin Sibinski
Zahlee Moore … Valerie Windsor
Gavin Jones … Reporter Tom Mason
Ray Pearson … Dan Holland
Brandon Pitts … Sergeant Johnson
Jay Kallaway … Geoff Smith

Filming locations:

Alberta, Canada
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia