‘To save humanity she will go…’
Beyond Existence is a 2022 science fiction thriller film involving a government agent and a professor on the run.
Directed by Schuman Hoque making her feature directorial debut from a screenplay co-written by Christopher Butler and Steven Farah. Produced by Enrico Falzetti, Claire Farah and Steven Farah.
The British Capital Films production stars Amelia Clay, Gary MacKay, Vincent Vermignon, Pauline Turner and Bamshad Abedi-Amin.
Ellen (Amelia Clay), a government agent follows orders to seek and destroy a professor (Gary MacKay) who’s been trading government information to foreign territories.
However, in a twist of fate, the professor’s life is spared, and the unlikely couple finds themselves on a road trip through some of the more barren landscapes of England pursued by an immortal bounty hunter.
” …its scope is way too epic to be successfully delivered by a couple of ordinary souls in a hatchback (McKay and Clay being little more than serviceable in their roles), and so it’s left to the Indian VFX crew ‘Wild’ to pull out some modest topped and tailed set pieces which are more impressive than anything that occurs between them […] ‘Beyond Existence’ doesn’t really work either as sci-fi or drama.” Bloody Flicks
“I liked the concept of the story, but its scope is way too epic to be successfully delivered by a couple of ordinary souls in a hatchback (McKay and Clay being little more than serviceable in their roles), and so it’s left to the Indian VFX crew ‘Wild’ to pull out some modest topped and tailed set pieces which are more impressive than anything that occurs between them.” Dark Eyes of London
the leads do such a good job of sustaining the interest that you’ll gloss over the fact this feels like a Brit version of The X Files with a wispy, otherworldly entity being just enough to tickle the interest and satisfy that craving for wonderful weirdness. The problem of course is that two folks on the run from enemy forces while dealing with big ideas has been done countless times […] However, there’s a lot of potential here.” On: Yorkshire Magazine
Beyond Existence premiered at the 2022 Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival in February. Capital Films will release the film later in 2022.
Cast and characters:
Amelia Clay … Ellen
Gary MacKay … The Professor
Vincent Vermignon … The Guardian
Pauline Turner … The Waitress
Bamshad Abedi-Amin … Security Guard
Jon McKenna … Scrapyard Owner
Steven Farah … The Barman