Neasa Hardiman, Ireland, UK, Belgium, 2019o
AQUATIC MONSTROUS HUIS CLOS | After an attack by a mysterious sea creature, the crew of a fishing vessel discovers a new passenger. At sea, no one can hear you scream...
Siobhán, a student in marine biology, leaves for one week on a trawler to observe fishing practices off the Irish coast. The brilliant but shy young woman has trouble mingling with the crew members, who are unhappy with the presence of this stranger. When the boat crosses paths with a mysterious sea creature, things go awry and an unstoppable disease starts spreading on the vessel, sparing no one.
As a claustrophobic thriller set at sea pitching an isolated group of individuals against an unknown creature, SEA FEVER could become the new landmark of ALIEN reimaginings. Carefully articulating its sci-fi concept, the film develops its visual identity by leveraging the mysteries of underwater life and our fascination for what we do not know. With this tense, anxiety-inducing thriller, director Neasa Hardiman proves herself a master of suspense and delivers a surprising film, elevated by solid performances and an interesting take on animal images.
Neasa Hardiman started her career in television. The Dubliner became the youngest director to work on the Irish soap opera FAIR CITY, before collaborating on many other series, documentaries, and TV programmes. The two-time BAFTA winner (for her TV work) is moving on to feature films with SEA FEVER. The film was already selected at various high-profile festivals and won the award for Best First-Feature Screenplay at the London Film Awards.
2010 – TRACY BEAKER RETURNS (series)
2014 – SCOTT & BAILEY (series)
2016 – HAPPY VALLEY (series)
2017 – INHUMANS (series, "The Gentleman's Name is Gorgon")
2017 – Z: THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING (series)
2018 – JESSICA JONES (series).