Gonella Productions

Gonella Productions

ASCENDANCE

ASCENDANCE

LANGUAGE: English

Genre: Science Fiction
Running Time: 27:17
Year of production: 2018

SYNOPSIS

In a dystopian nuclear future, renegade corporations profit off the destruction while Dragoons, a race of super-soldiers, rule most of the population. One of these Dragoons is hired by a corporation to hunt down an unknown killer. Very soon they all realize that not all is as it seems and the hunters become the hunted.

PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION

Production Company: Vega Productions, Falvation Films
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions

CAST

Ethan McDowell - “SGT. Kirkland”
Doug Brooks - “Mitchell”
Luke Walton - “Perkins”
Breigh Fouhy - “Matilda”
Bradley Hawkins – “Officer”
Dawn Marron- “Boyle”
James Wells – “Reid”
Athena McDowell – “Trade Post Owner”

MAIN CREDITS

Director: Aaron Falvey
Screenwriter: Michael Ortiz, Marangelie Vega
Producer: Michael Ortiz, Aaron Falvey, Rolando Vega
Director of Photography: Joshua Echevarria
Sound: Kenyon Murphy, James Mitchell
Editing: Iain Carson, Daniel Noa
Sound Editing: Tyler Bailey
Music Composer: Steven Coltart

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Genre: Science Fiction
Sub-genre: Dystopian
Language: English
Country of origin: United States
Year of production: 2018
Total running time: 27:17
Shooting format: RED Dragon 5k REDCODE RAW
Color type: Color
Aspect ratio: 2:35:1
Sound format: 5.1 Surround & Stereo

AWARDS

Winner: Best Sci-Fi/Action Film | Twin Tiers International Film Festival 2019
Winner: Best Half-Feature Film | Orlando Film Festival 2018
Top 100 Award: L.A. Neo Noir Novel, Film, & Script Festival 2019

FESTIVAL SELECTIONS

Official Selection: Mammoth Film Festival 2019
Official Selection: Midwest Action Film Fest 2019
Official Selection: Top of the South Film Festival 2018

BIOGRAPHY OF THE DIRECTOR

Aaron Falvey is an award-winning Director and Producer who was born and raised in Blenheim, New Zealand. He has been passionate about film-making since the age of nine when his friend’s parents bought a handy-cam, and Aaron and his friends spent their weekends making short home movies. Ever since then Aaron has been inspired to become a film director. Aaron has been working for the New Zealand Defence Force as a Video Producer since 2006 and has produced a substantial number of videos, most notably a 26 minute Royal New Zealand Air Force Documentary which the RNZAF use nationwide to recruit new personnel. Aaron has also been involved in numerous film productions as either a director or producer. He is best known for his work on the films Alone (2014), Outer Darkness (2014), award-winning short film The Flame (2015), and Ascendance (2018). Aaron has recently finished directing his first feature film, Northspur which is due for release in the latter part of 2020. He is also developing a second, ‘Sector 681’ for possible production in 2021.