100 minutes – Comedy
Festival release date: November 30, 2018 (World Premiere, Whistler Film Festival)
Release date: TBA
Production company: The Story Attic
Kristian Bruun (Orphan Black) plays a character named Damon, who is a geologist down on his luck, down on his life and down in the dumps. He is, after all, living in the basement of his former home now occupied by his ex and her hunky new beau. Things are so bad for him here on Earth, he’s decided to try for a spot on some billionaire’s inaugural one-way mission to Mars. However, he’s overweight, lacks social skills, and is both a bit of a dreamer and, given his situation, a bit of a loser in life. On the positive side, he at least has some technical aptitude to contribute to such a mission. Then he meets an oddball musician named Phoebe, played by Cara Gee. Suddenly Damon starts to doubt the wisdom of his scheme even if his muse has her own troubles, troubles that are just as bad as his own.
Red Rover was shot in Toronto during the summer of 2017.