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South African Sci-Fi film wins in Boston

March 23, 2017 1:28 pm

AFDA Johannesburg alumnus Christopher-Lee Dos Santos, writer and director of the apocalyptic film “Last Broken Darkness” starring Sean Cameron Michael (Black Sails, 24) and Brandon Aurett (Chappie, Elysium) won the Best Screenplay Award at the Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival 2017.

The Boston Science Fiction Film Festival (“Boston SciFi”) is an 11-day cinematic event held at the historic Somerville Theatre from February 10th to the 20th. The 2017 edition marks our 42nd anniversary as the oldest genre fest in America.

The first nine days consist of a traditional film festival. Whether they be features, shorts, webisodes, workshops, parties or a new Hollywood film, BostonSciFi emphasizes emerging directors with distinct visions from around the globe.

Boston SciFi is the oldest genre fest in the country and one of the oldest in the world.

“Last Broken Darkness” is a post- apocalyptic film, where people are living underground in the mines and subways of North America after a massive meteor strike obliterates most of the Northern Hemisphere. Human Society has survived underground for 8 years, trading between stations in the tunnels, but one day one of these stations goes dark, and our lead character, SAM, is sent to investigate why.  But in its essence, “Last Broken Darkness” is really a character drama about a man who having lost his wife and little boy at the start of Armageddon, has become a cold selfish broken man. Only once he is forced to look after another girl, Rose, does he learn to open up, forgive himself and learn to care for others again.

Watch the trailer here:



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