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On a world light-years from Earth, a beautiful mystic warrior must choose between her people's future and the life of an American astronaut with whom she is in love.



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Credited cast:
Takahiro Inoue ...
Shogoto (as Taka Hiro)
Amanda Louie ...
Vincent Ternida ...
Richard Hu ...
Ramil Omosura ...
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2057 AD: On a mysterious alien planet, three NASA astronauts discover the human descendents of a lost Asian civilization. Sheenyana (Yvette Lu), a beautiful mystic warrior, engages in a passionate, forbidden affair with Lt. Richard O'Conner (Danny Dorosh). Yet despite her lover's goodness, Sheenyana's psychic visions foretell a coming danger from Earth. When her manipulative rival, Princess Xionko (Beverly Wu), plots to steal American weapons and expose their affair, it nearly costs the princess her life--sparking an intercultural incident that will force Sheenyana before her king (Taka Hiro) to choose between the destiny of her people and the life of the man she loves. Written by H. Scott Hughes, writer/director

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20 September 2008 (USA)  »

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CAD 8,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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The film's backstory is influenced by Erich von Daniken's theories of "ancient astronauts," which claim that ancient humans had access to extraterrestrial travel. The film (fictitiously) suggests that thousands of years ago, an advanced Asian civilization from Earth seeded a human population on what is now Sheenyana's planet (presumably in the Alpha Centauri star system, based on a comment by Dr. Hanson that they have traveled just over four light years). While no other films are currently slated, Hughes has conceived the "Food for the Gods" storyline as merely the first chapter of a expanding saga, in which Sheenyana's trials would continue in an outlined trilogy spanning twenty years of searching for her people's incredible interstellar origins and discovering their ultimate and surprising future in "City for the Gods" and "Destiny for the Gods." See more »


Dr. Denise Hanson: Wow. And you know her name.
Lt. Richard O'Conner: She pointed to herself and said 'Sheenyana.'
Lt. Cmdr. Monroe Bellwood: Maybe she just meant, 'Holy shit, aliens.'
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Spun-off from Crazy Old Woman (2007) See more »


Sheenyana Meets Richard
Composed by Yvette Lu & H. Scott Hughes
Performed by Yvette Lu
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