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Beyond White Space (2018)

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2150 A.D. The Essex, a deep space fishing vessel for industry giant, AmberCorp, is ready to make its final harvest of the season. The ship brushes with a rare creature, mammoth in size and ... See full summary »

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Ken Locsmandi
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Credited cast:
Holt McCallany ... Richard Bentley
Zulay Henao ... Lynn Navarro
Dave Sheridan ... Stubniski
James Devoti ... Owen Bentley
Jocko Sims ... Harpo
Kodi Kitchen ... Batali
Mike Genovese ... Hawthorne
Tiffany Brouwer ... Ragsland
Isaac C. Singleton Jr. ... Boomer Lieutenant
Sebastian A. Jones Sebastian A. Jones ... Boomer Captain
Spencer Hill Spencer Hill ... Captain Bentley
John Devoti John Devoti ... Boomer #2
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sheena Chou ... Lifen
Lauren Mary Kim ... Meili
Ashley Lambert ... Automated Ship (voice)
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2150 A.D. The Essex, a deep space fishing vessel for industry giant, AmberCorp, is ready to make its final harvest of the season. The ship brushes with a rare creature, mammoth in size and highly territorial. Could this be the same leviathan that killed Richard and Owen's father? To make matters worse, a vicious band of scavengers intercept the transmission and infiltrate the Essex, leaving them with nothing. With no cargo and few supplies, the captain makes a daring decision, they will venture into uncharted territory, playing for keeps, to capture the creature for a large black market take. Written by Anonymous

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In deep Space, the monsters don't hide in the Dark.

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Sci-Fi | Thriller

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English

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14 December 2018 (USA) See more »

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White Space See more »

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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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There are numerous references to Herman Melville's epic 19th century novel, Moby Dick: the obsessive and vengeful pursuit of an enormous creature, many nautical themes, harpooners, reference to "ambergris" (the sought after substance in sperm whales), a character named Ahab (Ron Yuan), a silver sculpture of a whale (although it appears to be a blue whale rather than a sperm whale), a character named Stubniski (Dave Sheridan) known as "Stubs" (paralleling the character Stubbs in Moby Dick), pirates called "Boomers" (there is a character named Captain Boomer in Moby Dick), the main ship's name is the Essex (the same name as the historical ship upon which the Pequod from Moby Dick is based), Hawthorne's (Mike Genovese) last line ("With my last breath") parallels Captain Ahab's last line ("I spit my last breath at thee"), etc. See more »

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Good effort from Ken Locsmandi
15 December 2018 | by dcerisano-27495See all my reviews

Ken Locsmandi has a long and impressive background as a special effects master. Beyond White Space (BWS) was a very ambitious project for a first time director, since the story is essentially Moby Dick.

I personally love the idea of rebooting classics into the SF genre. The only problem is that they will inevitably be compared with the classics - very risky.

Moby Dick already has several excellent cinematic incarnations, most recently Heart Of The Sea. These have been big budget, big name productions able to attract seasoned directors and actors.

The special effects in BWS are top notch, as to be expected from Locsmandi. The acting however is hit and miss. This has to be laid on the director, since the actors do prove they can hit their mark occasionally.

I have a feeling too much of the budget went into CG, not filming the endless live takes of inexperienced actors required to hit the mark every time in the final cut.

Perhaps he should have cast at least one seasoned and proven actor to lead the others. It likely would have improved the overall performance. The acting seemed rushed, impatient even.


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