A Peacemaker, who rejects his final mission to save an endangered planet, is believed to be cursed when a solar storm hits his spaceship
Pulsar is a Sci-Fi rendition of the biblical story of Jonah. The film does however hold its own grounds as a fictional realm as the focus turns around tolerance, racism and second chances; themes just as current and relatable today. A Peacemaker, who rejects his final mission to save an endangered planet, is believed to be cursed when a solar storm hits his spaceship.
Making a sci-fi film had always been my dream but due to the ambition and scale of the type of films I was aiming to make I found it hard to finance. By winning The Pitch I was finally given the creative freedom to build a distinctive and a stylized visual world that would truly stand out.
There is a lot of excitement around Pulsar and I believe that is because there are so few female directors marking high concept large-scale sci-fi films, particularly in the UK.
PULSAR stars David Gyasi as an intergalactic peacemaker who rejects his final mission to save an endangered planet – and jeopardises the all-female ex-convicts crew of the spacecraft he’s stowed away on. Jessie Buckley, rising as a BAFTA breakthrough talent and BIFA most promising newcomer, leads the rebel Cassa.
Loosely based on the story of Jonah, Pulsar was made through The Pitch, a film fund that provides a £30,000 budget for emerging filmmakers to create visionary short films based on Bible stories.