Somnius is a science fiction film about a young, space-faring monk who is put to the test when he is attacked by a group of bandits bent on hijacking his ship. Forced to take defensive action, the monk must use the unique, world- simulating abilities of his vessel — Somnius — as well as his mastery over the martial arts, to thwart his aggressors.
ABOUT THE FILM
Somnius was made with a shoestring budget, dozens of volunteers, and an entire year in post production by Denver Jackson, who holds the title of director, editor, VFX, concept artist, storyboard artist, props designer, builder and costume designer. High school friends Alain Williams (Writer) and Marc Junker (Composer) round out the main creative force — and 4000 hours of post-production — behind Somnius.
Since its inception as a fun idea over breakfast (“wouldn’t it be cool if we...”), Somnius has become the culmination of the artistic disciplines and practices of its creators. Alain’s script, along with Denver’s drive and work ethic, attracted the assistance of a small but loyal cast and crew. For the last year Denver has been diligently editing and creating effects for Somnius in the basement of his parents home. Occasionally he was seen rummaging through model kits in toy stores, or in his garage studio where he, Alain and Marc built and filmed the spaceship models from scratch based on Denver’s concept designs.
It is through this hard work and dedication that we presents Somnius: a film in- spired by sci-fi and Hong Kong action, that punctuates no genre is off limits to the independent filmmaker.