As previously reported, Oklahoma-made independent superhero epic “The Posthuman Project”has been selected to screen today at the 2014 Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival in San Diego, Calif.
My pal Kyle Roberts, the film’s director, as well as other members of the cast and crew made the trek to Cali to participate in Comic-Con and the film’s screening, which is set for 11:35 a.m. today at the Marriott Marquis & Marina.
The film, co-written by my friend Matt Price and well-known comics writer Sterling Gates, already has played at the Florida Supercon Super Geek Film Festival in Miami. It made its world premiere earlier this summer at Oklahoma City’s deadCenter Film Festival, where it won the Best Oklahoma Film award.
Matt reports on his Nerdage blog that fans in Oklahoma will have chances to see the film again soon as well: the film will be screened as part of FLY Film Festival in Enid and the Red Dirt International Film Festival in Stillwater. More info on the film is available at the web site and Facebook page.
With the heart of a John Hughes film and the energy of “X-Men,” “The Posthuman Project” is a feature-length indie superhero film that focuses on the roots of the teenage experience, capturing that careful mix of invulnerability and powerlessness that only youth can conjure. Here is the film synopsis, plus two trailers:
Denny Burke (Kyle Whalen) is finally about to graduate high school. Senior year has been one bad thing after another: a broken leg, a broken heart, and – worst of all – a broken home. With four of his closest friends, Denny goes on one last rock-climbing trip to prove he’s ready to start his adult life… On their trip the five teens receive a genetic boost beyond anything they’d ever imagined. Denny’s soon faced with the first big decision of his adult life: does he give up these powers and stay a normal teenager, or does he keep them… and graduate from the human race?