And fresh off a year of film festivals and a win at the Barbados Film Festival for Best Sci-Fi Feature, Diverge might be the next indie darling you need to check out, and SYFY WIRE has a exclusive peek at its trailer.
Set amid the fallout of a global pandemic that has laid waste to humanity's cities, the film follows a man as he tries to search for a cure to save his wife, who's been struck with a lethal virus. After he finds himself held captive by a stranger he encounters, he is faced with a decision that could have a far-reaching impact.
Diverge is the first feature-length film from Young Gunner Films, and it's ambitious. It was shot over the course of a year in order to capture different seasons accurately, as well as (minor spoiler) being able to effectively portray lead actor Ivan Sandomire in two distinctly different timelines.
Writer-director James Morrison set out to create something abstract and sprawling that would challenge sci-fi fans' imaginations — all without any studio backing.
Check out the first full trailer below:
The film will be released through iTunes on Feb. 6, but you can pre-order it now if you want to throw a little extra support behind an independent science fiction feature that is completely its own and not a rehash, remake, re-imagining, or continuation of something that already exists.