Sea Fever

Directed by Neasa Hardiman, 2019 Ireland, Sweden, Belgium, UK 89 minutes
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The crew of an Irish fishing trawler fall prey to a deadly sea creature in this gripping sci-fi thriller. Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival.

Neasa Hardiman’s suspenseful creature feature has acquired a new relevance since its world premiere at Toronto. Dougray Scott and Connie Nielsen anchor the tale as a couple facing financial ruin unless their trawler snares a bumper catch on its next foray into the Atlantic. Joining them is Siobhán (Hermione Corfield, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation), a brilliant and socially awkward marine biology student. Hardiman’s screenplay neatly combines tense human drama and monster movie terror when a massive underwater entity latches onto the vessel and begins to infect crewmembers with voracious parasitic spores. Siobhán’s attempt to destroy the organism and prevent an apocalyptic pandemic lends an eerie, prescient quality to the film’s exciting action.  

Neasa Hardiman’s credits include award-winning shorts, documentaries and drama. She won BAFTAs for directing episodes of TV series’ Happy Valley and Tracy Beaker Returns. Sea Fever is her first feature.  

Program Strand
Europe! Voices of Women in Film,
15+, unless accompanied by an adult
In English
Premiere Status
Australian Premiere,
Neasa Hardiman,
Brendan McCarthy, John McDonnell,
Hermione Corfield, Connie Nielsen, Dougray Scott,
Neasa Hardiman,
Ruairí O'Brien,
Barry Moen, Julian Ulrichs,
Horror, Sci-Fi, Environment, Women Directors,
Company Credits
Australian Distributor: Icon Film Distribution,