Executive Producer and Director Garo Setian Talks ‘Space Wars: Quest for Deepstar‘ Releasing in Theaters on Friday, April 21, 2023 and on VOD May 2, 2023.
Executive Producer and Director Garo Setian and I became fast friends over his previous film, 2019’s ‘Automation‘. In those four years, especially during the down time as our world was locked up, Setian and writer, Joe Knetter, created the film ‘Space Wars: Quest for Deepstar‘ releasing in theaters on Friday, April 21, 2023, on VOD May 2, 2023 and on DVD/Blu-ray May 9, 2023.
Setian and I discuss the creation of the film, how it was a family affair using his uncle’s house as the soundstage, his wife Anahit co-starring with Michael Pare in the picture and their son Hunter, not only have the small part as Ezekiel but also helped Garo edit the film.
‘Space Wars: Quest for Deepstar‘ is a fun, cheeky, sci-fi adventure that has the feel of all the movies we loved from the 1980s at a fraction of the budget. Setian was able to pull off something amazing and fresh in a world full of sequels, prequels, requels, reboots and remakes. This is the sci-fi film you want to watch when searching for something new.
‘Space Wars: Quest for Deepstar‘ will have a special screening and Q&A at The Frida Cinema in Santa Ana, CA on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 3 p.m.
The Frida is located at:
305 E 4th St #100
Santa Ana, CA 92701
The upcoming action-packed sci-fi adventure movie ‘Space Wars: Quest for Deepstar‘, starring Michael Paré (‘Streets of Fire‘, ‘Eddie and The Cruisers‘), Olivier Gruner (‘Nemesis‘, ‘Showdown in Manila‘), and Sarah French (‘Pretty Boy‘, ‘Automation‘). The movie is set for digital release on May 2nd, with some theatrical play dates beginning April 21st, and has just been selected for screening at this year’s Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival.
The film concerns a father-daughter team of space scavengers who must race against a band of evil mercenaries to reach the legendary treasures on board a lost mythical freighter. Their quest will force them to navigate a universe filled with giant monsters, aliens, robots and a mortal enemy seeking vengeance.
The movie also stars Tyler Gallant (‘Alpha Wolf‘), Rachele Brooke Smith (‘Nightmare Shark‘), Anahit Setian (‘Automation‘), Jed Rowen (‘Blind‘), Elise Muller (‘Dolls‘), and Sadie Katz (‘Wrong Turn 6‘).
In recent months, the film won the Golden Marquee Award for Best Feature Film and the Outstanding Producing Award at the Zed Fest Film Festival. It also won the Gold Award for BEST Sci-Fi Feature at the Hollywood Independent Filmmaker Awards and Festival, a Gold Award and Silver Award for Feature and Directing at the Hollywood Gold Awards, and an “Outstanding Performance” Award for Sarah French and Diamond Award for “Best Actor in a Sci-Fi” for Michael Pare’ at the New York Best Actor & Director Awards.
Garo Setian, producer / director of the award-winning sci-fi film ‘Automation‘, directs and edits from a screenplay by Joe Knetter (‘Blind‘), based on a story by Setian and Knetter. Producers are Jeff Miller (‘The Russian Bride‘), Robert Parigi (‘Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘), ‘Evil’ Ted Smith (‘The Guardian of the Realm‘), Ben Stobber (‘Death Club‘), and Joanna Fang (‘Britney Lost Her Phone‘), along with Garo and Anahit Setian, Joe Knetter, Sarah French and Bill Klinakis. Miller also executive produces with Ronnie D. Lee (‘The Toybox‘).
‘Space Wars: Quest for Deepstar‘ is a co-production between Hungry Monster Entertainment, Millman Productions, and Ron Lee Productions.
Michael Su is Director of Photography, Anthony Pearce is Production Designer, Jo Anna Heckman is Costume Designer, ‘Evil’ Ted Smith is lead prop fabricator, Steve Clarke and Paul Knott provide the visual effects, Jeff Farley handles practical creature FX and the music is by Joel Christian Goffin.
Uncork’d Entertainment is handling distribution and worldwide sales.