Sony's ROGUE WARRIOR : ROBOT FIGHTER wins big on the festival circuit!
Sony's highly-anticipated science-fiction actioner Rogue Warrior : Robot Fighter has made its mark on the festival circuit, taking home a host of awards at two major film festivals.
Starring Tracey Birdsall and written and directed by Neil Johnson, the film was awarded BEST SCIENCE FEATURE and BEST VISUAL EFFECTS at the WorldFest Houston Remi Awards last week.
The film was also honored at the Los Angeles Theatrical Release Competition & Awards (LATCA) this past weekend, where it cleaned the house, winning the following awards:
BEST FEATURE OVERALL ROGUE WARRIOR: ROBOT FIGHTER
BEST US NARRATIVE FEATURE
BEST SCIENCE FICTION FEATURE
BEST ACTRESS - FEATURE (Tracey Birdsall)
BEST ACTOR - FEATURE (Daz Crawford)
BEST DIRECTOR - FEATURE (Neil Johnson)
BEST SOUNDTRACK FEATURE (Alex Staropoli)
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS FEATURE
Birdsall and Johnson were both dressed for the WorldFest screening by Lavanya Coodly.
Sony Distribution will release Rogue Warrior : Robot Fighter in theaters June 2. The Blu-ray release will follow on June 6, exclusive to Walmart.
Rogue Warrior : Robot Fighter, described as a mix of “Mad Max” and “Star Wars”, is a science fiction film set in the distant future depicting the overthrow of humanity by artificial intelligence on Earth and other worlds. Birdsall plays Sienna, a resourceful rebel on a quest to take down the evil empire of robots.
Starring alongside Birdsall are William Kircher (‘The Hobbit’’), Daz Crawford (‘’Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’’), Stephen Manley (‘’Star Trek III’’), and Marilyn Ghiggliotti (‘’Clerks’’).
Official synopsis : A few decades from now… Sienna, a rebellious robot-fighting arms dealer, lives on a post-apocalyptic Earth. When the cities start to fall under the control of the A.I. Scourge, a hyper-weaponized robot army, Sienna decides to leave the Earth and journey to the centre of the galaxy, seeking a mythical weapon that can neutralize any form of A.I.
Pursued by giant machines, Sienna loses everything she cares about in an effort to save the last vestiges of humanity in an A.I. controlled galaxy.