Sci-fi/horror thriller Chimera written and directed by first time filmmaker Maurice Haeems, keeps making waves on the festival circuit by garnering top awards. The movie won the Indie Spirit Best Picture Award at the Boston International Film Festival (BIFF) as well as the Best Sci-Fi Feature Award at the Phoenix Film Festival (PFF). Director of Photography David Krutawas awarded the Indie Spirit Best Cinematography Award at the BIFF.
“On behalf of the entire Chimera team, I would like to thank the jury, the programmers, the staff and the volunteers at BIFF and PFF for their warmth and hospitality. We are thrilled, honored, and humbled to have been recognized by these prestigious events. Now we are looking forward to our upcoming screenings at London, Bilbao and New York,” says director Maurice Haeems.
“As an aficionado of intelligent science fiction myself, I am honored to be a part of Chimera.” says lead actor Henry Ian Cusick, who plays a conflicted scientist named Quint in the movie. “Maurice Haeems has created a beautifully harrowing and thought-provoking sci-fi film, unique and surprising in equal measures. It stays with you long after the credits roll.” he concludes.
Praxis Media Ventures will next be premiering the controversial thriller in the UK at the SCI-FI London International Film Festival where Chimera is being honored as the Opening Night Feature. The team then flies to Spain to screen Chimera at FANTBILBAO – The Bilbao Fantastic Film Festival, and a few days later will return to the US for an official selection at the NYC Independent Film Festival.
(Opening Night Film)
Stratford Picturehouse – East London
Salway Road, London E15 1BX, UK
Tuesday, May 1 • 7:00 pm
Followed by a Q&A with writer-director Maurice Haeems and actress Jenna Harrison.
Arriquíbar Plaza, 4, 48001 Bilbo, Bizkaia, Spain
Saturday, May 5 • 4:15 pm
Followed by a Q&A with writer-director Maurice Haeems.
Producers Club – Theatre G
Wednesday, May 9 • 6:45pm
Followed by a Q&A with actress Jennifer Gjulameti