Airlock to premiere on SyFy, Rockzeline sells to Studio Plus
(l-r) Marc Furmie, Enzo Tedeschi, Dan Mor, Igor Breakenback.
Online sci-fi series Airlock, starring Mark Coles Smith (Last Cab to Darwin) and Dan Mor (Arrowhead), will premiere in Australia on the SyFy Channel next month.
Premiering as a telemovie, Airlock is the work of creator-producer Enzo Tedeschi and director Marc Furmie (Terminus), and is about "a drifting derelict spaceship [which] docks with an isolated space station".
"Inside is a dead crew and a band of stowaway refugees. Tasked with the investigation, security officer Jonah Ashbrook (Mark Coles Smith) is thrown headlong into a series of events that will turn life on the station into a life or death crisis".
It stars Dwaine Stevenson (Infini) as well as Kristy Best and was funded by Screen Australia through the Multi-platform Drama program.
Tedeschi's Deadhouse Films appointed Rockzeline as the international sales agent, and Rockzeline has sold the series to Studio Plus (CanalPlay International)
“The SyFy Channel here in Australia is the perfect fit for Airlock and I am thrilled the series will have its first ever television broadcast in its home country", Tedeschi said.
"I am looking forward to working with the team at Rockzeline to expand the audience of Airlock into the international market and am pleased to have the series picked up by Studio Plus".
”We supported Airlock in part because we knew the filmmakers understood their audience and would know how to reach them,” said Screen Australia's Investment Manager, Mike Cowap.
“Following a dream run at festivals, and an innovative online self-distribution strategy, we are excited to see the show get a run on the SyFy Channel, the Australian home for this genre.”