Factsheet

Production company:
Space Brewery Films

Website:
spacebeersmovie.com

Directed by:
Maurice Schutte
& Bouke van Veen

Produced by:
Maurice Schutte

Written by:
Philip M. Howe

Based on a story by:
Philip M. Howe
& Maurice Schutte

Executive Producer:
Martijn Boomsma

Business contact:
mail@mauriceschutte.com
martijn.boomsma@thesecretlab.nl

Press contact:
spacebeers@vertigo6.com (Dutch press)

Twitter:
@Followmaurice (Producer)
@Kabouke (Co-director)
@MrLylocke (Writer)

IMDB:
Space Beers: The Prologue
Space Beers: The Beginning

Description

Space Beers is an insane alien abduction film where beer is the only hope of survival.

Synopsis

"Zendra (Sophia La Porta) and Talia (Victoria Broom), two psychotic alien students travelling the universe on a gap year, visit a far-out dive-bar to ease their terminal boredom. But, unimpressed by the unsavory local clientele, decide to teleport random aliens to their table for an epic drinking competition. However, when you have daddy’s unlimited credit card and the entire universe at your fingertips, it takes a bit of trial and error, and possibly the murder of an innocent alien, to find that perfect challenger.

Meanwhile, Jed (Liam Harkins), a young Scot on a boozy night out at his remote local pub, quickly learns what it means to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, and that losing an alien drinking competition probably means being eaten alive as an after-party-man-snack, but on the upside- the beers are free.

About

The brainchild of director/producer Maurice Schutte and screenwriter Philip M. Howe (who met during a boozy night out during the Cannes Film Festival), the universe of Space Beers will hold many stories- the first of which is being told in the form of an animated prologue (Space Beers: The Prologue) to introduce Zendra (Sophia La Porta) and Talia (Victoria Broom), followed by Space Beers: The Beginning (2017), a film brought to life by co-directors Maurice Schutte and Bouke van Veen.

The Space Beers universe is, well, as big as the universe! But what you probably didn’t know is that most of the aliens out there are just as messed up and bored as we are. Sure, some have all the latest gizmos, like faster-than-light travel, flying bubble drunk-tanks, and A.I powered alien abduction machines, but what they don’t have is Earth beer! Well, they didn’t, until a young Scot named Jed is abducted by two bored, sociopathic aliens girls on a bender, in Space Beers: The Beginning.

So, the story so far…

Animation film, check! Short live-action movie, check! Branded beer courtesy of Two Chefs brewery, check! Pop-up bars in discussion, check! Leading to… FEATURE FILM FRANCHISE! Sound ambitious? Hey, there are diamond covered aliens out there that drink booze from the skulls of unicorns. We want in on that action!

Space Beers is being produced by the Space Brewery.


Videos

Space Beers: The Prologue (+ Live-action teaser) Vimeo

Space Beers: Timelapse of Special Make-up Vimeo


Photos

download all artwork & photos as .zip (14.8MB)
Actress Victoria Broom as TaliaActress Victoria Broom as Talia
Actress Sophia La Porta as ZendraActress Sophia La Porta as Zendra
Life casting at Kelatow FX. (Sanne Visscher, Victoria Broom, Lawrence Kelatow)Life casting at Kelatow FX. (Sanne Visscher, Victoria Broom, Lawrence Kelatow)
Actress Victoria Broom is turned into Talia. The process takes over 5 hours. Actress Victoria Broom is turned into Talia. The process takes over 5 hours.
Actress Sophia La Porta becomes Zendra.Actress Sophia La Porta becomes Zendra.
Aliens do make selfies too. Even after sitting for 5 hours in a chair. Aliens do make selfies too. Even after sitting for 5 hours in a chair.
Lens specialist / painter Cristina Patterson (Walking Dead, Star Trek Beyond) designed the lenses.Lens specialist / painter Cristina Patterson (Walking Dead, Star Trek Beyond) designed the lenses.
Lens specialist / painter Cristina Patterson (Mad Max: Fury Road, Maleficent) designed the lenses.Lens specialist / painter Cristina Patterson (Mad Max: Fury Road, Maleficent) designed the lenses.
Director / producer Maurice Schutte with Sophia La Porta as Zendra.Director / producer Maurice Schutte with Sophia La Porta as Zendra.
Conceptual designs for Zendra and Talia by Lawrence Kelatow.Conceptual designs for Zendra and Talia by Lawrence Kelatow.
Talia and Zendra as early sculpting designs at the Kelatow FX.Talia and Zendra as early sculpting designs at Kelatow FX.
Talia at the workshop of Kelatow FX.Talia at the workshop of Kelatow FX.
Producer / Director Maurice Schutte, writer Philip M. Howe, director Bouke van Veen and casting director Shakyra Dowling earlier this year during the premiere of the VR film The Invisible Man. Producer / Director Maurice Schutte, writer Philip M. Howe, director Bouke van Veen and casting director Shakyra Dowling earlier this year during the premiere of the VR film The Invisible Man.
Director of Photography Bart van Tunen with focus puller Kelly Lee Steen.Director of Photography Bart van Tunen with focus puller Kelly Lee Steen.

Victoria Broom as Talia, Sophia La Porta as Zendra and special make-up artists Sanne Visscher and Lawrence Kelatow of (KelatowFX).Victoria Broom as Talia, Sophia La Porta as Zendra and special make-up artists Sanne Visscher and Lawrence Kelatow (Kelatow FX).
Conceptual art of things to come: the space bar. Concept by Ward Lindhout.Conceptual art of things to come: The Space Bar. Concept by Ward Lindhout.
Victoria BroomVictoria Broom (Talia)
Sophia La PortaSophia La Porta (Zendra)
Liam HarkinsLiam Harkins (Jed)
Directors Maurice Schutte & Bouke van Veen on location in Scotland.Directors Maurice Schutte & Bouke van Veen on location in Scotland.
Zendra and Talia, two psychotic alien students travelling the universe on a gap year, visit a far-out dive-bar to ease their terminal boredom.Zendra and Talia, two psychotic alien students travelling the universe on a gap year, visit a far-out dive-bar to ease their terminal boredom.
Zendra and Talia teleport random aliens to their table for an epic drinking competition.Zendra and Talia teleport random aliens to their table for an epic drinking competition.
Drinks are being served by the barman, a cameo by writer Philip M. HoweDrinks are being served by the barman, a cameo (both in the prologue as live-action) by writer Philip M. Howe
An alien fish is abruptly abducted from his water world. Will make an appearance in the live-action short. An alien fish is abruptly abducted from his water world. Will make an appearance in the live-action short.
Director and animator Junaid Chundrigar of KLOMP! Animation at work. Animation director Junaid Chundrigar of KLOMP! Animation at work.


Director Junaid Chundrigar, sound designer Erik Griekspoor and Maren Gedenk during audiomix and additional voice recordings. Director Junaid Chundrigar, sound designer Erik Griekspoor and Maren Gedenk during audiomix and additional voice recordings.
The Prologue was hand drawn, frame for frame, at 24 frames in a cinema widescreen (2.39:1) format. The format, rarely used these days in animation, was a first for KLOMP! Animation. The Prologue was hand drawn, frame for frame, at 24 frames in a cinema widescreen (2.39:1) format. The format, rarely used these days in animation, was a first for KLOMP! Animation.
Various versions of Zendra and Talia, played by respectively Sophia La Porta and Victoria Broom in the live-action version. Various versions of Talia and Zendra, played by respectively Victoria Broom and Sophia La Porta in the live-action version.
One of the first impressions of the (back then) still unnamed space bar. One of the first impressions of the (back then) still unnamed space bar.
The space bar was named Interstella, a nod to the earlier working title and a running joke between writer Philip M. Howe and producer Maurice Schutte. The space bar was named Interstella, a nod to the earlier working title and a running joke between writer Philip M. Howe and producer Maurice Schutte.
A few drinking buddies from Space Beers: The Prologue A few drinking buddies from Space Beers: The Prologue (2/2)
A few drinking buddies from Space Beers: The Prologue A few drinking buddies from Space Beers: The Prologue (1/2)


There are far more images available for Space Beers, but these are the ones we felt would be most useful to you. If you have specific requests, please do contact us!



download logo files as .zip (2.3 Mb)
logo

Crew

Maurice Schutte
& Bouke van Veen

Directors

Philip M. Howe
Writer

Maurice Schutte
Producer

Martijn Boomsma
Executive Producer

Bart van Tunen
Director of Photography

Shakyra Dowling
Casting director

KelatowFX
Alien designs & Make-up prosthetics
• Lawrence Kelatow
• Sanne Visscher

KLOMP! Animation
2D animations (Space Beers: The Prologue)

Cast

Sophia la Porta
as Zendra

Victoria Broom
as Talia

Liam Harkins
as Jed

Meriyem Manders
as Diamond Belly

Kyle Rees
as The Forest Cop


presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks