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The Astronot is Screening at the Lanett City Film Festival in Lanett, AL on Saturday, September 8

Pennan Brae (Writer/Producer/Actor/Musician)

The Astronot is a feature film drama set during the 1960’s space race, written, scored, starring and co-produced by Pennan Brae.

In the last two years that I have helped run this festival I have personally viewed over 2500 films from independent filmmakers and I have to say that The Astronot stands out as one of my favorites.”
— Eric B Wright, Festival Coordinator for the Lanett City Film Festival
LANETT, ALABAMA, USA, September 6, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- The Astronot, currently on the film festival circuit, is screening at the Lanett Film Festival in Lanett, Alabama. The feature film is an Official Selection in the Feature Film category and will show at City Hall on Saturday, September 8 at 10:45 AM. The film has already won dozens of awards worldwide but this is the premiere screening in Alabama.

The feature film is a drama set during the space race of the 1960’s, was written/scored/starring/co-produced by Pennan Brae (Vancouver, Canada) and directed/co-produced by Tim Cash (Bend, OR).

"In the last two years that I have helped run this festival I have personally viewed over 2500 films from independent filmmakers and I have to say that The Astronot stands out as one of my favorites. The story alone could have been filmed on a smart phone and combined with the brilliant and endearing acting from Pennan Brae and Yuvia Storm this film still would have been a amazing. But instead Tim Cash and crew managed to film not only a visual masterpiece, but a film that introduces you to people you immediately feel connected with and drawn to." - Eric B Wright, Festival Coordinator for the Lanett City Film Festival



The film follows Daniel McKovsky, a young man who lost both his parents at a young age and whose only solace is his fascination with space travel and the cosmos beyond. One day at the age of 30, he meets outgoing postal worker, Sandy Allister. This new inclusion into his otherwise lonely existence forces Daniel to confront his darkest fears of loss and emptiness which shall lead him towards becoming, The Astronot.

The Astronot was filmed in rural Oregon, using local cast and crew, including director Tim Cash of Far From Earth Films. The Astronot has already won accolades at various international film festivals in the USA, UK & Europe including Best Actor (Pennan Brae), Score (Pennan Brae) and Trailer.


‘The story of The Astronot unfolds during an incredible time of exploration for America and the world,’ reflects Pennan. ‘It was an inspiring time for ingenuity and progress as the United States and Soviet Union raced to the moon.’ 


Also a musician, Pennan Brae’s upcoming album (also called, The Astronot), features 11 songs which serve as the film’s soundtrack. The first single, “Walk With Me” was already released to radio in the UK, Canada & Europe and received airplay on over 200 stations. The album was recorded at Blue Light Studio in Vancouver with producer Kaj Falch-Nielsen, with additional sessions taking place in Los Angeles with composer/producer Eric Alexandrakis, renowned drummer Steve Ferrone and INXS bassist Garry Gary Beers. The second single, ‘Crashland’ is currently airing on rock radio in Canada.

The Lanett Film Festival is from Sept 7-8 in Lanett, AL and seeks to provide an exciting creative platform for filmmakers to have their work screened and judged. Their vision is to encourage filmmakers, both professional and beginning, along the filmmaking process and catapult them into their full potential. The screenings will be held in the beautiful and historic town of Lanett, Alabama - just 20 minutes NE of Auburn University. New Horizon Community Theatre will serve as the main screening venue. Other venues also include Lanett City Hall, and the Jane K Farrar Event Center. The festival will screen shorts and features, including narratives, documentaries, and more… in both showcase and competition settings. There will be opportunities for filmmakers to interact with the audience. Other fun extras offered to festival-goers include sidewalk boutiques and food trucks throughout downtown Lanett.

For information on tickets, visit the festival’s website at www.LanettFilmFestival.com. For more information on The Astronot please visit www.TheAstronot.com.

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The Astronot Official Trailer