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The Astronot will be Screened at the Omni Prize for the Arts in Ottawa, IL on Friday, September 7

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.

OTTAWA, IL, USA , September 5, 2018 / -- The Astronot, currently on the film festival circuit, is screening at the Omni Prize for the Arts in Ottawa, IL. The feature film is an Official Selection in the Feature Film category and will show at the Roxy Cinemas on Friday, September 7 at 4:00 PM and again on Saturday, September 8 at 12:00 noon. The film has already won dozens of awards worldwide but this is the film's Illinois premiere.

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).

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.

Omni Prize for the Arts is from September 7 - 9 and is the Midwest’s premier juried art festival showcasing visual artists, theatre, film and music in Ottawa, Illinois (just minutes from Starved Rock State Park). For 3 days, visitors and residents will be able to stroll the streets of Ottawa and see with their own eyes why art is so important! Art will come to life on display on the streets, in restaurants, shops, parks, riverfront and more. Music will be in the air and artists will make art jump in the streets and off the pages as never seen before. Open to the Public with FREE admission. Cash prizes and recognition will be awarded to winning artists from an esteemed jury and from public votes! Any proceeds from the event will go to benefit art in education in the local area.

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