White Space 2018

2156 A.D. The Essex, a deep space fishing vessel for industry giant, AmberCorp, is ready to make its final harvest of the season. The ship brushes with a rare creature, mammoth in size and highly territorial. Could this be the same leviathan that killed Richard and Owen's father? To make matters worse, a vicious band of scavengers intercept the transmission and infiltrate the Essex, leaving them with nothing. With no cargo and few supplies, the captain makes a daring decision, they will venture into uncharted territory, playing for keeps, to capture the creature for a large black market take.

The Cast

Holt McCallany-Richard Bentley
Zulay Henao-Lynn Navarro
Dave Sheridan-Stubniski
James Devoti-Owen Bentley
Jocko Sims-Harpo
Kodi Kitchen-Batali
Mike Genovese-Hawthorne
Tiffany Brouwer-Ragsland

The Director: Ken Locsmandi
The Writers: Ryan Colucci, Clay McLeod Chapman
Music by: Nima Fakhrara,Navid Hejazi
Certificate : 15

Film Trivia

There are numerous references to Herman Melville's epic 19th century novel, Moby Dick: the obsessive and vengeful pursuit of an enormous creature, many nautical themes, harpooners, reference to "ambergris" (the sought after substance in sperm whales), a character named Ahab (Ron Yuan), a silver sculpture of a whale (although it appears to be a blue whale rather than a sperm whale), a character named Stubniski (Dave Sheridan) known as "Stubs" (paralleling the character Stubbs in Moby Dick), pirates called "Boomers" (there is a character named Captain Boomer in Moby Dick), the main ship's name is the Essex (the same name as the historical ship upon which the Pequod from Moby Dick is based), Hawthorne's (Mike Genovese) last line ("With my last breath") parallels Captain Ahab's last line ("I spit my last breath at thee"), etc.
Barbara Devoti, the mother of James Devoti ("Owen Bentley"), is credited as a co-producer of this film.
After the prologue scene, the main film opens with the famous Star Trek tag-line (spoken here by the billboard announcer), "Space, the final frontier..."
Among the nautical memorabilia on the captains cabin is a plaque on the wall with what appears to be Moby Dick on it.