Here’s a first production still of Jessica as Ren Amari in her next project ‘OtherLife’!
Ren Amari is the driven inventor of a revolutionary new drug. OtherLIfe expands the brain’s sense of time and creates virtual reality directly in the user’s mind. With OtherLife, mere seconds in real life feel like hours or days of exciting adventures. As Ren and her colleagues race around the clock to launch OtherLife, the government muscles in to use the drugs as a radical solution to prison overcrowding. They will create virtual cells where criminals serve long sentences in just minutes of real time. When Ren resists, she finds herself an unwilling guinea pig trapped in a prison cell in her mind. She must escape before she descends into madness, and then regain control of OtherLife before others suffer the same fate.
IF.COM.AU – Filming has started in Western Australia on the new Ben C. Lucas science fiction thriller, Other Life,
The film, starring Jessica De Gouw, Thomas Cocquerel, and TJ Power, will be shot of five weeks, with Entertainment One taking care of the release in Australia and New Zealand.
This is the second feature for Lucas, whose debut, Wasted on the Young, was acquired by Paramount in Australia and nominated for an AACTA Award after a successful festival circuit including Sydney Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Pusan International Film Festival, South By Southwest Film Festival, and Torino Film Festival.
Otherlife will be produced by Jamie Hilton, Michael Pontin, Janelle Landers, Aidan O’Bryan, Marco Mehlitz,Tommaso Fiacchino, and Bo Hyde. Executive producers include Phil Hunt, Compton Ross, Kendal Morgan Rhodes,Josh Pomeranz, Viv Scanu, and Stephen Boyle.
OtherLife is based on the popular novel, Solitaire, by Kelley Eskridge. The screenplay has been adapted and written by Eskridge along with Gregory Widen (Highlander, Backdraft), Lucas Howe and Lucas.
The film follows brilliant software engineer, Ren Amari (De Gouw) who, haunted by the accident that has left her brother in a coma, creates OtherLife: a substance that allows users to experience hours of new memories in seconds. However Ren’s business partner, Sam Murphy (Power), has other grand designs for the future of this technology.Continue Reading