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Cast: Josh Davis, Emily Coleman, Oselito Joseph, Jon Pierce, Ray Hryb, Emilie Faith Lewis, Carver Riot, Peter Morse, Giancarlo Madonnini, Joe Victor, James Baker, Matt Colicci, Lilith Astaroth, Sarah Michelle
A military expedition in Siberia gone wrong. The existence of humanity is in peril as Inanna, Sumerian goddess of lust and war has summoned a giant meteor to destroy the planet, after being accidentally set free from her ancient prison.
"Gilgamesh" is a film that has a lot going on. The narrative at the beginning of the film grabs yours attention, this is a great start to the film. Then it flashes back to 1972 for a bit of information that comes into play later. Fast forward ahead to 2032, archeologist David Murphy is being integrated by the government in order to find out what role he and his wife Kristen had in a so called expedition that set free, Inanna, the Sumerian goddess of lust and war who is about to use a giant meteor to destroy the earth.
I would like to go on and on about the plot but that would only ruin the surprises that awaits those of you wanting to see the film. I will say has the film is told in flashbacks, when David Murphy is being asked to tell how he freed the goddess. The film is a mix of sci-fi, political thriller, horror, fantasy and drama. At the beginning of the film especially during the 1972 scene I was not sure where it was all going and it seemed a bit confusing but as the story unfolds in all comes together and everything begins to make sense.
Writer/Director, Richard Chandler shot the film on a very low budget which is not an easy thing to do when making this kind of film but I thought he did an amazing job taking advantage of everything he had to work with. For starters he has written an original, clever and complex story and his direction is just as impressive.
And then he got himself an excellent ensemble cast, everyone in the film did a fine job including, Joshua Davis and Melantha Blackthorne were both fantastic as Mr. and Mrs. Murphy.
"Gilgamesh" is an impressive piece of film making and the story holds your attention the entire time, you are always wanting to know more. Writer/Director, Richard Chandler proves once again that you do not need a lot of money to make a good film. I was quite impressed with everything about the film.
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"Gilgamesh" is an unique little gem that is about as entertaining a film as you are going to find. I am looking forward to seeing what this talented film maker has up his sleeve next.
Released by Boston Film Family
**** Out Of *****