You know – aim for the stars and if you hit the Moon, it’s still a formidable result. This is what I think Breaking Infinity does. It’s a movie that aimed for the stars and hit the Moon. Directed by Marianna Dean in her feature debut and put together by a bunch of collaborators (Neil Bishop, Martin Bishop, Jonny Philips, Zoe Cunningham, David Trotti and others), who have either been in the orbit of big budget tentpole filmmaking in some fashion, or who have committed their professional careers to elements of the movie production that never generate front page buzz, this movie is best described as a perfectly serviceable approximation of a Hollywood blockbuster that makes all the right moves and maybe even – thanks to the much welcome democratization of CGI and special effects technology – occasionally punches well above its weight class.
Firstly, my hat comes off to the writer of Breaking Infinity David Trotti (Exorcist: House of Evil, 9-1-1) for bringing us a fresh Sci-Fi story, and secondly the editor Stephen Hedley (Heartstopper (TV Series), Sensation) for keeping this time travelling story together. Directed by Marianna Dean (Hollyoaks (TV Series), Emmerdale (TV Series)), she has taken the leap from directing popular TV Series to the feature film, in this ambitious Sci-Fi story. Breaking Infinity takes Sci-Fi by the scruff of the neck and gives it a big shake up, for the better, I must say.
Breaking Infinity is nominated for Best Film, Best Director and Best Independent Film at the National Film awards!
The National Film Academy today unveiled the official nominees for the highly anticipated 9th annual National Film Awards. The nominees, featuring a stellar line up of talented individuals, films, and TV series, have been announced, setting the stage for an unforgettable evening of recognition and celebration.
The new British film, released in these days at the cinemas and available in Digital Download from July 3, goes to enrich the genre of Science Fiction with a plot that is very close to the first films of the 80s, inserting some elements that remind a lot of the works of Christopher Nolan, the non-linear narration among all. The director Marianna Dean, together with the screenwriter David Trotti, has managed to make a product of absolute quality, that conquers the strenuous defenders and lovers of the Science Fiction genre.
Elli Films, Unfolding Entertainment and Mind Engagement Productions are delighted to announce that their upcoming British sci-fi thriller, Breaking Infinity, is set for a UK release this June. The film will have Q&A screenings in cinemas from 1st June and will be available on digital download from 3rd July.
Low-budget time travel sci-fi movies can be a tricky beast. Directors have the dual problems of encouraging audiences to suspend disbelief with little funds to spare and telling stories that by their very nature can have the capacity to confuse and alienate if not handled well.
Luckily Marianna Dean’s feature debut Breaking Infinity (whose title admittedly does sound a little like an oft-quoted line from Buzz Lightyear) handles both these hurdles with aplomb.
With his action-hero physicality, Bishop has terrific screen presence, and his earnest confusion offers an involving path into the story. This gives him an open-faced honesty, so he's easy to root for, even if his connections with the people around him never quite come into focus due to the structure.
As stated previously, time travel stories are nothing new. Heck, the same can be said of most genres. But it’s how pen hit paper that matters. Taking tired ideas for a walk and finding a new path, Breaking Infinity deftly achieves just that. The film is never afraid to turn down the volume for the sake of the story while awakening the senses with a jarring smash cut in the same breath.
Director Marianna Dean and writer David Trotti have crafted an engaging, time-travel mystery that drops the viewer into the plot and keeps the intrigue flowing.