The Emissary

A Film by Bryan Tan

Synopsis

Liv Laika departs from her life, her love, and from the aging earth in search of her ancestor’s people, who fled the earth nearly a century prior. Arriving at the distant, icy gas giant, Yaghan, Liv embarks on a systematic search of any sign of her people, yet is met only by barren moons and radio silence. Day after day of isolation forces Liv to come to grips with the cost of her decision to leave the earth, when suddenly, a glimmer of hope sends Liv on a frantic journey to one last uncharted world.

Director

  • Picture of Bryan Tan © Bryan Tan

    Bryan Tan

    Bryan is an Atlanta based writer and director. He strives to create films of driving focus and deep humanity. He began filmmaking when he was just twelve years old when, after winning a school science fair, he purchased his first video camera with the prize money. He studied Film and Television at the Savannah College of Art and Design where he graduated with a BFA in Fall, 2014.

Awards + Festivals

  • ATLANTA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, World Premiere, Atlanta, GA, USA)April 22, 2018
  • GEORGIA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Oakwood, GA, USA)May 18, 2018
  • 16th RIFF - ROME INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rome, USA)November 7, 2018
  • 5th CULVER CITY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Culver City, CA, USA)December 2, 2018
  • 38th FANTAFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Roma, Italy)December 5, 2018
  • *BEST SCI-FI FILM*
    4th LOS ANGELES CINEFEST (Official Selection, Los Angeles, CA, USA)January 26, 2019
  • 1st NORTH EUROPE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - FUSION ISFF (Official Selection, London, United Kingdom)February 19, 2019
  • 3rd MADEIRA FANTASTIC FILMFEST (Official Selection, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal)March 12, 2019
  • *BEST SOUND*
    5th BEESTON FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Beeston Nottingham, United Kingdom)March 13, 2019
  • 20th LANDSHUTER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Landshut, Gerrmany)March 20, 2019
  • 20th CROSSROADS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Madison, Mississippi, USA)April 11, 2019
  • 4th KLEINKAAP SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Centurion, South Africa)August 4, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Bryan Tan
Screenplay
Bryan Tan
Producer
Bryan Tan
Director of Photography
Travis Sawyer
Art Direction
Holly Patterson
Costume Design
Holly Patterson
Sound
Matthew Dunaway
Editor
Bryan Tan
Sound Design
Brittany Ellis, Kyle Lammerding
Music
James Rogers

Details

Running Time
21:17 min
Shooting Format
RED Scarlet W, 3-perf 35MM
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Stereo and 5.1
Website

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

DIRECTOR

Bryan Tan
bryantan188@gmail.com
bryanjtan.com