The arrival of a meteorite in the little rural hamlet of Badger, New York, alters exobiologist Dr Lauren Stone’s turbulent existence irreversibly. When a toxic gas devastates the surrounding area, Dr. Stone is dragged reluctantly back into a mystery that threatens not just her fragile emotional state, but also enormous populations centers around the planet. IMDB
Nicole Schalmo (Home and Away), Dominic Stone (Rake), and Kenneth Trujillo feature alongside newcomer Nicole Schalmo, who is also an assistant producer on the film (Black Lightning). Risen is “a contemplative, compelling narrative that melds the thoughtful introspection and intellectualism of Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival and Robert Zemeckis’ Contact with more traditional elements reminiscent of such genre classics as Invaders from Mars and The Day the Earth Stood Still,” according to the Sydney Science Fiction Film Festival.