Joe Penna shooting science-fiction thriller Stowaway in Germany
by Teresa Vena
- Anna Kendrick and Toni Collette topline the new feature by the Brazilian director, which is currently being shot in Germany; augenschein Filmproduktion and Rise Pictures are producing
The shoot for Stowaway by Joe Penna is taking place in Germany – more specifically, in the Bavaria and North Rhine-Westphalia regions – until 23 July. Stowaway is Penna's second feature, after Arctic [+see also:
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film profile], The Voices [+see also:
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film profile], Unlocked [+see also:
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film profile]) are two of the supporting actors.
The story of the movie revolves around a mission on Mars that is placed in jeopardy and could be doomed to failure, as the titular undiscovered stowaway (played by Shamier Anderson) unintentionally wreaks irreparable damage on the spaceship.
Stowaway is being produced by German companies augenschein Filmproduktion and Rise Pictures, in co-production with the USA’s XYZ films, RainMaker Films and Yale Productions. XYZ is in charge of the world sales, and Wild Bunch Germany has the rights for the German-speaking countries as well as France.
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