If you like your coming-of-age stories with a twist of psychedelia and completely bonkers the upcoming film Spaceship, judging from the trailer could be right up your street.

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From the trailer, without even reading the synopsis, you would have no idea whatsoever what to expect or what the film is about. A bunch of teenage outsiders prance around as if they have just overdone that bong sitting in the corner while donning fluorescent make-up all whilst dreaming of being abducted by aliens and disappearing through black holes while riding on unicorns. Come on – what’s not to be completely intrigued by from that?

Spaceship trailer

The film’s ensemble cast includes Alexa Davies (A Brilliant Young Mind, Raised by Wolves) who was nominated for the Evening Standard New West End Company Award for Best Actress for her role in the film, Tallulah Haddon (The Living and the Dead, Taboo), Lara Peake (Bypass, How to Talk to Girls at Parties) and Finnish actor Antti Reini (The Man Without a Past, Vares series).

Written and directed by Alex Taylor, who has been slated as an innovative new voice in British cinema who’s first short Kids Might Fly won a Special Jury Prize at the SXSW festival in 2010, after which he was chosen by Screen International as a ‘Star of Tomorrow’.

SPACESHIP will be released by Trinity Film in cinemas on 19 May 2017.

Spaceship official synopsis

A unique and intriguing portrait of teenage outsiders from a fresh new voice in British cinema, SPACESHIP tells the story of Lucidia, a British cyber-goth teenager who fakes her own alien abduction, forcing her father Gabriel to search for her in a surreal world of black holes and unicorns where everyone is looking for a way out.