From the crime-ridden streets of White Collar Hooligan to venturing into deep space to find a new home for humanity Actor/Director, Simon Phillips certainly has his work cut out for him as he takes the driving seat both in front and behind the camera in Sci-Fi thriller, The Last Scout.
Set 48 years into the future with only a handful of humanity left it’s down to the crew of the Pegasus to find a whole new world to inhabit. Phillips teams up again with Paul Tanter, who wrote and directed the White Collar Hooligan trilogy and now steps into the producer role as well as providing the screenplay on a story which takes its inspiration from Tanter’s love of sci-fi series Red Dwarf and Star Trek. The Last Scout has a cast that includes Phillips, Blaine Gray (Jane The Virgin), Rebecca Ferdinando (Bonded By Blood), Deji LaRay (Bosch), Rita Ramnani (Jack Falls), Paul Thomas Arnold (Emergency: LA) and Peter Woodward (Babylon 5).
Director Simon Phillips remarked “As a huge fan of Battlestar Galactica and Sunshine, I was very keen that my next feature as a director was a sci-fi. Paul’s intelligent script combines thought-provoking questions about humanity with suspense and exciting action.”
Take a look below for an introduction to the crew of the Pegasus
Jon (Blaine Gray) is the Captain of the Pegasus, haunted by his past and under pressure to complete his mission.
Mike (Deji LaRay), is the pilot of The Pegasus and the ship’s First Officer, keeps the mission on track
Hayley (Rebecca Ferdinando), Medical Officer and conscience of the crew.
Edward (Peter Woodward), ships Science Officer and eternal pessimist.
Jane (Rita Ramnani) is The Pegasus’ co-pilot, desperate to find a new world for humanity.
Gerry (Paul Thomas Arnold) keeps more than his past from the rest of the crew.
Pete (Simon Phillips) is Chief Engineer, keeping The Pegasus moving in the search for a new home for humanity.
Jay (Kevin Chua) finds himself on board in remarkable circumstances.
Released on digital and Video on Demand services in the US from the 7th of March anyone who resides in the rest of the world will have to wait a while longer for its release.
Producer Paul Tanter said “I’m pleased that Sci-Fi fans in the U.S. and Canada will be able to travel into deep space with the crew of The Pegasus. I look forward to the release being rolled out to the rest of the world very soon. Simon has done a fantastic job with a very tight budget, aided by an exceptionally talented ensemble cast. As some who grew up watching Red Dwarf and the Star Treks, I’m very excited about this science fiction thriller.”
The Last Scout Official Synopsis
Set in 2065, with Earth destroyed by war, humanity’s remaining survivors send a fleet of ships to the ends of the galaxy in hope of finding a new world. After seven years of travel and long since out of communication, the crew of The Pegasus are nearing their destination when they encounter a derelict ship. So close to completing their mission with their sanity exhausted they soon realise they are not alone and must fight for the survival of the human race. The suspenseful film offers a chilling “what if” scenario when two superpowers, America vs China, go head-to-head in the race to find the next inhabitable planet.