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Elysium

Elysium is a 2013 American dystopian science fiction action film written, produced and directed by Neill Blomkamp. It stars Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Alice Braga, and Sharlto Copley. The film takes place on both a ravaged Earth and a luxurious artificial world called Elysium.

Back to Blomkamp again. This time we talk about his vision of a world divided by a massive wealth gap, both figuratively and literally. We discuss juxtaposition, lighting and samurai themes before diving into the world of ring worlds.

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Space Brains is a fortnightly podcast that discusses what is good and what is great about science fiction movies.
Hosts Surrey Hughes and Mark Regan love science fiction films and aim to share that love with the audience. This is not a show that dishes dirt or talks to a negative point.

‘Science-brain’ Surrey, is a published author and IT professional. ‘Cinema-brain’ Mark, is a filmmaker and media teacher. Together they share the science and cinematic elements of each movie they review.

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The inaugural Space Brains SciFi Film Festival, an international science fiction film festival, will take place on Saturday June 18th, 2022 in the beautiful coastal town of Mandurah, Western Australia.

The Space Brains SciFi Film Festival is a competition for independent science fiction filmmakers to help give them a platform to speak about their projects.