Writer-director Jesse O’Brien’s debut feature Arrowhead has been sold to distributors in Japan, Germany and the UK.

The sci-fi adventure which stars Dan Mor as Kye, a military prisoner who embarks on a psychological and emotional journey after his spacecraft crashes on a desert moon, will get a limited theatrical release in Japan via New Select.

The film will be released on home entertainment in the UK by Metrodome and in Germany by Capelight.

The deals were negotiated by Odin’s Eye Entertainment’s Michael Favelle, who tells IF, “The response to the film has been fantastic. Jesse is a great talent and we look forward to working with him on future projects.”

Australian release plans are yet to be finalised. The film was commissioned by the now-defunct Australian cable channel TV1 and produced in association with Eric Johnson and Eric Machiela of US-based Gorilla Pictures.

O’Brien and DoP Samuel Baulch met the two Erics when they were at film school in Grand Rapids, Michigan 11 years ago.

The plot follows Kye as he is forced to transform his body and soul to survive, accompanied by a computer named Reef. The cast includes Chris Kirby as the head of security on the Arrowhead science vessel, Aleisha Rose Groth as a scientist, Mark Redpath as a disgraced military leader and Shaun Micallef as the voice of Reef.

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