Crew: Richard Stanley (director, screenwriter), Maggie Moor (screenwriter), Nikolai Galitzine (producer), Immo Horn (cinematographer), Nikolai Galitzine, Maria Armengou (editors), Johann Johansson (composer)
Set on the planet Mars, The Sea of Perdition tells the story of a stranded astronaut (Maggie Moor), who discovers an ancient temple in the wilderness and whatever secrets it may hold.
The Sea of Perdition was shot in Iceland in mid-2006, as a part of Errant Films' IBM Film project, which consisted of five separate short films, all based upon the composition "The Sky's gone dim and the Sun's gone black" by the Icelandic composer Johann Johansson. The featured music is from the fifth part of his album, IBM 1401 - A User's Manual.
Stanley himself has given rather down-to-earth reasons for making his segment, which, since then, has grown into an independent work, and was premiered in the 2006 Sitges Fantasy Film Festival in Spain. Since then, the film has been made available on the web as a streaming media.
"[The Sea of Perdition]'s been shot largely just as a convincing argument to anyone who thinks that we can't do certain things on a budget. We thought if we did some big, epochal, Martian temple, another planet, whatever, then people would trust us when it came down to something smaller scale." [Taken from Suicide Girls interview.]