Trailer for the UFO Cult Thriller ‘Cosmic Dawn’ with Emmanuelle Chriqui
by Alex Billington
November 19, 2021
“They are waiting for you.” Cranked Up Films has unveiled an official trailer for Cosmic dawn, a mysterious indie sci-fi thriller from Canadian filmmaker Jefferson Moneo. This lands in the cinemas + on VOD starting in February at the beginning of next year. After witnessing the alien abduction of her mother as a child, Aurora joins the UFO cult “The Cosmic Dawn”. Now moved from the cult, Aurora is forced to confront her past and pursue the ultimate truth about The Cosmic Dawn. Does Elyse really have access to another dimension? Or do her prophecies really point to mass suicide among the surviving sect members? I’m sure we all know there’s going to be some sort of ambiguous hint that they might really be into something, right? The crazy picture of her crawling into the woman’s breast. This stars Camille Rowe, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Antonia Zegers, Joshua Burge, and Phil Granger. The film resembles a psychedelic trip into the mind’s desire to connect the unknown with aliens. Maybe it’s wildly good? Maybe too strange. Do you have to reach dawn?
Here is the official trailer (+ poster) for Jefferson Moneo’s Cosmic dawn, directly from YouTube:
After witnessing an abduction from an alien as a child, Aurora joins the UFO cult The Cosmic Dawn after discovering a book written by the group’s leader, Elyse. Aurora’s time on the cult’s remote island is marked by miraculous revelations, consciousness-expanding flowers, and a budding friendship with Tom, the resident chef. As a cult member begins to display more and more bizarre behavior, Aurora begins to question Elyse’s reason (and her own) and begins to look for a way out. Years later, after the dissolution of the cult, Aurora has moved on with her life. She lives a quiet and seemingly normal life. But when Elyse reappears in a mysterious video, Aurora is forced to confront her past. Together with Tom, she pursues the ultimate truth about The Cosmic Dawn. Does Elyse really have access to another dimension? Or do her prophecies really point to mass suicide among the surviving sect members? Cosmic dawn is both written and directed by Canadian filmmaker Jefferson Moneo, his second feature film after making Store Mudrede previously, as well as numerous other short films. Produced by Mark Raso, Joseph Raso, Brian Robertson and Jefferson Moneo. This has not premiered at any festivals or anywhere else as far as we know. Cranked Up Films will debut Cosmic Dawn in select US cinemas + on VOD from February 11, 2022 next year.