Hunter Prey

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Not to be confused with Hunter, Prey.
Hunter Prey
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Directed by Sandy Collora
Produced by Daren Hicks
Simon Tams
Sandy Collora
Written by Nick Damon
Sandy Collora
Starring Damion Poitier
Isaac C. Singleton Jr.
Music by Christopher Hoag
Cinematography Ed Gutentag
Edited by Toby Divine
Production
  company
  • NBV Productions
  • Montauk Films
Release date(s)
  • May 1, 2010 (2010-05-01) (Sci-Fi-London Film Festival)
Running time 90 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $425,000[1]

Hunter Prey is a 2010 independent science fiction action film directed by Sandy Collora, and written by Nick Damon and Collora.[2][3] It stars Damion Poitier, Isaac C. Singleton Jr. and Clark Bartram. After their ship crash lands on a desert planet, an elite team of commandos attempt to recapture the last survivor of a destroyed planet before he can retaliate against their homeworld.

Plot[edit]

A group of elite interstellar commandos crash lands on a planet while transporting an alien prisoner. Amidst shifting loyalties among the group, they must track down and recapture the escaped creature, alive. The escaped prisoner sets traps and picks off the commandos one by one. When only Commander Karza and Lieutenant Centauri 7 are left, Centauri suggests they kill the prisoner, but the commander insists that he be taken alive, regardless of the mounting cost. The two engage each other in a tense standoff, and the commander reveals that the prisoner, the last survivor of a planet destroyed during a war, has threatened to destroy their planet in retaliation.

The standoff is interrupted when the commander is killed by a sniper shot. The prisoner declines a shot on Centauri and ambushes him. After he knocks the Sedonian unconscious, the prisoner reveals himself as a human. The human steals Centauri's supplies but leaves him alive. The human attempts to access the Sedonian computer database through a stolen communications device but is denied access. Centauri and the human, now able to communicate with each other, discuss the background of the war: Earth was destroyed because it accepted refugees of a Sedonian enemy. When a bounty hunter lands on the planet and attempts to take the human alive, Centauri intercepts him and captures the human, Lieutenant Orin Jericho.

Centauri calls for extraction and sits down to wait. Jericho criticizes the Sedonian atrocities, but Centauri says that he sees nothing wrong with enslaving other races and destroying those who oppose their way of life. When Jericho reveals that the humans have launched a cloaked ship full of enough explosives to destroy the Sedonian homeworld, Centauri appeals to Jericho's sense of honor. Jericho appears to relent, and Centauri grants him access to the Sedonian database so Jericho can reveal the ship's coordinates. However, Jericho later reveals the ship as a decoy and claims to have engineered the entire situation; using his access to the Sedonian database, he relays the coordinates of their homeworld to the true ship, which was hidden on the desert planet.

Disguised in Centauri's armor, Jericho eliminates the Sedonian extraction team. As Jericho enters a hatch buried in the sand, Centauri has a clear shot at him that he declines. Centauri watches through a scope as Jericho drops into the hatch and launches the bomb ship. Centauri recovers a communications device from the extraction team, and Jericho monitors a conversation in which Centauri mutinously responds to his superiors. The Sedonians demand Centauri take action against the human, but Centauri responds that Jericho is already on his way toward the homeworld. As Jericho and Centauri agree that they will have something to talk about when they next meet, Centauri begins to look for the bounty hunter's ship.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Hunter Prey was shot in 18 days[4] on location in Mexico with the RED camera.[5]

Release[edit]

The film debuted at a preview screening at the University of Southern California in February 2010,[6] and it was released on DVD on July 27, 2010.[7]

Reception[edit]

Nick Hartel of DVD Talk rated it 4/5 stars and wrote, "Hunter Prey is likely to go down as one of the best sci-fi films in a long time that most people will never see."[8] Paul Pritchard of DVD Verdict recommended it despite pacing issues and a generic story.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wright, James (September 13, 2010). "Exclusive Interview with Sandy Corolla on Hunter Prey". HeyUGuys.com. Retrieved July 19, 2014. 
  2. ^ Newitz, Annalee (November 17, 2008). "First Look at Fan Auteur Sandy Collora's Hunter Prey". io9. Retrieved July 9, 2010. 
  3. ^ Brown, Todd (December 31, 2008). "Sandy Collora Talks Hunter Prey!". Twitch Film. Retrieved July 9, 2010. 
  4. ^ "5 Reasons Hunter Prey Will Be Brilliant". Total Film. April 6, 2009. Retrieved July 19, 2014. 
  5. ^ Newitz, Annalee (November 1, 2009). "A Stunning First Look at Sandy Collora's Hunter Prey". io9.com. Retrieved July 9, 2010. 
  6. ^ Ago, Alessandro. "Sneak Preview of HUNTER PREY". USC School of Cinematic Arts. Retrieved July 9, 2010. 
  7. ^ Ring, Robert (June 25, 2010). "Special Effects Artist Sandy Collora Discusses Hunter Prey". The Sci-fi Block. Retrieved July 9, 2010. 
  8. ^ Hartel, Nick (November 29, 2010). "Hunter Prey". DVD Talk. Retrieved July 19, 2014. 
  9. ^ Pritchard, Paul (December 3, 2010). "Hunter Prey". DVD Verdict. Retrieved July 19, 2014. 

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