Decaying Orbit (film)

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Decaying Orbit
Directed by Tim Pyle
Written by Tim Pyle
Starring Darren Schnase
Osa Wallander
Denise Gossett
Andy Allen
David Paterson
Erin Shull
Bill Guzenski
Cinematography Tom Phillips
Distributed by Arsenal Pictures
Release date
  • July 11, 2007 (2007-07-11)
Running time
90 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Decaying Orbit is a 2007 independent film directed by Tim Pyle and produced by Hogofilm, LLC., a production company in Southern California. It was filmed in the San Fernando Valley, with hundreds of computer graphics (CG) special effects produced in-house by Hogofilm.


When a mysterious explosion destroys a space station on the edge of the galaxy, five survivors manage to board an escape shuttle. Left adrift without communications, food or any means of leaving the system, the survivors are forced to work together to survive. But soon evidence surfaces that one of them may actually be the saboteur who caused the station's destruction. Can the dysfunctional group band together long enough to be rescued, when no one knows who they can trust?


In 2007, the film was sold to Arsenal Pictures for distribution to Japan and Brazil. In 2008, Angerman Distribution picked up the film for distribution in Australia and New Zealand. The film was distributed on DVD in the U.S. through Hogofilm, LLC.


The film was nominated for three awards at the 6th annual Shockerfest Film Festival:[1] Best Sci-Fi Feature Film, Best Actress in a Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film (Osa Wallander), and Best Actor in a Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film (Andy Allen). Osa Wallander won the Best Actress award.

The film was also nominated for Best Feature Film at the 2007 Terror Film Festival.[2]

Cast and crew[edit]

The writer and director Tim Pyle worked for 10 years as an animator in the visual effects industry. He worked on the Academy Award nominated Jimmy Neutron, the Emmy-nominated series Starship Troopers: the Series, and the Emmy-winning Children of Dune. He has personally won two Aegis Awards, a Telly Award, a CINE Golden Eagle, and 2006 and 2008 NASA awards for producing CG animation.

The actress Denise Gossett is the founder of Shriekfest, a Los Angeles-based horror/sci-fi/fantasy film festival. She has appeared in numerous TV and film productions including Veronica Mars, Drake & Josh and Zoey 101.

The actor David Paterson has appeared in many TV and film productions including the series Lost, The Bold and the Beautiful and the long-running Australian soap opera, Neighbours.


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