An independent science-fiction movie starring Malibu-based actress Tracey Birdsall has been officially recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter, written and directed by sci-fi veteran Neil Johnson and starring Birdsall as a rebellious robot-fighting arms dealer, is now eligible for this year’s Oscars.
The Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will honor the best films of 2017 and will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California at 5:00 p.m. PST on March 4, 2018.
Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter was released in theaters, and later on DVD and VOD, through Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
Birdsall stars alongside William Kircher, Daz Crawford, Stephen Manley, and Marilyn Ghigliotti.
Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter, described as a mix of Mad Max and Star Wars, is a science fiction film set in the distant future depicting the overthrow of humanity by artificial intelligence on Earth and other worlds. Birdsall plays Sienna, a resourceful rebel on a quest to take down the evil empire of robots.
Starring alongside Birdsall are William Kircher (The Hobbit), Daz Crawford (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Stephen Manley (Star Trek III), and Marilyn Ghiggliotti (Clerks).
A few decades from now… Sienna, a rebellious robot-fighting arms dealer, lives on a post-apocalyptic Earth. When the cities start to fall under the control of the A.I. Scourge, a hyper-weaponized robot army, Sienna decides to leave the Earth and journey to the centre of the galaxy, seeking a mythical weapon that can neutralize any form of A.I.
Pursued by giant machines, Sienna loses everything she cares about in an effort to save the last vestiges of humanity in an A.I.-controlled galaxy.