This is not your standard coming-of-age tale. Prospect tells the story of a young girl and her father hunting through an alien forest for a rare, valuable (and disgustingly slimy) substance. The outlaw feeling of the father and daughter’s hunting is nicely enhanced by the low-budget spacesuits, which look cobbled together and dangerously unsafe.

Although hampered by a somewhat slow start, the film ramps up the tension when a bandit comes onto the scene to kill the father and steal the bounty. It is this moment which sets in motion the daughter’s coming of age, and gives the film’s title its intriguing double meaning.

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INFORMATION

DIRECTORS: Zeek Earl & Chris Caldwell

WRITER: Chris Caldwell

SYNOPSIS: A girl prospecting on an alien planet finds her mettle tested in this harsh and dangerous environment – where the biggest threat is people.