Even aliens can experience an existential crisis as they explore the universe and encounter humans who don’t adapt to their millennia of experience. That’s certainly the case for the titular characters of the upcoming action fantasy film, ‘Exceptional Beings.’
The aliens’ surprising journey is chronicled in the trailer and poster for the psychological thriller. Freestyle Digital Media unveiled the movie’s assets to support its North American release on TVOD and Digital platforms and on DVD on January 31.
The drama was written by prolific Nigerian novelist Njedeh Anthony, who also co-directed and executive produced the feature with acclaimed South African cinematographer Christian Kazadi (’24 Hours Blind,’ ‘Blinkers’). ‘Exceptional Beings’ stars Ciarra Carter (‘Ooga Booga,’ ‘The Colony’), Dane Oliver (‘The Resonator,’ ‘Cupid’s Match’), Rachel Thundat (‘9-1-1: Lone Star,’ ‘Secrets Exposed’), Bunmi Famuyiwa (‘Ida B. Wells: A Red Record,’ ‘The Wake’), Clark Moore (‘Yellowstone,’ ‘Dahmer-Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story’), Chad Sano (‘Grease Live!,’ ‘My Crazy Ex’), newcomer Jean Charles, Sarah Bonrepaux (‘Strayed,’ ‘Mr. Know-It-All’), Victoria Antonelli (‘Switched Before Birth,’ ‘Blader’) and Eric Roberts (‘Inherent Vice,’ ‘The Dark Knight’).
‘Exceptional Beings’ tracks the existential crisis of two supernatural beings, as they begin to question their Godhood, when they encounter a woman with an uncanny essence that doesn’t conform with their 4,000 years of knowledge. They journey through her existence, as it relates to their desperate need to understand answers to questions they never believed existed. The film is a prequel to the book Godhood.
Principal photography on the film began in February 2021 in Los Angeles during the height of the COVID outbreak, with every precaution and safety protocol taken for the safety of the cast and crew. ‘Exceptional Beings’ was also shot in San Bernardino, New York and Lagos, Nigeria.