Trailer: Survival Is the Only Goal in Indie Sci-Fi Sol

This is about my brother (Caleb Courtney's) upcoming film "Sol". From Wired:

It’s not easy to re-create an alien planet on a shoestring budget, but Sol director Ben Carland gives it a shot in the trailer for his new indie sci-fi saga.

The teaser for Sol sets up the movie’s premise: Glory-seeking teenagers from Earth compete in the “Sol Invictus” survivalist contest but get in over their heads when they wind up on the wrong piece of alien turf. Cue the eerie desert-horizon shots. Light-years from home, the competitors now must contend with menacing off-screen forces.

Carland, leader of North Carolina creative group The Obsidian Collective, is seeking distribution for the project through the Sol website.

“Set in the distant future on a hostile alien planet, [Sol] follows a group of ambitious young adults as they embark upon the prestigious Sol Invictus competition in a quest to win fame and glory,” says the site. “The rules of the game are simple but dire: Each of Earth’s finest Academies sends their best and brightest to a remote planet in a race against the rest. The first team to pinpoint, out of all the stars in the sky, which one is Earth’s faraway sun — Sol — is the winner. But no one goes home until the games are won.

“A glorious life awaits the lucky few who win, and many have died at the hands of their peers along the way with no questions asked. But visions of victory crumble as the teams are marooned on the wrong planet with most of their teammates missing — along with all of their equipment. What starts as a game for glory soon descends into a race for survival as former enemies must band together in the bleak hope of surviving long enough to win.”

Joel Courtney