Parallax Studio is thrilled to announce that the actor Robert Picardo (Star Trek: Voyager, Stargate, The Orville) has joined the cast of its upcoming science fiction film TO MEET THE FACES YOU MEET.
Picardo will portray the unscrupulous Admiral Gillette, the film’s primary antagonist. He stars opposite Samuel Hunt (Chicago P.D., Empire, Unbroken: Path to Redemption), who plays the film’s main protagonist Friz. Picardo is the latest major actor to be hired using funds raised by the film’s Kickstarter, which closed on June 14th, 2020, having raised $29,600—118% of its original $25,000 goal.
The film’s cast has also added Lillie Young (Broken Faith, Shadow Bound) as the likable outlaw Phoebe and Kassandra Wright in her feature film debut as Friz’s love interest Tam.
In addition to live-action performers, the film will also feature the iconic voices of Patrick Warburton (Seinfeld, The Tick, Family Guy) as Timmy the Wunderbot and Patton Oswalt (The King of Queens, Young Adult, Ratatouille) as Friz's symbiotic robot MEAD.
TO MEET THE FACES YOU MEET is based on 1972 underground comic book “Fever Dreams,” written by Jan Strnad (DC Comics, Disney, Heavy Metal) and illustrated by the prolific comic artist Richard Corben (Heavy Metal, Fantagor, Dark Horse Comics). The film is animated and directed by J. Allen Williams (Darkstar: The Interactive Movie, Everything), who co-wrote the screenplay with Jan Strand.
Filming is slated for late 2020, but the production timeline remains flexible due to logistical constraints of the Covid-19 pandemic.
In the distant future, Admiral Gillette, hoping to develop the deadliest war machine in history, thinks he has created the ultimate weapon: a pilot (Friz) symbiotically linked with an A.I. spaceship (MEAD: Mobile Extrasensory Autonomous Deceptor) possesses the ability to project illusions so convincing that they cannot be distinguished from reality. But errant programming has instilled MEAD with pacifist tendencies, making him useless for military purposes. Scheduled for “decommission,” Friz and MEAD flee and are pursued across the solar system by bounty hunters and the Admiral – who has a personal vendetta.