Ian Asbjornsen

Writer | Director

Ian Asbjornsen

Odyssey Omega

“Odyssey Omega” is a short sci-fi / psychological thriller starring Zach Sherman (90210, Everything Sucks, Cuck), Kelsey Reinhardt (Transparent), Nicholas Oteri (Sundance’s Four Good Days, Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children), and Troy Doherty (This is Us, The Last Ship).

Logline: When Erik writes his fantasies of being a space marine, he unexpectedly dives into the secrets of his subconscious.

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

HollyShorts Film Festival, 2021
Official Selection

Film Series at Cine Gear Expo, 2021
Official Selection

Pasadena International Film Festival, 2021
Official Selection

London Film Week, 2020
Official Selection

New Renaissance Film Festival Amsterdam, 2021
Official Selection

WorldFest-Houston, 2021
Winner: Gold Remi Award

QOSM Film Festival, 2021
Winner: Best Picture
Winner: Best Editing
Winner: Best Ensemble Cast
Winner: Best Original Screenplay
Winner: Best Performance by an Actor (Zachary Ray Sherman as Erik)
Winner: Best Music Original Score

Fantasy/Sci-Fi Feedback Festival, 2020
Winner: Best Sci-Fi Film (Best Film of the Festival)

Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival, 2021
Winner: Best Cinematography Runner Up
Winner: Best Editing Runner Up
Finalist: Best Sci Fi Short
Finalist: Best Director
Finalist: Best Practical Effects

Colorado International SciFi and Fantasy Film Festival, 2020
Winner: Best Soundtrack
Winner: Best Actor – Zachary Sherman
Nominated: Best Ensemble Acting, Best Direction, Best in Show

London Independent Film Awards, September 2020
Winner: Best Original Score

Oniros Film Awards, October 2020
Winner: Best Main Theme
Finalist: Best Short Film

Lift-Off Genre Lab
Official Selection

SEMI-FINALIST
Zed Fest Film Festival & Screenplay Competition

Best Original Score
Global Film Festival Awards Los Angeles 2020


  • Role Writer-Director-Producer

  • For Short Film

  • Date 2020

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