Kepler X – 47

Narrative – Science Fiction, Drama

Logline: A woman is forced to adjust to a new life in a human zoo exhibit on an alien planet.

Select Press
* SciFiNow: “stunning…combines an intriguing premise with beautiful visuals…you’re definitely going to want to catch it”

* Huffington Post: “exquisite cinematography… impressive musical score…beautifully crafted”

* Dual Pixels: “Pairing a rich melodically eerie tone with Victorian costumes furthers the enchantment and its oddity…the tension is easily felt throughout every scene”

* Sploid/Gawker: “Living in a human zoo on an alien planet is as crazy as it sounds”

Awards and Select Screenings
SHOOT New Directors Showcase
SITGES International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Young Directors Night
Best Short Film Nominee, The Geekie Awards
Grand Jury Golden Reel Nominee – Excellence in Short Film, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Fest
AFI Directing Workshop for Women Showcase, at the Directors Guild of America
American Cinematheque – Outta This World: Sci Fi and Other World Shorts
Sci-Fi London at British Film Institute (BFI)
Sarasota Film Festival
Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo
Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival
Philip K. Dick Film Festival
US China Film & TV Industry Expo
Dragon Con Independent Film Festival
New Filmmakers Los Angeles
Capital City Film Festival
Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival
Etheria World Tour

The Caucus Foundation for Writers, Producers and Directors Grant Recipient
ARC Center for Cultural Innovation Grant Recipient
Panavision New Filmmakers Production Grant Recipient

Directed by Erin Li
Written by Allison Lee & Erin Li
Produced by Kaz Kipp, Gregory Chou and Erin Li; Co-Producer Stephen Paratore
Director of Photography Kristin Fieldhouse
Editor / Post Production Supervisor Susumu Kimura
Production Designer Niko Vilaivongs
Costume Designer Elena Flores
VFX Supervisor Eric McAvoy
Original Music by Robert Allaire
Sound Design by Nathan Ruyle / This is Sound Design
Colorist Chris Hall / Prehistoric Digital

Bella Dayne as KRYSTAL
Leith Burke as MARCUS
Eva La Dare as DAWN
Ricardo Mamood-Vega as RAY
Elisa Gabrielli as THE INTERCOM
Katherine Pawlak as LUCY
Tyler Parks as BILLY
Unati Mangaliso as the ALIEN TOUR GUIDE
Folake Olowofoyeku as an ALIEN SENTINEL
Henning Fischer as an ALIEN SENTINEL
Jemal Draco as an ALIEN TOURIST
Elaine Mani Lee as an ALIEN TOURIST
Elena-Cristina Marchisano as an ALIEN TOURIST

Blog posts about Kepler X-47

Free the Work and Bryce Dallas Howard curated a playlist of sci-fi directors.

“The jury is unanimous. We award the Mary Shelley prize to Erin Li for her original vision, rigorous world-building, and creative storytelling in her impressive short film, Kepler X-47. We look forward to seeing Erin grow as a bold new voice in the SciFi genre.”

Honored to be nominated for the Mary Shelley Award at Other Worlds Austin, for directing Kepler X-47! The film premieres in Texas at Other Worlds Austin on Fri. Dec. 2 at 10:10pm as part of SciFi Shorts 1 – How to Recognize A Monster.