Director Gabriela Cowperthwaite delves into the intricate web of loyalty and conflicting orders against the backdrop of a world in chaos in “I.S.S.” Ariana DeBose, an Academy Award® winner, stars alongside John Gallagher Jr., Masha Mashkova, Pilou Asbæk, Costa Ronin, and Chris Messina in a high-stakes drama that will be released in theaters on January 19th.
“I.S.S.” takes place shortly aboard the International Space Station, where tensions rise as a worldwide conflict breaks out on Earth. US and Russian astronauts on board receive opposing orders from the ground, compelling them to seize control of the station by any means necessary. The film, written by Nick Shafir and produced by Mickey Liddell, p.g.a., and Pete Shilaimon, p.g.a., promises to go beyond the stars, delving into the complexities of human loyalty and morality in the face of an uncertain future.
I sat down with Cowperthwaite and DeBose to peel back the layers of emotion and morality in this compelling story. Cowperthwaite shared insights into her collaboration with the cast, focusing on the emotional complexities faced by characters grappling with moral quandaries amid global conflict.
Ariana DeBose added a personal touch to the interview by revealing the character she most identified in the film. The conversation took an intriguing turn when Cowperthwaite and DeBose revealed the five people they would choose to accompany them if faced with the impending end of the world and only a spaceship.
As the countdown to the film’s theatrical release begins, “I.S.S.” looks set to take audiences on a thrilling journey through the vast expanse of space, where loyalty is tested and moral compasses are pushed to the limit.