On the eve of his 30th birthday, William Fischer is forced to re-evaluate himself and his life following a near death experience.
His attempts at returning to life as he knew it are obstructed by a psychic awakening beyond comprehension.
Reality crumbles as he delves further into the depths of his consciousness, nearing a truth that suggests meaning. His growing disconnect from those around him is accentuated by the deterioration of his marriage and the impulse to return to nature.
A sensory experience that is both immersive and deeply felt, EMPYREAN is a haunting meditation on the intersection of time, space, and memory. In the vein of introspective genre fare such as UPSTREAM COLOR, SOLARIS and DON'T LOOK NOW, EMPYREAN is a poignant account of disparate individuals seeking out meaning and redemption, as well as a reverent bow to the unknowable.
EMPYREAN is the brainchild of local filmmaker Thomas Robert Lee, who has painstakingly worked on the film for the last four years.
The Calgarian writer/director is a 2010 graduate of SAIT Polytechnic’s Film and Video Production program and has been working on the project ever since.
This film will be preceded by the short EDICT