Interview with Sean Maher | Beyond The Edge

Directed by Thomas Zellen, Beyond The Edge stars Sean Maher as Dr. Abe Anderson, a scientist recruited for a lengthy mission into space with Casper Van Dien accompanying him as Lt. Colonel Harold Richards. Their mission is simple, take a ship propelled by theoretical physics to the far edge of the universe…and see what’s out there. Abe and Richards each deal with depression and isolation during their decade-plus mission, and as they finally reach the edge, their perceptions and realities of the universe are challenged.

Many of you know Sean Maher from his role as Simon Tam in the TV series, Firefly, and its big-screen sequel, Serenity, yet he has had quite an extensive career outside of Joss Whedon’s cult phenomenon. Sean left New York for L.A. when he landed the lead role in the Fox series, Ryan Caulfield: Year One. That lead to many parts in shows like Party of Five, The Playboy Club and other projects during his lengthy career. Lately, he’s also taken up voicing the character of Nightwing in several DC animated films.

For this interview, Sean stopped by to discuss his career and specifically this latest film, Beyond the Edge (formally titled ISRA 88), which arrives on VOD and DVD February 7, 2017. The film is a very existential look at Maher and Van Dien’s characters, and promises to leave the audience with contemplation as you reach the film’s conclusion.

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A decade into their mission to reach the end of the universe, Marine biologist Dr. Abe Anderson (Sean Maher) and pilot Lt. Col. Harold Richards (Casper van Dien) begin to unravel as mysterious occurrences happen onboard. When tragedy occurs, Abe realizes that this isn’t the first time. As the past and future collide, Abe must figure out what is real before they truly reach the edge of space.

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