Screened as part of NZIFF 2011

Another Earth 2011

Directed by Mike Cahill

A second, parallel Earth appears in the sky – where there may be alternate selves for each one of us. “A gripping, intimate story to which science fiction adds a provocative, philosophical context.” — Hollywood Reporter

USA In English
92 minutes

Director, Photography, Editor


Hunter Gray
Mike Cahill
Brit Marling
Nicholas Shumaker


Mike Cahill
Brit Marling

Production designer

Darsi Monaco

Art director

Brian Rzepka

Costume designer

Aileen Alvarez Diana


Fall on Your Sword


William Mapother (John Burroughs)
Brit Marling (Rhoda Williams)
Jordan Baker (Kim Williams)
Flint Beverage (Robert Williams)
Robin Lord Taylor (Jeff Williams)


Sundance, SXSW 2011


Special Jury Prize (Dramatic), Sundance Film Festival 2011


From the moment it appears in the sky, a duplicate Earth exerts its influence over the film’s two troubled protagonists, first bringing them together in a terrible accident.

“The synopsis of Another Earth sounds misleadingly sci-fi heavy: scientists suddenly discover a second Earth whose unusual orbit has hidden it from view behind the sun all this time, and soon learn that there are strange parallels between that Earth and our own, including the possibility of alternate selves for each one of us. Sounds like an episode of The Twilight Zone, right? In fact, all that is just a setup for a deeply personal and philosophical exploration of identity, remorse, loss and reconciliation. The particulars of the story are best left to the film itself, but Mike Cahill’s direction is spot-on, and Brit Marling’s tour de force as producer, co-writer and one of the very best actors at Sundance is stunning.” — Michael Dunaway, Paste