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Saturday, July 7, 2018

Sci-Fi Thriller "THE 5TH PASSENGER" Available on VOD July 10, Starring Morgan Lariah, Tim Russ, Marina Sirtis, Doug Jones

Sci-Fi Thriller THE 5TH PASSENGER Available on VOD July 10

In addition to co-writing and co-producing THE 5TH PASSENGER, Morgan Lariah also stars in the feature length sci-fi film. Coming off a successful theatrical run, the film will be available on all major digital platforms on July 10.

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The year:  2151.  After the Yellowstone Volcano erupts, throwing the Earth into chaos and class struggle, a pregnant officer, Miller (Morgan Lariah), and her crew struggle to survive in an escape pod with limited resources as they try to reach a new home planet.  Running low on air, the team must work together when a vicious alien boards their ship and hunts them down, determined to become the dominant species.  But the key to survival may be the secret that is buried deep within Miller’s own mind.

Directed by Morgan’s co-writer, Scott Baker, THE 5TH PASSENGER also stars an all-star Star Trek crew of its own, including Doug Jones (The Shape of Water, Star Trek: Discovery, Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy) Tim Russ (Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), Marina Sirtis (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek: Generations), and Armin Shimerman (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, The Hitcher and Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time).

A successful crowdfunding campaign helped bring this project to life. It debuted at the Artemis Women in Action Film Festival where they “celebrate powerful women taking action on the silver screen.”

Morgan Lariah graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and Antioch University Los Angeles with a BA in Film Studies. Always seeking roles that are challenging and enriching married with a deep desire to help shift the way women are often portrayed in the media, she began to write and produce her own works.

Her first short film, 2-Star, premiered at the East End Film Festival in London and went on to screen at festivals around the world. 5 Passenger marks her first feature film as co-writer, producer and actress.

5 Passenger had a limited theatrical run in Los Angeles and was picked up for distribution by Epic Pictures. It will be available on most VOD platforms and Redbox on July 10.  Her current script, Full Take, was a semi-finalist for the 2017 Sundance/YouTube New Voices lab. The teaser trailer created for Full Take is an official selection of the 2018 Women in Film Mini Upfronts program and screened at Netflix with sixteen other female filmmakers.



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