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Science Fiction Volume One: The Osiris Child

The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One (also known simply as The Osiris Child) is a 2016 Australian science fiction film directed by Shane Abbess and starring Daniel MacPherson, Kellan Lutz, and Rachel Griffiths.

The Osiris Child
Film poster
Directed byShane Abbess
Produced by
  • Sidonie Abbene
  • Shane Abbess
  • Brian Cachia
  • Matthew Graham
  • Brett Thornquest
Screenplay byShane Abbess
Story by
  • Shane Abbess
  • Brian Cachia
Music byBrian Cachia
CinematographyCarl Robertson
Edited byAdrian Rostirolla
Distributed byMadman Entertainment
Release date
  • 24¬†September¬†2016¬†(2016-09-24)
Running time
95 minutes
Box office$52,311[1]



"Set in a time of interplanetary colonization, Sy Lombrok (Kellan Lutz), a former nurse who is now a drifter with a haunted past, forms an unlikely alliance with Kane Sommerville (Daniel MacPherson), a lieutenant who works for off-world military contractor Exor. In a race against time, they set out to rescue Kane's young daughter Indi (Teagan Croft) amid an impending global crisis precipitated by Exor."


Shooting took place in Coober Pedy in South Australia and Gladesville and Sydney in New South Wales.[2] It was produced by, among others, director Shane Abbess, and Brian Cachia, who composed the music.


The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One was released in the US at Fantastic Fest in September 2016.[3] It premiered in Australia at the Gold Coast Film Festival on 21 April 2017.[4]


Critical responseEdit

On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 63%, based on 19 reviews, and an average rating of 5.8/10.[5] On Metacritic, which assigns normalized rating to reviews, the film has a weighted average score of 55 out of 100, based on 5 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews ".[6] Joe Leydon of Variety had praised the film for the acting,[7] while Andy Webster had praised the director, Shane Abbess.[8] Michael Reichshaffen of Los Angeles Times had criticized the screenplay by Brian Cachia, pointing out that it "lacks novelty".[9]


  1. ^ "The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One (2017)". The Numbers. Nash Information Services, LLC. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  2. ^ Mathieson, Craig (9 May 2017). "The Osiris Child review: A curious ticking clock Australian thriller". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Science Fiction Volume One: The Osiris Child". Fantastic Fest. 8 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Feast your eyes on the new trailer for The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One". 5 April 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  5. ^ "The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One (2017)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  6. ^ "The Osiris Child Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  7. ^ Leydon, Joe (5 October 2017). "Film Review: 'The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One'". Variety.
  8. ^ Weber, Andy (5 October 2017). "Review: 'The Osiris Child' Has It All, and Then Some". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  9. ^ Rechtshaffen, Michael (5 October 2017). "'The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One': Solid B-movie sci-fi on a budget". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 8 May 2019.

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