Universal Pictures’ Syfy Films division has optioned the rights to the sci-fi short BEYOND, with the short’s director on board to produce and helm the big-screen translation, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Written, directed and produced by Raphael Rogers, BEYOND began as a short film that Rogers shot for $1000 that caught the attention of several production companies in Hollywood. Rogers served as cinematographer and editor and was responsible for visual effects on the short and has been tapped to helm the big-screen version of his tale.
The short film BEYOND tells the tale of a woman who is the last of lineage that possesses the ability to teleport across space and time and uses her powers to explore new planets.
The feature length project is currently an open writing assignment. Scott Glassgold and Raymond Brothers of IAM Entertainment, which represents Rogers, will serve as executive producers. Senior vice president of production Gregory Noveck and executive Josh Banta will oversee the project for Syfy Films.