The Carrington Event

News of a massive solar flare, one more immense than the famous "Carrington Event" of 1859, goes viral. Soon after, the power is out, phone's dead, water taps dry, and radio is just static. Days pass with no news, just people getting more crazy. Weeks pass and while the Carrington's sort out their family differences, a world-wide struggle for survival has already begun.

*BEST DRAMA* at the Wilmington Film Awards. The cinematic trailer nears 170,000 views on YouTube.

  • Rob Underhill
    Director
  • Rob Underhill
    Writer
  • Larry Gardner
    Writer
  • Brad Christians
    Producer
  • Rob Underhill
    Producer
  • Aravind Ragupathi
    Producer
  • Rusty Martin Sr
    Key Cast
  • Regina McKenzie
    Key Cast
  • Katie Garfield
    Key Cast
  • Christopher Marrone
    Key Cast
  • W. Scott Parker III
    Key Cast
  • Mike Wiley
    Key Cast
  • Will Christians
    Key Cast
  • Steven Grove
    Original Score Composer
  • Rob Underhill
    Editors
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Disaster, Family, Drama, Suspense, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    48 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 11, 2013
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital Canon 5d mark ii
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • 13th Cape Fear Independent Film Festival
    Wilmington, North Carolina
    May 11, 2013
    North American Premiere
    BEST DRAMA
  • Boston Independent Film Festival
    Boston, Massachusetts
    February 21, 2015
    BEST DIRECTOR & BEST ACTRESS, Regina McKenzie
  • Third World Indie Film Festival
    San Jose, California
    September 14, 2013
    BEST FAMILY DRAMA
  • 18th Magnolia Independent Film Festival
    Starkville, Mississippi
    February 21, 2015
    CLOSING NIGHT SELECTION
  • The Best Film Fest
    United States
    March 17, 2016
    BEST DIRECTION
  • On the Reel Film Festival
    Douglasville, Georgia
    April 25, 2015
    BEST EFFECTS
  • Gwinnett Center International Film Festival
    Duluth, Georgia
    July 27, 2013
    Nominated BEST FILM & BEST ACTOR, Rusty Martin Sr
  • TrindieFest, Inc.
    Trinidad, Colorado
    September 7, 2013
    Nominated BEST FILM
  • Carmarthen Bay Film Festival
    Carmarthenshire, Whales, United Kingdom
    May 10, 2014
    Nominated BEST HORROR/SCI-FI
  • 20th Twin Rivers Media Festival
    Asheville, North Carolina
    May 18, 2013
  • 11th Fargo Fantastic Film Festival
    Fargo, North Dakota
    October 5, 2013
  • Laughlin International Film Festival
    Laughlin, Nevada
    October 12, 2013
  • 6th Gig Harbor Film Festival
    Gig Harbor, Washington
    October 5, 2013
  • Clarksdale Film Festival
    Clarksdale, Mississippi
    January 11, 2014
  • Underexposed Film Festival
    Rock Hill, South Carolina
    November 9, 2013
Director Biography - Rob Underhill

ROB UNDERHILL is a film and TV director, producer, writer and editor. His films have been in competition at over 200 film festivals worldwide, including ST. LOUIS and SEATTLE (both *Academy Award-qualifying* film festivals), OAXACA (Mexico), SUNSCREEN (Academy-sponsored) and CANNES (France), have received over 100 awards including for Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and have scored rave reviews from top film critics like Mark Bell of FILM THREAT and Anne Brodie in CRITICIZE THIS! Featured on the National Public Radio shows, THE STATE OF THINGS with Frank Stasio and THE STORY with Dick Gordon, Rob’s work is regularly subject in newspapers, radio, TV-news and more. His work has received endorsements from major public figures such as US UN Ambassador Andrew Young, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and former North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue. Carolina STYLE Magazine recognized Rob as one of 25 "Most Stylish People" influencing positive change in the Carolinas through his films. He is a RAWards Indie Art Award recipient for Best Regional Filmmaker. He was the featured Speaker at the 2015 graduation commencement exercises for the Department of English at North Carolina State University. His work has aired on the ASPiRE network and other national US and European TV outlets. Visit his website at www.RobUnderhill.com; *like* his Facebook for regular updates at www.facebook.com/RobUnderhillProductions.

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