Eternity is a New Zealand/Hong Kong sci-fi mystery feature film, written and directed by New Zealand filmmaker Alex Galvin.
This is Alex’s second feature-length film, following his critically acclaimed first feature When Night Falls (2007). It is the first official New Zealand/Hong Kong film collaboration, and combines fantastic locations, cast and crew from both countries.
Eternity takes place not only in the near future, but also in a city created totally within a computer game.
While visually stunning and epic in scope, Eternity is a low budget film that has achieved this through the incredibly hard work of all cast and crew, production companies, and the generosity of its sponsors and supporters.
The film has screened at several film festivals and won several awards. It had its World Premiere at the St Tropez Film Festival in October 2012 and its New Zealand Premiere at the Hastings Opera House in November 2012. In 2013, "Eternity" has won the Special Jury Prize at the California Film Awards.
The film was selected for screening at Cinema des Antipodes at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2013. and was the only New Zealand Film to screen at the Shanghai International Film Festival in June 2013. In July 2013, it was nominated for four awards at the 2013 Madrid International Film Festival and won two prizes: Best Editing of a Feature Film and Best Supporting Actor for Ralph Johnson.
A police detective, taking part in a futuristic computer game, must solve a seemingly impossible murder mystery in order to escape the game and save his own life.
Eternity is a sci-fi mystery, set in the near future. A police detective, Richard Manning, is taking part in a futuristic computer game investigating the most difficult case of his career: A seemingly impossible locked room murder mystery of a wealthy property investor.
The more he investigates, the more complex the case seems to become. Richard begins to realize that there is far more going on than just one mystery, and his own future is at stake. His only chance to escape the game depends on him solving everything – and quickly.