Meet for a screening Q&A on March 8 with Tim and Holly Erskine, the multi-talented Ellison Bay couple that created ‘The Emissary,’ the first sci-fi epic adventure film shot entirely in Door County, featuring a talented cast of local actors.
When a lone space traveler named Koyper (Peter Ciesla) lands his rocket ship in Newport State Park, only to be witnessed by three Door County locals out on a sunset meditation walk, a life-saving and heartwarming adventure begins with The Emissary. Since its release in 2015, the film has been loved by audiences near and far, perhaps because of its underlying philosophy of mindfulness.
“You live in a magical place on a magical world – never forget that,” Koyper explains to the Earthlings. “Being mindful of your moments is the greatest gift you can give yourself.”
The Emissary is described as a comical, science fiction adventure but it’s also a love story, a love of science, astronomy and each other shared by Tim and Holly. The film they created reveals the secret of their success, one you will surely take home with you when you learn to identify the three legs on the chair of happiness.
The natural born actors in The Emissary include many familiar faces: Tim and Holly Erskine, Kay Allmand, Peter Ciesla, Edward DiMaio, Paul Erskine, Jess Holland, Joel Kersebet, Mark Moede, Patrick Palmer, and John Wilson.
After the screening, Tim and Holly may speak about their passion for the International Dark Sky Association, a campaign to reduce light pollution, especially relevant to Door County. Holly, an amateur astronomer, even discovered an asteroid and named it “Tim Erskine” as a wedding present. Tim speculates that it will threaten and possibly destroy the Earth in the year 2816 A.D. without human intervention.