Atomica released in selected theatres

Atomica (Previously named Deep Burial and then Half Life) is a project Dominic Monaghan filmed about 4 years ago, and he is also listed as an Executive Producer. Syfy films have picked it up for release this year! The film is directed by Dagen Merrill (“Beneath,” “Broken Hill,” “Murder in the Dark”) and written by Kevin Burke (“Ultimate Spider-Man,” Marvel’s “Avengers Assemble,” “Beneath”), Fred Fernandez-Armesto and Adam Gyngell.

In the near future, when communications go offline at a remote nuclear power plant isolated in the desert, a young safety inspector, Abby Dixon, is forced to fly out to bring them back online. Once inside the facility, mysterious clues and strange behaviors cause Abby to have doubts about the sanity, and perhaps identities, of the two employees onsite.

It was released on Friday 17th March in selected theatres (including the Arena Cinelounge at the Montalban in Los Angeles and the Cinema Village in NYC). And will be available on VOD and Digital HD on March 21!

In the wake of the release, Dom did a lot of interviews to promote the film:

Screenanarchy: In this interview Dom talks about how he became involved with the project, and how much fun he had playing a wacky character in a minimalist science fiction film.


The Wrap: Dom explains a bit more about the plot and the filming location (an actual abandoned underground nuclear silo in Washington). Visit the link to watch the video!



Entertainment Voice: Both Dom and his co-star Sarah Habel were interviewed and they talked about being isolated while filming, how they can relate to their characters, and what projects are up next for both of them.


SCREAM magazine: interviewed Sarah Habel about what it was like to work with Dominic Monaghan!

Fangoria: Spoke to both Sarah and Dominic about the plot, their characters and the chemistry on set.




After an online press screener of the film, there are a few reviews out there including from Nightmarish Conjurings (“some strong performances help keep the forward momentum on this minimalist science fiction thriller”), Horror Buzz (“A high point is Monaghan’s performance as Robbinson”), Action Elite (“if you are a fan of sci-fi thrillers, you should put Atomica on your list of movies to see”) and Pop Horror (“As far as acting, Dominic Monaghan stole the show”).

Follow Atomica on Facebook, Twitter and their official website to keep up to date with more release info.


Dom’s 2013 film projects: Deep Burial and Molly Moon

Update November 2014: Looks like both projects are struggling a little, but there’s still hope these will release, we will keep you updated!

Deep Burial: A Thriller by director Dagen Merrill in which a safety inspector at a remote nuclear power plant begins to have doubts about the sanity — or perhaps the identities — of two of her key employees. The movie is in post-production and should be released sometime this year. Dominic Monaghan plays a character named Robinson and is also listed as an Executive Producer.

Here is a really nice visual sample from the movie by the cinematographer Timothy A. Burton (click the image to go to the full video):


Here are photo’s Dom shared on Twitter while working on this film:

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Molly Moon: The Incredible Hypnotist : A family film by director Christopher N. Rowley based on the novel “Molly Moon’s Incredible Book of Hypnotism” in which an orphan who practices hypnosis faces off against a bank robber who wants her book on the art form. The movie will be released sometime this year, Dom has said he thinks it will be released around Christmas.

UPDATE: Molly Moon has now been released!

And again here are photo’s Dom shared on Twitter while working on this film:

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Stay tuned for specific release dates!