The Gateway

Synopsis: A particle physicist grieving over the loss of her husband in a car crash travels to a parallel world to find him again, with dire consequences for her family.
Genre: Sci-Fi
Director(s): John V. Soto
Production: Gravitas Ventures
  5 wins & 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
90 min

When you're looking

at petawatts,

at petawattage, you've gotta be

really clear about how much

power and how much...

not only the logistics

of it, but...

you just stick to writing

your books, honey, okay?

- I know it's...

- I'm done with you.

- I'm very sorry.

- We're very, very close.

We've mixed up a couple of

verbals, it's not quite there yet,

but we are so close,

i just know it,

I can feel it in my bones.

You just gotta think

of all the possibilities

that parallel worlds offer us.

I mean, some worlds are gonna

be extremely different to ours.

There'll be universes

where there's no life.

There'll be universes

where there'll be no earth,

or no solar system.

There'll be universes

where there would be

people just like us,

and almost identical.

You wouldn't be able

to distinguish them from us.

So, it's an amazing range

of possibilities

that are gonna offer

all sorts of spinoffs, as well.

The whole idea of traveling

between the universes

is pretty wonderful.

There are people in Japan

working on it,

and in Russia,

of course the military

are very interested.

Darpa, the American organization

that works with developing

technology for the military

are very keen, because sadly

it can be used

as some sort of weapon...

- I'm home!

- Hello.

- Oh, mom, they're mine.

- Thanks, darling.

That's gross.

- How was your run?

- Oh, it was torture.

I hate exercise.

So, no French toast

for you then, huh?

- Hey? Huh?

- What?

Get out!

Oh, no, no, no, no.

You're in training, fatty.

There are choices.

- Choices.

- Screw you.

Huh? Come on.

- Let's go, you two.

- I'll have a shower first.

- Lunch, usual spot?

- Perfect.

Let's go!

Just... it'll be

ready soon, I promise.

Yeah, I know,

it just... it takes time.

Look... no, no, no,

we're been logging all that.

Yes. Yeah, I sent the report

through last week.

It's kind of not my department.

Um, yeah, absolutely.

Look, look, with all due

respect, it's really not...

Dawkins, hi, yes...

yes, I am absolutely aware

we have passed the deadline,

but we are so close.

No, there's no

positive results yet,

but in theory we...

no, I understand.

Yes, a month.

Thank you.

I'll be in touch.

- I hate them pushing me like that.

- What, a month?

- Yup.

- Jesus.

Well, luckily today

i am wearing my special shirt.

- Doesn't that need a wash?

- Well, I would then wash out the mojo.

All right, have you got

the parameters set?

Yeah, but can you

double check them?

I don't want to be blamed

for any mistakes.

Oh, shut up.

All right, we'll aim

for six second teleport.

Roger that.

Place the subject

in the center, please.


are fully charged.

- Any sign of trouble, abort, okay?

- Got it.

We'll start at 50 petawatts.

I'm going to 100.

Okay, your side?

Yup, all good.


Going to 150.


Regg, take it offline.


I almost blew

the whole system today.


Dawkins is threatening

to shut us down in a month.


It's been five years...

- And he could just shut it down.

- But you're close, right?

Yes, no, i think so.

How close are the Japanese?

Don't even talk

to me about that.

The money they have,

the facilities they have,

we're a tiny little outfit.

- They're not there yet.

- No, they're not,

but the deadlines are stupid,

breathing down our neck.

- How are we supposed to get anything done?

- Mm-hmm, I understand.

My publisher always wants

the book, like, yesterday.

Why do I just wanna

run away sometimes?

Cause you're impatient.

That's all.

If I did, would you

come with me?


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John V. Soto

John V. Soto is an award winning film director. John won Best Director for his film "The Reckoning" at the 2014 British Independent Film Festival where the film had its UK premiere at Leicester Square on Friday 9 May 2014. He has written and directed the feature films Crush (2009), starring Christopher Egan, Needle (2010), starring Travis Fimmel and Ben Mendelsohn and The Reckoning (2014), starring Jonathan LaPaglia and Luke Hemsworth, which was released in Australia on 5 September 2014 after premiering at CinefestOZ on 29 August. The Reckoning had its Australian TV Premiere on 7 December 2015 on Channel ONE (Network TEN). John V Soto is the co-founder of Filmscope Entertainment, with Deidre Kitcher. John has recently completed his latest feature film, a Sci-Fi Thriller titled The Gateway starring Jacqueline McKenzie (The 4400, Deep Blue Sea). The film has been selected for the 2nd largest film festival in Utah USA, FilmQuest 2017 which is a celebration of Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror films. In addition The Gateway has been selected for the Austin Revolution Festival 2017 where it has been nominated for Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Screenplay. Previously John won Best Director at The British Independent Film Festival 2014 for his feature film The Reckoning, a thriller starring Luke Hemsworth. The film was also selected for the official line-up at Cannes Cinephiles Des Antipodes where it screened theatrically in May 2015. John also won the Special Jury Prize for Needle (which stars Travis Fimmel and Ben Mendelsohn) at the Melbourne Underground Film Festival 2011. Needle was also selected for the US horror film festival SCREAMFEST, where it was nominated for Best Cinematography and Best Film. more…

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