Saturnscape Pictures is a company, by filmmakers, for filmmakers
Founded in 2020 by filmmaker Stephen van Vuuren, Saturnscape is the culmination of his 20 years of work with his production company SV2 Studios and his labor of love "In Saturn's Rings", a long-form giant screen/fulldome documentary, 15+ years in the making, narrated by LeVar Burton.
Saturnscape Pictures is "by filmmakers, for filmmakers and film lovers". We are ultra-lean and put all we have in the frame. We believe that sci-fi is the noblest genre and "B-Movie" often outlives a "A-Movie" over time.
From "2001: A Space Odyssey" to "Solaris" to "Aliens" to "Under the Skin", sci-fi is our inspiration, motivation and way of life.
If you want to be part of a film that creates big studio quality on a shoestring, that prizes the joy of creativity, the satisfaction of "less is more" and celebrates follow your passion, contact us. We are always looking for like-minded actors, crew, writers, producers, filmmakers.
If you have script, or a rough-cut, or a finished film and are looking for a company that does things different (the filmmaker comes first) in production and distribution, contact us. We offer fair, honest transparent terms including true gross cut of receipt and real caps on expenses so your film never loses money or goes in the hole, no matter what. Read more...
“Unlike all the other art forms, film is able to seize and render the passage of time, to stop it, almost to possess it in infinity. I’d say that film is the sculpting of time.”
– Andrei Tarkovsky
Stephen van Vuuren
Stephen is the founder of Saturnscape Pictures and has made over twenty short films, co-produced a feature and created "In Saturn's Rings", the first long form multiplane photoanimation film. Narrated by LeVar Burton for IMAX giant screen and fulldome planeterium.
Mickey has worked in nearly every capacity on films with Stephen and Marie since 2010. From handling gear to running sound and lights to location management he covers all the bases. Mickey formerly was the Operations Manager for the Riverrun International Film Festival.
Sheila has acted in over ten of Stephen's films, written & performed music and vocals for many of his films and worked behind the scenes in production, art and sound. Sheila is also an accomplished singer, pianist & playwright.