The largest organism on the planet lives right here, underneath us. Older than human history, it’s been growing, waiting, ripening … and it’s ready to spread.
Gaia is a hallucinatory trip into the twisted roots of the natural world. Beginning with the loss of a surveillance drone belonging to a pair of forest rangers, South African director Jaco Bouer soon transforms our setting into an eco-horror nightmare.
Drawing from influences like Heart of Darkness, Deliverance and Annihilation, this is a film sure to appeal to those with an interest in horror, the environment and innovative visual effects. There’s an ever-growing fecund threat at the core of this film, but it ultimately has us questioning our own role in the natural world.