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"A low-budget labour of love sci-fi film that was shot for less than $100,000 over a 3 to 4 year period. The results are impressive..."  

   James O'Ehley, SCI-FI MOVIE PAGE



"A mind trip worth tuning into."  

    Dennis Schwartz, OZUS' WORLD MOVIE REVIEWS



"Despite the shoestring budget, the film looks terrific: it's shot on 35mm and Krawlzik has an extraordinary eye for striking compositions. The moodiness and claustrophobia become almost intolerable as the mysterious tale unfolds."

 Jurgen Fauth, ABOUT.COM



"John Krawlzik's low-budget indie sci-fi title is awash in starkly impressive production values... the look and feel make Ascension well worth a rental for genre fans."




"...John Krawlzik's science-fiction flick 'Ascension' is a chilling, compelling, tight and cohesive film."

Sue Catalano,  The Dog Pile  



"Exceedingly well-directed and periodically quite fascinating..." 

-  Scott Weinberg, DVDTALK.COM



"...dark, dreamlike ...the mood and tone of the film will stick with you. It's production design is astounding, when you realize the film's budget..."

Christopher Jarmick, Cult Cuts Magazine



"...a different kind of sci-fi movie...a brilliant marriage between production design and cinematography."

Mark Doyle, Guerrilla Filmmaker Magazine



"...a standout feature. The film's budget lies in the high five figures, but it wouldn't be hard to believe it cost 10 times that amount. Krawlzik is clearly that rare breed of filmmaker who, instead of tailoring his vision to fit his resources, did exactly the opposite."

Sam Adams, Philadelphia City Paper



"Winner - Best Lighting, Best Art Direction"

Long Island International Film Expo, 2004



"a miracle of production design, lighting, sound design and camera work."

Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema



"Winner Stanley Kubrick Award for Innovative Filmmaking"

Long Island Film Festival



Fantafestival, Rome, Italy



Sci-Fi Channel "Exposure The Future of Film" Festival, New York



Chicago World Science Fiction Convention, 2000



International Science Fiction Film Festival, Nantes, France



Pennsylvania Film Festival



FirstGlance Film Fest, 2002