Tribeca 2023: World Premiere Of “Thaw” Live Action Short From Alex Bush

Writer, director and producer Alex Bush’s suspenseful live action short film is set to have its world premiere at Tribeca Festival 2023 in the Short Film Competition, featuring Jack Petersen and Caitlin Cobb-Vialet.

“Thaw is an American film about gender roles, intimacy, and self-expression. Suspenseful, spiritual, and romantic, director Alex Bush. “The film uses social archetypes and genre-tropes to position the experience of gender exploration as a fundamental, organic human experience, in all its gorgeous and vulnerable glory. It is just as significantly a love story, one that validates our intimate relationships as a place where we are both revealed and permanently transformed.”

Here is the film’s official synopsis:
On a snowy winter afternoon, two young people arrive at a remote farmhouse. The two unpack and bring the dormant house back to life, powering on the electricity and settling in for what seems to be a long winter. Smith (Caitlin Cobb-Vialet), a “girl” with fiery red hair, has come for the winter to work and prepare the land, a position previously held by her late-father. The other, Huck (Jack Peterson), was forced to come along against Smith’s wishes. The “sweet kid” may not be much of a farmhand, says Smith’s mother, but he will at least ensure that Smith is safe during the brutal winter farming season. What follows is a suspenseful and intimate transformation, as the two young people discover the truth of who they are to both themselves and each other.


“Hijack” New Thriller With Idris Elba Trailer Released

Hijack-Thriller-With-Idris-Elba-Trailer-ReleasedTold in real time, Hijack is a thriller that follows the journey of a hijacked plane as it makes its way to London over a seven-hour flight, and as authorities on the ground scramble for answers.

The upcoming miniseries is created by George Kay and Jim Field Smith. Hijack also stars Archie Panjabi, Neil Maskell, Eve Myles, Christine Adams and Max Beesley among others.

“Hijack” is set to be released on Apple TV+ June 28, 2023.


Kyle Gallner and Holland Roden In “Mother May, I” Sets Release July 21st

Kyle-Gallner-and-Holland-Roden-In-Mother-May-IMOTHER, MAY I?, a psychological thriller from writer-director Laurence Vannicelli and featuring stars Kyle Gallner (Smile, Dinner In America) and Holland Roden (Teen Wolf) is set to arrive in theaters and on VOD on July 21st.

The spine-chilling film is the debut feature from writer-director Laurence Vannicelli, and it marks a breakthrough in mind-bending horror. Emmett (Kyle Gallner) and Anya (Holland Roden) unexpectedly inherit his estranged mother’s house after her passing. As they sift through her estate, Anya begins acting more and more like Emmett’s mother – forcing him to question if she’s pushing him to confront his traumatic past or if she’s actually been possessed by his mother’s spirit. The cast also includes Chris Mulkey (Twin Peaks).

Kyle Gallner currently stars opposite Sosie Bacon in the surprise hit Smile, which spent two weeks atop the box office and is nearing a global tally of $150 million. His recent film credits also include Dinner in America, produced by Ben Stiller, Amy Redford’s Roost, which premiered at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, and Scream 5. For television, Gallner starred in the Paramount+ limited series “Interrogation” and the WGN series “Outsiders,” opposite David Morse.

Holland Roden also made her mark in series television, appearing in such hits as Cold Case, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Lost, Weeds, Mayans M.C. and Teen Wolf. She has the top-billed role in the upcoming Teen Wolf: The Movie. Laurence Vannicelli developed MOTHER, MAY I? with his partner, Daisy Long, a former ballerina, who choreographed the dancing seen in the film’s supernatural sequences.

Here’s the film’s official synopsis:
Emmett wants to clean and flip his recently deceased mother’s house: get in, get out, and avoid any trauma still lingering from when she abandoned him as a young child. Anya, his fiancé, see’s this as an opportunity to finally force Emmett to deal with his trauma because she believes it is preventing him from being the partner she needs. So she convinces him to take mushrooms to get him to let go. But something strange happens while they’re tripping: she starts behaving like his mother. The next morning he wakes up sober, but she still won’t drop the act… Anya loves playing games – is this her taking it too far? Or did his mother’s spirit somehow possess her?


Official Trailer for “The Perfect Find” Starring Gabrielle Union and Keith Powers Released

Official Trailer for The Perfect FindThe film follows forty-year-old Jenna Jones who makes a career change. After a high-profile firing, Jenna’s fashion career comeback hits a snag when she falls for a charming, much younger coworker – who happens to be her boss’s son. As sparks fly, Jenna must decide if she’ll risk it all on a secret romance.

Directed by Numa Perrier, “The Perfect Find” stars Gabrielle Union and Keith Powers, along with Aisha Hinds, D. B. Woodside, La La Anthony, Gina Torres.

The Perfect Find is set for release on June 23, 2023. It is also set to have a premiere at Tribeca Festival on June 14, 2023.


Film Feature: Coming of Age Drama “Stay Awake” With Wyatt Oleff, Fin Argus & Chrissy Metz

Coming-of-Age-Drama-Stay-AwakeThe American indie debut drama is a fictionalized account of the filmmaker’s coming of age, as he struggles to get out from under the yoke of a prescription-drug-addicted mother in small-town Virginia.

Jamie Sisley’s coming of age film stars Wyatt Oleff (“It”, “City On Fire”), Fin Argus (“Queer As Folk”, “Clouds”), and Chrissy Metz (“This Is Us”).

The film opens on Friday May 19 at Film Forum in NYC and May 25 at Laemmle Royal in LA.

Here’s the film’s official synopsis:

Life in the last, lame-duck months of high school, with a job at the Jolly Cow ice cream drive-in, would be cringe-inducing enough without a deeply depressed, self-destructive mother (Chrissy Metz, star of “This is Us”). Wyatt Oleff (“City on fire”) and Fin Argus (“Queer As Folks”) play teenage brothers stuck in a cycle of discovering their mom passed out, dragging her to the hospital, and encouraging rehab.

Despair quickly turns to hope and then boomerangs back again. Featuring three superb performances that find surprising humor and humanity amid the tragedy of parental addiction. A MarVista Entertainment release.


First Trailer And Poster For “The Future” – Tribeca World Premiere,

The-Future-Tribeca-World-Premiere“The Future” is an official selection in the International Narrative Competition at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival on June 7-18, 2023. Released the film’s poster and trailer.

In the film, a world-renowned profiler is on a mission to study the motives of a young Palestinian woman who assassinated the Israeli Minister of Space and Tourism. From their intense encounter emerges a deep examination of female identity and motherhood.

Here’s the film’s official synopsis:
At 42, Dr. Bloch (Reymonde Amsellem), a profiler, wants a child. A future. Her only way is to find a surrogate mother. At the same time, her groundbreaking algorithm designed to identify individuals planning to carry out terror attacks fails and a young Palestinian woman (Samar Qupty) assassinates the Israeli minister of Space and Tourism. In order to ‘fix the bugs’ in her algorithm, Nurit faces the assassin in person. The sessions between these two brilliant women raise questions about their past, while the sessions between Bloch and the potential surrogate (Dar Zuzovsky) challenge Bloch’s decision about her future.


Trailer For Eva Langoria Directerd Film “Flamin’ Hot” Released

Eva-Langoria-Flamin-HotThe film is the inspiring true story of Richard Montañez (Jesse Garcia) who as a Frito Lay janitor disrupted the food industry by channeling his Mexican American heritage to turn Flamin’ Hot Cheetos from a snack into an iconic global pop culture phenomenon.

The biographical comedy-drama film is directed by Eva Longoria, and stars Sons of Anarchy’s Jesse Garcia as Montañez while Annie Gonzalez is playing his wife, Judy.

Also in the film are Emilio Rivera, Dennis Haysbert, Pepe Serna, Tony Shalhoub, and TikTok star Brice Gonzalez.

“Flamin’ Hot” premiered this year at the South By Southwest, and is set for release by by Hulu and Disney+ on June 9, 2023


Film Feature: Rodrigo Cortes’ “Love Gets A Room”

Rodrigo-Cortes-Love-Gets-A-RoomInspired by true events during the 1942 Nazi occupation of Poland, “Love Gets A Room” is the story of a Jewish stage actress who must make the gut-wrenching decision to follow her heart or escape the Warsaw ghetto. Told in real-time like Cortés’ critically-acclaimed BURIED, the film is a romantic tale of love and survival in the face of harrowing circumstances.

Set in the heart of 1942 Warsaw, where Jews and refugees from across Poland were imprisoned in a ghetto and cut off from the outside world by a towering wall, “Love Gets A Room” follows Stefcia and her fellow Jewish theatre actors as they fight to keep their passion for performing alive.

As life in the Nazi-occupied ghetto became a fierce fight against cold, hunger, and epidemics, the actors, against all odds, embark on a daring mission to stage Jerzy Jurandot’s play, risking their lives to create something beautiful in a world of chaos and destruction.

Written and directed by visionary filmmaker Rodrigo Cortés, the film takes you on an emotional journey back to the tumultuous time of World War II. With masterful direction and outstanding performances, “Love Gets A Room” is a poignant exploration of the power of love, hope, and sacrifice in the face of unimaginable adversity.


“The Cow Who Sang A Song Into The Future” Sets Theatrical Release May 19

The-Cow-Who-Sang-A-Song-Into-The-FutureAcclaimed at the Sundance, San Francisco, Seattle, and Frameline film festivals, Kino Lorber, has announced the North American theatrical releases of the poignant and stunning debut feature by Chilean filmmaker Francisca Alegría, The Cow Who Sang a Song Into the Future (La vaca que cantó una canción hacia el futuro).

The elegiac eco-fable opens on Friday, May 19, at the Quad Cinema in New York City, and on Friday, May 26 at the Landmark Nuart in Los Angeles, followed by other cities across the country.

It begins at a river in the south of Chile where fish are dying due to pollution from a nearby factory. Amid their floating bodies, long-deceased Magdalena bubbles up to the surface gasping for air, bringing with her old wounds and a wave of family secrets. This shocking return sends her widowed husband into turmoil and prompts their daughter Cecilia to return home to the family’s dairy farm with her own children.

Magdalena’s presence reverberates among her family, instigating fits of laughter and despair in equal measure with all but Cecilia’s eldest child, a transgender teenager, who finds much-needed comfort in their grandmother’s love and unconditional understanding during a time of transition.

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Stunning New “Dune: Part Two” Trailer Released

dune-paart-2-trailerDune Part Two has finally released its stunning new official trailer, giving fans a first look of what to expect from the film.

The film, directed by Denis Villeneuve, is a follow-up to the 2021 blockbuster hit Dune, which was itself an adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic novel of the same name.

The trailer gives fans a glimpse of the epic scale of the film, as well as returning cast Timothée Chalamet as Paul, and Zendaya as Chani. Also returning are Josh Brolin, Dave Bautista and Javier Bardem and introduces new characters played by Austin Butler and Florence Pugh.

The film will follow Paul, as he joins the Fremen and begins a spiritual and martial journey to become Muad’dib, while trying to prevent the horrible but inevitable future he’s witnessed: a Holy War in his name, spreading throughout the known universe.

The film is set to be released by Warner Bros on November 3, 2023.

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