Courtesy of Epic Pictures

Epic Pictures has released the first official trailer from their upcoming psychedelic film, THE WAVE, which will premiere at this year’s Fantastic Fest. Make sure you check out the trailer below.

Frank (Justin Long), an opportunistic insurance lawyer, thinks he’s in for the time of his life when he goes out on the town to celebrate a soon-to-be promotion with his co-worker, Jeff (Donald Faison), but their night takes a turn for the worst when Frank is dosed with a hallucinogen that alters his perception and changes his life forever. He is thrown into a psychedelic quest through board meetings, nightclubs, shootouts, and alternate dimensions. As Frank ping-pongs across reality, he finds himself on a mission to find a missing girl, himself… and his wallet.

THE WAVE is the feature directorial debut from Gille Klabin, and is written and produced by Carl W. Lucas. The film stars Justin Long (Accepted, Jeepers Creepers), Donald Faison (“Scrubs”, Clueless), Tommy Flanagan (Braveheart, Sin City), Sheila Vand (A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, the upcoming “Snowpiercer series”) Katia Winter (The Catch, “Sleepy Hollow” series) and Ronnie Gene Blevins (Joe, “True Detective”).

The film was produced by Robert Dehn and Monte Young, and produced for EchoWolf by Lucas and Joshua Bunting. It was co-produced by Andrew P. Aguilar and Seth Farley, with Jason Bender, Suzanne Niedland and Kevin P. Towler as executive producers, and Brian Ankrum and Nia Kingsley as associate producers.

THE WAVE is set to world premiere at Austin’s famed Fantastic Fest on September 21st at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, and will be released by Epic Pictures.

Established in 2007, Epic Pictures Group has grown to become one of the most creative and dynamic independent studios. Focusing on filmmaker-driven projects. Epic often helps shape them from script to launch via its domestic distribution division, Epic Pictures Releasing. Epic Pictures Group seeks out relationships with exceptional producers and talent in order to secure A-level, high-quality projects. Epic Pictures Group actively develops a full range of new relationships and strategic alliances with financers, independent production companies, producers and studios both domestically and in Europe and Asia. Epic Pictures recently acquired and now features horror titles through DREAD.

EchoWolf Productions is a California/ New Mexico based production company, specializing in bringing high-end production value to art-house genre films.  The experienced team has spent several years assembling a program that can be quickly adapted to maximize the dollars spent on low budget features.

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