Ahead of its world premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival on August 8th, the first teaser has been dropped for John Rosman’s buzzy feature directorial debut NEW LIFE.
Dubbed “one of the major discoveries of Fantasia 2023” by the festival, which kicked off Thursday, July 20th, NEW LIFE is written and directed by Rosman and produced by T. Justin Ross, producer on Shudder’s record-breaking hit The Mortuary Collection and the Judy Greer-led Aporia, also premiering at Fantasia, and Mike Marchlewski.
The film is executive produced by David Lawson Jr., producer of the Independent Spirit-Award Nominated Sundance darling Something in the Dirt and the critically acclaimed science fiction horror The Endless, among others.
NEW LIFE stars Sonya Walger (“For All Mankind,” “Lost”), Hayley Erin (“Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists”), and Tony Amendola (Annabelle, Curse of La Llorona).
The film follows a mysterious woman on the run (Erin) and the resourceful government ‘fixer’ (Walger) assigned to bring her in, while fighting her body’s own personal struggle with ALS. As their two unique stories inextricably link, and a trail of bodies begin to mount, the stakes of the pursuit soon rise to apocalyptic proportions.
Prior to developing and shooting NEW LIFE, which wrapped production in March 2022 in Oregon, Rosman was an Emmy-Award-winning journalist for public media, with stories appearing on national and international outlets including NPR and PBS.
NEW LIFE will have its European premiere at London’s FrightFest, the UK’s premiere genre film festival, following its Fantasia launch.
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