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 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.
‘New Life’ will have its European premiere at London’s FrightFest, the UK’s premiere genre film festival, following its Fantasia launch.