"If KJ would've been white, we wouldn't have had to make this film." Gravitas Ventures just released this documentary film Finding Kendrick Johnson available to watch on VOD, with plans to play in theaters this summer. We're just catching up with it now, and considering it's an important film about America, it's worth featuring now anyway. "The case of Kendrick Johnson is one the most important cases in US history. KJ deserves justice, and hopefully our film will help his family get one step closer to that outcome." Finding Kendrick Johnson is the feature documentary product of a 4-year undercover investigation into the facts of this case. Told through the eyes of KJ's family and his close friends, narrated by Hollywood legend, Jenifer Lewis, and directed by Stranger Fruit creator, Jason Pollock, with an amazing team of producers, the film shares this "truly historic, heartbreaking, and unbelievable story" with the world for the first time. This is such a tragic and sad story, and even more frustrating that there's no justice yet. You can rent the film now. ›››
"Like a haunting… A 'good' haunting." Cranked Up has unveiled an official trailer for an indie supernatural horror thriller titled Double Walker, from filmmaker Colin West, produced and co-written by and starring Sylvie Mix. "She was given two choices: live one more day as a human, or live forever as a ghost. She chose the latter." Sylvie Mix stars as a young Ghost who walks the earth mostly unseen, trying to piece together the horrific flashes of memories from her past. One by one she kills the men she believes were responsible for her death, though her plan is derailed when she meets Jack, a very kind cinema usher who inadvertently intercepts as she's stalking her next victim. While Jack takes her in and offers her a glimpse at a normal life, her desire to avenge her own murder lingers on. Also starring Jacob Rice, Maika Carter, Justin Rose, Tina Matthews, and Quinn Armstrong. This looks like a good ghostie revenge thriller indie discovery. ›››
Continue Reading Trailer for Supernatural Horror 'Double Walker' Featuring Sylvie Mix
"To fulfill it… You and your sword must become one." Magnolia has launched the first official trailer for a badass action film titled Yakuza Princess, from filmmaker Vicente Amorim, set in the expansive Japanese community of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Two action films about taking on the Yakuza in one day…?! Oh my!! (You should also watch the trailer for Kate here.) This is premiering at the upcoming 2021 Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal later this month. Japanese pop star Masumi stars as Akemi in the film, who discovers the truth about her heritage when she turns 21. The heiress to half of the Yakuza crime syndicate forges an uneasy alliance with an amnesiac stranger who believes an ancient sword binds their two fates. She must unleash war against the other half of the syndicate who wants her dead. Described as a "rip-roaring, violent action-thriller." The film's cast includes Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Toshiji Takeshima, Eijiro Ozaki, and Charles Paraventi. Oh yes, this looks awesome so far. And the official poster is badass, too. ›››
Continue Reading Masumi is a Yakuza Heiress in Badass 'Yakuza Princess' Film Trailer
"I don't know who he is, but I know who he's not…" Don't mess with this guy! Sony Pictures / Screen Gems has released a second official trailer (watch the first here) for horror sequel Don't Breathe 2, following up the surprise hit horror Don't Breathe from 2016. It's a "clever, twisted continuation." This one is set in the years following the initial deadly home invasion, where Norman Nordstrom lives in quiet solace until his past sins catch up to him. Stephen Lang returns as Nordstrom, with a cast including Brendan Sexton III, Madelyn Grace, Bobby Schofield, Rocci Williams, Steffan Rhodri, and Stephanie Arcila. This red band trailer is being billed as a "Dark AF" trailer, which is the right way to sell this because DAMN. I dig all the intense horror house setups, especially that birds-eye shot of the people walking in. Crazy cool. ›››
"Okay, see, now this! This is why you and I are friends." We're proud to debut the first official trailer for an indie teen dramedy titled Generation Wrecks, premiering at the Dances With Films Festival later this year. It will premiere on closing day at the festival this September. The story is about two 11th graders, Stacy and Liz who were best friends until the 7th grade when a mysterious event drove them apart. The two main stars, Bridget McGarry & Victoria Leigh actually met when they were on "Law & Order" and co-wrote the film together when they were just 17 years old. Generation Wrecks follows eight high school Gen-Xers who get together for a weekend escape and are confronted by the future, adulthood, and their own personal issues. They realize they share more than just feeling alienated and lost, and that friendships can be mended in the woods with a lot of music, games, and a bit of love and weed. Also starring John Gargan, Violet Prete, Noa Solomon, Jibreel Mawry, Sam Poon, Jonah Barricklo, and Alice Kremelberg. Enjoy. ›››
Continue Reading Excl: Festival Trailer for Indie 90s Teen Comedy 'Generation Wrecks'