Thriller

XX


XX is a new horror anthology with a gender twist – all segments will be helmed by female directors and will star female leads. The directors have been given free creative rein within budget and time constraints, but all of the segments themselves will involve the horror genre.

Playtime: 80 minutes
Production country / language: USA, Canada / English
Production year: 2017
Director(s): Roxanne Benjamin, Karyn Kusama, St. Vincent, Jovanka Vuckovic
Producer(s): Todd Brown, Daniel Bekerman (segment “The Box”), Roxanne Benjamin (segments “The Birthday Party”, “Don’t Fall”), Travis Stevens (segment “Her Only Living Son”) (produced by)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Cast: Natalie Brown, Jonathan Watton, Peter DaCunha


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Delinquent


Joey is a high school senior who finds the idea of joining the family business as a small-time crook both romantic and alluring. But after a routine robbery gone wrong, he witnesses a grave injustice, the murder of an innocent man performed by this group. They swear to keep it a secret and to ‘neutralize’ anyone who will reveal the truth. Something must be done and it must be done quickly to end the series of violent events which Joey knows they are ultimately responsible for. He decides to set things straight, but his ‘colleagues’, once-friends and even his father are starting to get suspicious, and he must act quickly before they kill him as well.

Playtime: 97 minutes
Production country / language: USA / English
Production year: 2016
Director(s): Kieran Valla
Producer(s): Daniel Marks, Levi Smock, Kieran Valla
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama, Action
Cast: Kim Director, Erin Darke, Bill Sage


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Preppie Connection, The


Based on a true story of a prep school student who smuggled $300k of uncut cocaine into the US in 1984. THE PREPPIE CONNECTION chronicles the exploits of a group of private school students who ran a drug distribution operation in the early 1980s. The story centers on Toby, the lower-class scholarship student, who uses his street cred and access to drugs to make friends with the popular kids, eventually allowing him to cultivate a drug trafficking network. Toby gets in far over his head as he leads his friends into the dangerous world of Colombian drug cartels.

Playtime: 95 minutes
Production country / language: USA / English
Production year: 2015
Director(s): Joseph Castelo
Producer(s): Joseph Mensch, Eric Schultz, Carlo Sirtori
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Cast: Thomas Mann, Lucy Fry, Logan Huffman


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Contract to Kill


Harmon is a CIA/DEA enforcer investigating terrorists captured in Mexico. With his team–seductive FBI agent Zara and spy-drone pilot Sharp–he flies to Istanbul and uncovers a brutal plot: extremists plan to use Sonora drug-smuggling routes to bring deadly weapons, and leaders, into the U.S. To prevent an attack on America, Harmon must turn these two savage forces against one another before his time–and his luck–run out.

Playtime: 90 minutes
Production country / language: USA, Monaco / English
Production year: 2018
Director(s): Keoni Waxman
Producer(s): Binh Dang, Keoni Waxman, Steven Seagal
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Cast: Steven Seagal, Russell Wong, Jemma Dallender


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Abandoned


In 1989 the trimaran Rose Noelle set sail from Picton, New Zealand, for Tonga with four men on board. After a freak wave turned the boat upside down, they drifted for 119 days before landing on Great Barrier Island.

Battling the forces of nature, cabin fever, and crippling desperation this is the true story of survival against all odds.

Playtime: 86 minutes
Production country / language: New Zealand / English
Production year: 2015
Director(s): John Laing
Producer(s): Liz DiFiore
Genre: Adventure, Thriller, Drama
Cast: Dominic Purcell, Peter Feeney, Owen Black


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