Highly Acclaimed Post-Apocalyptic Thriller Refuge Released by Gravitas Ventures Now Available on VOD, iTunes, Amazon
Refuge is a post-apocalyptic thriller from Passerby Films. Refuge was enthusiastically received by audiences last year at multiple festivals around the world, including fan favorites Toronto After Dark, ScreamFest, and won Best Director for Andrew Robertson in Sydney at Australia’s Fantastic Planet.
Refuge chronicles the struggles of a family trying to survive in the wake of a deadly and mysterious catastrophic event that has brought America to its knees. The film stars Amy Rutberg (Elementary, Daredevil), Eva Grace Kellner (Boardwalk Empire), Chris Kies (The Blacklist), Carter Roy and Sebastian Beacon as a band of survivors in what was once a thriving American suburb that has now devolved into a lawless world of roaming gangs and dwindling resources.
Despite their efforts to remain hidden from the pervasive marauders and dangers that surround them, the family is ultimately discovered and forced to fight for survival. But, fighting back has its consequences.
Refuge has been compared to Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, as the austere setting and large cast of villains are reminiscent of the world that film inhabits. Director Robertson says of the postapocalyptic universe: “I wanted to focus on a family living in isolation..to portray the quiet fear that would become the default if we all went into hiding after a big societal breakdown. I expect life would become a slow burn, interrupted with bursts of fear and violence.”
Refuge’s distributor, Gravitas Ventures, says of Refuge: “Gravitas is excited to be collaborating with the bold and innovative filmmakers behind Refuge and bring these new voices in horror to 100 million homes across North America.”
- Release Date: February 16th, 2016 (VOD & Cable, US & Canada)
- Distributor: Gravitas Ventures (www.gravitasventures.com)
- Director: Andrew Robertson
- Writers: Andrew Robertson and Lilly Kanso
- Producer: Lilly Kanso
- Director of Photography: Sung Rae Cho
- Cast: Sebastian Beacon, Chris Kies, Carter Roy, Amy Rutberg, Eva Grace Kellner
For more information about Refuge check out the following links:
- Official Site: www.refuge-the-movie.com
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/PasserbyFilms
- Twitter: @passerbyfilms
- Gravitas on Twitter: @GravitasVOD
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