Gillan and Dastmalchian, who are both members of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (she is in Guardians of the Galaxy, he is from the Ant-Man franchise), show a different side of their acting chops as the aforementioned young couple. Gensan (Dastmalchian) and Ruby (Gillan) struggle to thrive in the face of abject poverty. When Gensan loses his job and is forced to break the law they escape and seek refuge in Kansas City, a place Ruby’s deeply afraid of. Ruby’s indelible choices, and desire to make a family, complicate their journey to freedom.
The film also stars Jennifer Morrison, John Doe, Richard Cabral, and David Koechner. Amy Greene, Chris Stinson and Nacho Arenas serve as producers.
Bleiberg Entertainment acquired world rights to the film in May at Cannes. The film reunites director Collin Schiffli and writer-star Dastmalchian who previously collaborated on 2014 SXSW Special Jury Prize winner Animals.
All Creatures Here Below will have its world premiere October 18 at the DTLA Film Festival, where Ramo Law and Bleiberg are handling sales.
Check out the teaser trailer above.