A dream apartment in Hollywood feels like a new lease on life for Sarah (Nicole Brydon Bloom) in the feature film 1BR but that changes when the terrified tenant starts to wonder if she’s actually home alone.
Writer-director David Marmor’s debut feature 1BR makes its world premiere on July 18th at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival but today we have an exclusive preview clip from the renter-at-risk thriller.
The official synopsis: “After leaving behind a painful past to follow her dreams, Sarah scores the perfect Hollywood apartment. But something is not right. Unable to sleep, tormented by strange noises, and threatening notes, her new life quickly starts to unravel. By the time she learns the horrifying truth, it’s too late. Caught in a waking nightmare, Sarah must find the strength to hold onto her crumbling sanity…or be trapped forever in an existential hell.”
The 1BR premiere screening coincides with the start of Frontiéres International Co-Production Market, the partnered program from Fantasia and the Cannes Film Festival’s Marche du Film. Fantasia’s Matthew Kiernan points to 1BR as “one of Fantasia 2019’s top discoveries…horror films don’t come more instantly identifiable than 1BR.”
1BR was produced by Alok Mishra and Shane Vorster for Malevolent Films, Allard Cantor and Jarrod Murray for Epicenter, as well as Nic Izzi and Sam Sandweiss. The film was executive produced by Peter Phok. Ronen Landa (The Pact) composed the score.
In addition to newcomer Bloom, the cast features Alan Blumenfeld (Heroes), Taylor Nichols (Jurassic Park III), Naomi Grossman (American Horror Story), Giles Matthey (Once Upon A Time), Earnestine Phillips (Here Comes the Boom), and Susan Davis (Wargames).
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