EXCLUSIVE: Among the films in Tribeca’s Midnight section is Ultrasound, a sci-fi mystery thriller that marks Rob Schroeder’s directorial debut. It’s based on Conor Stechschulte’s graphic novel Generous Bosom, with Stechschulte adapting the screenplay. Vincent Kartheiser, Chelsea Lopez, Breeda Wool, Tunde Adebimpe, Rainey Qualley, Chris Gartin and Bob Stephenson star.
The pic has its premiere Tuesday, June 15 at 8 p.m. ET at Pier 76 in Hudson River Park, and will be available the next day on Tribeca’s online platform. CAA Media Finance is handling sales.
The mystery plot hinges on the confluence of three event. Glen (Mad Men‘s Kartheiser) experiences car trouble driving home late at night during a heavy rainstorm. Near where his car gets stuck, he spots a house, knocks on the door and is greeted by an oddly friendly middle-aged man, Arthur (Stephenson), and his younger wife. The strange couple pours him a drink, and then more drinks, followed by an unexpected offer that Glen can’t refuse. Elsewhere, Katie (Qualley) is feeling emotionally weighed down by a secret romantic arrangement that feels like a textbook case of gaslighting. And at the same time, in a nondescript research facility, medical professional Shannon (Wool) begins questioning her role in a bizarre experiment, fearing that she’s doing more harm than good.
Schroeder and Georg Kallert produce via their Lodger Films along with Charlie Prince.
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