"From the Smith Brothers and Director Tony Dean Smith comes VOLITION — a mind-bending science-fiction thriller, where the line between fate and free-will blurs.
When you know your world is predetermined, it’s hard to care about your choices. This is true for James Odin. On a rain-soaked night in 1991, two cars collide, leaving all drivers dead on the scene, including the mother of the lone survivor — a child — James Odin. It’s a tragedy. But what’s more tragic is that seven-year-old James foresaw the accident happening two months prior. He tried to prevent it, but who’s going to believe a kid who claims to see the future? Twenty-plus years later, James is a product of the failed foster care system. Knowing that the events of his future are predestined, he’s getting by, using his ability for petty crime and cheap thrills. But when a pre-sentient vision reveals to him his own imminent murder, James must go on the run. Together with a new friend, Angela, he must change the fate he knows is fixed. VOLITION is directed by Tony Dean Smith, written and produced by Tony Dean Smith & Ryan W. Smith, and executive produced by Paly Productions Inc. in association with Smith Brothers Film Company."
Such a mind bending film sure to leave you in awe of amazingly well done this film was!
From the writing to the acting this movie is absolute HOMERUN!!!! The Practical effects were on point and the acting kept me engaged in the already thrilling story!
Just when you think you know what's coming the smith brothers find a way to turn the whole thing on it's head!
Check out our latest episode "By our own conscious Volition" for a full review and interview with Magda Apanowicz!
Tasked with renovating a neglected rental home, handyman Jack (Andrews) quickly finds out why the tenants keep leaving in droves - this house is haunted. The ghost in question is Muriel (Natalie Walker), herself employed from beyond the veil to keep the home vacant. Against the odds, Jack and Muriel find they have a lot in common… pulse notwithstanding. Having found a kindred spirit in an otherwise lonely existence, they must fight for their newfound affection as pressure mounts for them each to fulfill their “cross-purposes”.
From its opening spectral assault to its achingly poignant conclusion – as well as a witty depiction of afterlife bureaucracy in the vein of Beetlejuice and A Matter of Life and Death – A Ghost Waits has shocked and surprised audiences around the world, and now makes its home video debut stacked with insightful bonus features that take you inside the process of creating this phantasmagorical monochrome marvel.
A house no one wants to stay in? A handyman who's got a bad feeling about this place, and a love story you'll never see coming.
A Ghost Waits from Director Adam Stovall is a thrilling eccentric, yet horrifying love story that will make you laugh and cry as you fall in love with these amazing characters! Macleod Andrews who plays Jack, a down to earth handyman who finds himself in quite the predicament when the house he's assigned to work on is HAUNTED! Muriel played by Natalie Walker is a delightfully ghoulish ghost who has been assigned to keep people away from the house at all cost! Which obviously poses quite the problem for Jack. Macleod perfectly captures how most of us would react to actual haunted house and the chemistry shared between himself and Walker is astounding!! Especially when you learn they met for the first time on set! The pair makes you think they've known each other for all eternity and the whole film has incredibly clever aura that drifts around it. I highly recommend checking this film out for yourself!!!
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We all dream of being someone else… but for Claire (Townsend), that dream goes from an obsession to a living nightmare. Hairstylist by day, serial killer and collector of scalps by night, Claire’s lonely existence is thrown into turmoil when her regular client, Olivia (Grant), asks her to style her hair for her wedding day. Increasingly fixated on Olivia’s seemingly flawless life, Claire vows to lock up her scalp collection and change her ways for good – only to discover that repressing your deadly desires is easier said than done…
The Stylist is writer/director Jill Gevargizian's debut feature!!
This movie is gorgeously done!!! From the plot, the lighting, the practical effects, the acting, to the on screen chemistry from the cast, everything about this movie is beautifully executed! From the opening shots you can sense there's something slightly sinister behind the meek mousy persona displayed by the stylist Claire played by Najarra Townsend, The suspicions are quickly confirmed on this opening sequence when Claire shows her true nature in a scene that is both beautifully brutal and shows just how unhinged Claire truly is, all the while flexing that practical effects muscle that the film continues to show off through its duration!
The story gets more in depth and tangled from there, you find yourself almost feeling bad for Claire in some aspects as she desperately tries to form a bond with a client turned friend Olivia, played by Brea Grant, after Olivia begs Claire to do her hair for her wedding and invites her to her Bachelorette party. From there things go from bad to worse after Claire catches two of Olivia's friends making fun of her in classic means girls fashion, Claire begins becoming increasingly more unstable through the film after this, until one final mind bending twist ending comes along, leaving your jaw dropped, and the reoccurring phrase of the film ringing in your head that, "We always want what we can't have."....
This movie is a total knock out!!!!! I can't recommend it enough!!! Perfect execution and an impressive debut from Jill Gevargizian!!
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