Roxanne Benjamin Secretly Directs First Feature, ‘Body at Brighton Rock’!
We’re excited to share the news that Roxanne Benjamin has secretly filmed her first feature film, Body at Brighton Rock, which was sold to Magnet Releasing.
Benjamin, who first wrote for Bloody Disgusting before producing both V/H/S and V/H/S/2 with us, she went on to produce and direct a segment the “Siren” segment in our Southbound and also contributed to the all-female anthology XX.
We couldn’t be more excited to report that Magnet acquired worldwide rights to Body at Brighton Rock, says Variety, a survival thriller that centers on a novice park ranger who must spend the night guarding a potential crime scene on a remote mountain trail. Based on a true story, it stars Karina Fontes, who previously worked with Benjamin on Southbound, as the ranger.
The supporting cast includes Casey Adams (Blindspotting), Emily Althaus (“Orange is the New Black”), John Getz (Zodiac), Matt Peters (“Orange is the New Black”), Miranda Bailey (Diary of a Teenage Girl), and Susan Burke (Southbound).
Benjamin wrote and directed the film from Soapbox Films and Protostar Pictures. It was produced by Christopher Alender, Benjamin, and David A. Smith. Co-producer is Chris Harding.
Expect this in theaters later this year.