The gritty sci-fi horror The Unseen (read our review) will play in the Oakville Film Festival, a week prior to its Toronto opening, which is at The Carlton, June 29 for a one week run. It will expand to Ottawa and Vancouver in July with more cities to follow.
Described as a modern take on the Invisible Man, the film is written and directed by Geoff Redknap, who makes his feature directorial debut. Redknap is best known for his special makeup effects work on Deadpool, The Cabin in the Woods, The X-Files, and Star Trek Beyond. The Unseen premiered to tremendous reviews in this year’s Fantasia International Film Festival and stars Aden Young, Camille Sullivan, and Julia Sarah Stone.
Patrick shared his review out of Fantasia:
“The Unseen is a miraculously solid blend of thriller, horror, and family drama that unravels in a tangible small town setting. It’s the type of debut film that makes you all tingly inside, knowing that Redknap has a lot more in store as a filmmaker. After years in the makeup/effects department, he’s taken his skills and crafted something truly captivating. The Unseen demands to be, uh, seen.”
“In a modern retelling of the classic The Invisible Man, The Unseen is the story of Bob (Aden Young), a struggling mill worker, who mysteriously abandoned his family and isolated himself in a small northern town. He returns for one last chance to reconnect with his troubled daughter Eva (Julia Sarah Stone), but when Eva goes missing, Bob will risk everything to find her including exposing the secret that he is becoming invisible.”
The Unseen is produced by Katie Weekley for Goonworks Films with the participation of Telefilm Canada.