Hemorrhage, from first-time Edmonton, Alberta writer-director Braden Croft, is a serial killer thriller fusing a twisty road movie structure to an unsettling descent – or rather freefall. The film is playing the the ongoing Fantasia Film Festival and we’ve landed an exclusive teaser!
In the film, “After six years in a mental institution, young murderer Oliver Lorenz is deemed safe to reenter society. In many ways living in the shadow of his father — an eminent doctor specializing in frontal lobotomies — Oliver is an extremely gifted young man yet painfully and uncontrollably crushed by his condition, which impedes any normal social interaction. Keeping his psychopathic and schizophrenic urges at bay, Oliver seems to be doing fine. There’s the occasional hiccup, but nothing that can’t be controlled with copious amounts of medication and a little bit of counseling. Soon enough, Oliver is assigned a job as a janitor at an abortion clinic. Fate intervenes, unplanned and unaccounted for, to complicate things further: Oliver, busy enough with the disintegration of his life, quite simply falls… in love. With Claire, a young nurse he meets at the clinic. This complicated surge of feelings sends Oliver into a tailspin of self-doubt and a subsequent date quickly turns into a kidnapping — seemingly against both kidnapper’s and victim’s will. Because what Oliver doesn’t quite realize yet is that the voices in his head are relentlessly driving him toward a specific goal, one with its share of consequences and copious bloodshed, one perhaps directly linked to his familial past and his desire to be rid of his condition.”
Check out the film on Facebook and head inside to see the teaser!