I’ve been a fan of Justin McConnell‘s since stumbling upon his debut feature The Collapsed during the Canadian theatrical release in Toronto. From that slice of the apocalyps, his presence has been a staple of the genre scene is almost every capacity, from production to programming. He’s now back behind the camera for Lifechanger which is currently shooting in through to early December. Early plot points have been revealed along with a selection of behind the scenes photos from the social media accounts accompanying the film. Take a look below at the intriguing info and follow the progress on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
McConnell has joined forces with Canadian producers Federgreen Entertainment, US distributor Uncork’d Entertainment, and Toronto-based Canadian distributor and global sales agent Raven Banner Entertainment for the film.
McConnell will direct from his own screenplay, which he described as:
“A murderous shape-shifter on a blood-soaked mission to make things right with the woman he loves.”
His directing credits include Broken Mile and documentary Skull World.
The film stars up-and-coming actress Lora Burke (Poor Agnes), Elitsa Bako (Antiviral, Clutch), Jack Foley (Fugue), Rachel Vanduzer, Steve Kasan, Sam James White (Trailer Park Boys), Adam Buller (Galaxy of Horrors), Peter Higginson (TIFF-selection Latched), Mark Rainmaker, Brian Quintero, Ry Barrett (The Heretics) and more.
Practical special effects are being handled by David Scott’s Form & Dynamics (Jack Brooks Monster Slayer, Clown, Slasher: Guilty Party), while cinematography duties fall to Sasha Moric.
Avi Federgreen and McConnell are producing, while Keith Leopard of Uncork’d and Raven Banner’s Michael Paszt, James Fler and Andrew Hunt serve as executive producers with Pasha Patriki of 9 Light Entertainment.
George Mihalka (My Bloody Valentine), Adam Mason (The Devil’s Chair) and Serena Whitney (Mark Of Kane) are on board as consulting producers.