Kew Media is thrilled to announce the upcoming release of thriller feature ISABELLE on UK digital platforms from 30th September. Starring Adam Brody (The O.C., Shazam!, Sleeping with Other People), Amanda Crew (Silicon Valley, The Age of Adaline), Zoë Belkin (Carrie, Kiss & Cry) and Sheila McCarthy (The Umbrella Academy, The Day After Tomorrow), the haunting psychological thriller is directed and produced by Rob Heydon (Ecstasy) and written by Donald Martin (Never Too Late, Milton’s Secret).
A Wanting Film Inc production, ISABELLE is about an all-American couple whose dream of starting a family is shattered after they move into the perfect neighbourhood in upstate New York. Once settled, they soon descend into the depths of terror as they struggle to survive a genuine threat from a dark presence that appears to want to end their very lives.
Sid Ganis (Akeelah and the Bee, Big Daddy), Joni Sighvatsson (Z for Zachariah), Rey Cuerdo (Dim Sum Funeral), Paul Brett (The King’s Speech, Dorian Gray) and Donald Martin (Milton’s Secret) are Executive Producers. Cinematographer Pasha Patriki (Gridlocked), production designer Diana Abbatangelo (He Never Died), costume designer Ruth Secord (Slasher), and editor Diane Brunjes (Suicide Squad) complete the creative team.
A long-time fan of scary movies, Donald Martin’s screenplay is his homage to ROSEMARY’S BABY and THE EXORCIST, two classic films that loomed large in his imagination while he was growing up: “Rosemary’s Baby isn’t a story about Satan. It’s about a marriage. The Exorcist isn’t a story about a possession. It’s about a mother and a daughter. These stories are firmly rooted in reality,” Donald said.
Similarly, ISABELLE is about a couple. “It’s a story that, initially, is about a woman’s depression after losing a baby and her husband’s inability to grasp the full emotional implications of their son being stillborn,” explains Martin. “The husband was always the person who said, “Everything’s going to be all right. Everything’s going to be all right.” But, suddenly, this couple finds themselves in a scenario where the husband can’t say that anymore.”
Producer/Director Rob Heydon made his decision to join the team based on the strength of the script. “I just couldn’t stop reading it. I kept turning the pages, wanting to find out what happens next. Donald Martin mastered the twists, the turns and the surprises. I was in.”
ISABELLE will be available on Sky Store, iTunes and other digital platforms in the U.K. from 30th September 2019.