Los Angeles, CA – October 7sth 2014 –Horror-thriller film REFUGE (www.refuge-the-movie.com) premiers in Los Angeles at Screamfest LA (October 18th) and Toronto at Toronto After Dark (October 22nd). Coming off of a win at Sydney’s Fantastic Planet Festival for Best Director, Andrew Robertson and his wife Lilly Kanso (Producer/Writer) bring the terror closer to home as they prepare to unleash REFUGE on North American audiences.
REFUGE centers around a family trying to survive in the ruins of a collapsed America in the wake of a catastrophic plague, struggling to rebuild their lives in a boarded up abandoned house while trying to maintain a sense of normalcy for their eight-year-old daughter ‘Birdie’ (Eva Grace Kellner of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”) amidst a lawless world of roaming gangs and dwindling resources. The mother, father, daughter, and older neighbor do their best to survive on what little rations they can scavenge from the surrounding areas. One day, during a scavenging run, ‘Jack’ (Carter Roy of ABC’s “Castle”), comes across an injured man and offers him refuge in their home. With this new addition, the family soon finds that taking him in may have been a huge mistake. The dark and lush soundtrack, scored by famed Swedish duo Carbon Based Lifeforms makes the film all the more effectively disturbing.
The husband and wife directing/producing duo packed up with their cast and crew to film in Atlanta, and created the perfect recipe for on-screen chemistry. Much like the close quarters of the film, the cast lived together in a rented house, and three weeks later REFUGE was born. Director Andrew Robertson got his first taste of filmmaking at the age of 12, filming low-budget horror films culminating in his trilogy opus, 1985’s Totally Demented 1-3. These days, Andrew lives in Brooklyn and produces & directs documentaries and television.
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