First Look: Christopher Denham’s “PRESERVATION”

While sales news (often confused with distribution announcements) is rarely interesting in general, sometimes it gives us the first look at a very exciting project. Example: PRESERVATION, the new film from actor/filmmaker Christopher Denham, who starred in the fantastic SOUND OF MY VOICE, as well as wrote and directed the undervalued and possibly eeriest of contemporary found footage films, HOME MOVIE. XYZ Films, the production company and sales agency behind the likes of THE RAID 2, SPRING (from RESOLUTION directors Benson & Moorhead) and much more have taken world sales rights for PRESERVATION in anticipation of the upcoming European Film Market and an early glimpse, as well as synopsis on the movie is out.

In PRESERVATION, Wit (Wrenn Schmidt), a brainy anesthesiologist, heads out on a hunting trip in a forest preserve with her husband Mike (Aaron Staton), a hedge fund manager, and his brother Sean (Pablo Schreiber), a former marine. But when the brothers are stalked and captured, Wit must unleash her own animal instincts or else end up a trophy.

XYZ says, “Chris has crafted a stylish and incredibly suspenseful piece of storytelling that takes the genre conventions and turns them inside out. With memorable performances that stand out as some of the best we’ve seen in a long time, we’re proud to collaborate with such a clever filmmaker.”

Keep an eye on Fango for much more on PRESERVATION throughout 2014.


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Samuel Zimmerman
Fangoria.com Managing Editor Samuel Zimmerman has been at FANGORIA since 2009, where fresh out of the Purchase College Cinema Studies program, he began as an editorial assistant. Since, he’s honed both his writing and karaoke skills and been trusted with the responsibility of jury duty at Austin’s incredible Fantastic Fest. Zimmerman lives in and hails from The Bronx, New York where his pants are too tight and he’ll watch anything with witches.
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