Bulldog Film Distribution has announced the Irish release of Stephen Fingleton’s The Survivalist, available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD from April 15th.
In a kill-or-be-killed world where starvation is rife and strangers are always dangerous, The Survivalist lives off the grid, and by his wits. When a starving woman and her teenage daughter discover his forest refuge, his loneliness drives him to strike a bargain with them in return for bed and board. But as desire becomes stronger than necessity, the exchange becomes an uneasy, ongoing arrangement which threatens not only his carefully constructed world but also his life.
A captivating thriller, The Survivalist marks the feature debut of writer-director Stephen Fingleton. Hailed by Indiewire as “Mad Max in the countryside”, the film boasts strong performances from Martin McCann (’71, Shadow Dancer, X+Y), Mia Goth (Nymphomaniac Part II, A Cure For Wellness), and Olwen Fouéré (This Must be the Place).
The Survivalist was produced by Wayne Marc Godfrey (Silence, Cake), Robert Jones (The Usual Suspects, Babylon) and David Gilbery (Bone Tomahawk) through The Fyzz Facility. Shot in Northern Ireland the film was financed by The Fyzz Facility, BFI and Northern Ireland Screen in association with Goldcrest.
The film has been nominated for 4 awards at the IFTA Film and Drama Awards, including best film, best director for Stephen Fingleton; best lead actor for Martin McCann and best supporting actress for Olwen Fouéré. The awards take place in Dublin on Saturday April 9th.
The Survivalist will be available on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD from 15 April 2016.