Arrow Films have acquired all rights in the UK, Eire, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa for Threshold, an emotionally gripping possession road movie that was shot in two iPhones over the course of a 12-day road trip with a crew of three, largely improvised by the lead actors.
This is the second feature film from co-directors Powell Robinson and Patrick R. Young, and is an intelligent, engaging and beautifully shot character-led horror / drama. It tells the story of a pair of siblings embarking on a voyage of new discovery.
After joining a cult, Virginia (Madison West) believes herself to be possessed and somehow bonded to a complete stranger. Estranged from her family after years of drug addiction, she confides to her brother Leo (Joey Millin) who reluctantly agrees to take her on a cross-country road trip to find the man and escape the curse. But as their journey continues, there is a growing feeling that her instincts may be right, and that their ultimate destination may prove to be more shocking than either of them could ever imagine.
Threshold had its public World Premiere at the Salem Horror Fest in the US in October 2020 and premiered in the UK at the Soho Horror Film Festival in the UK in November 2020.
Director of Content Francesco Simeoni at Arrow commented: “We’re thrilled to welcome Patrick and Powell into the Arrow family, their film is bold and fresh and is a perfect complement to the curation ethos we live by at Arrow as we search for personal and distinctive genre films with heart – qualities Threshold has in spades.”
Patrick R Young commented: “We’re excited to have Threshold join the Arrow family. This is a deeply personal project, and we couldn’t imagine better caretakers than these cult, genre, bizarro film-loving cine-freaks. Our only hope is that this gives people a chance to connect with our actor’s characters as much as we have.”
Powell Robinson commented: “We set out to make Threshold with two goals: tell a very intimate story which all of us could put a piece of ourselves into, and also to inspire others to do the same. Arrow is the perfect platform to get this in front of the right someone who just needed a small push to hit the road with a tight-knit crew and do the same.”
THRESHOLD WILL RELEASE ON ARROW IN THE UK, US and CANADA 3RD MAY 2021