Writer-Director Roxanne Benjamin's BODY AT BRIGHTON ROCK Releasing April 26th
Roxanne Benjamin is one of the most exciting up-and-comer’s in the genre. After writing and directing shorts for critically acclaimed anthologies XX and Southbound, Benjamin has catapulted to the forefront of the genre. She has a knack for storytelling and is also a wildly entertaining and intelligent follow on Twitter.
Not stopping at attack the horror field from the inside, she makes sure to actively promote women and call out some shortcomings that are still prevailing issues in the genre and in Hollywood in general. She’s already one of the most active and important voices in the field right now and it’s exciting to be able to promote her talent and the projects she is working on.
Now we get to do so in a big way. Magnolia Pictures has picked up Body at Brighton Rock, which is not only written and directed by Benjamin but will also be her first feature. A true story of female tenacity and will, Body is about Wendy, a part-time state park employee who stumbles across something much bigger than she feels she is ready for, but decides to stand her ground and and face her fears down head-on. Body at Brighton Rock is hitting a limited theatrical run and VOD on April 26th of this year, so we don’t have long to wait but until then, peep the description and trailer below.
Written and Directed by Roxanne Benjamin
Produced by Roxanne Benjamin, Christopher Alender, David A. Smith
Starring Karina Fontes, Casey Adams, Emily Althaus, Miranda Bailey, Martin Spanjers, and John Getz
Wendy, a part-time summer employee at a mountainous state park, takes on a rough trail assignment at the end of the season, trying to prove to her friends that she's capable enough to do the job. When she takes a wrong turn and ends up deep in the backcountry, she stumbles upon what might be a potential crime scene. Stuck with no communication after losing her radio and with orders to guard the site, Wendy must fight the urge to run and do the harder job of staying put - spending the night deep in the wilderness, facing down her worst fears and proving to everyone - including herself - that she's made of stronger stuff than they think she is.