A man, terrorized by a malicious stalker, fears the attacks may be tied to secrets he has violently kept from his family. This is the premise for Nicholas Holland’s “An Intrusion,” a taut psychological thriller, the North American rights for which were recently picked up by Gravitas Ventures.
Planning a full day-and-date theatrical/VOD/DVD/BluRay release on Thanksgiving weekend after a series of new media and festival premieres in October, Gravitas Ventures The distribution deal was negotiated by Jeff Cooper of Cut Entertainment on the behalf of the filmmakers, along with Gravitas’ Tony Piantedosi, Vice President of Acquisitions for Gravitas.
Began before the pandemic lockdown, with principal production finished in December, it has resumed with pick-up shots and post-production work being done with attention given the CDC protocols followed. There was a medical staff on the set as this movie was being filmed.
Filmed in and around Detroit and Lake Orion, with scenes for the movie being shot at several locations area residents will quickly recognize – from restaurants to Lake Orion Village Hall, a home on Lake Orion’s Dollar Bay, and in the Vezina Law Firm, the film, set to be released in mid-2020, was directed and written by Nick Holland of White Lake and produced by Sam Logan Khaleghi of West Bloomfield.
As this narrative unfolds, a family is subjected to a series of home invasions, physical threats, and psychological torture. The family’s daughter is followed to school by a stalker. Is what the family is experiencing the father’s fault? Is his infidelity to blame? Can he keep his indiscretions from his wife?
Starring Keir Gilchrist (known for Netflix Atypical), Scout Taylor-Compton, Billy Boyd (Lord of the Rings), Sam Logan Khaleghi, Michael Emery, and Dustin Prince, and local actresses Kayla Kelly, Erika Hoveland, and Angelina Cama, “An Intrusion” is directed by Nicholas Holland for Diamond Dead Media in association with SLK Media Group and Laugh Cry Productions, with Emmy nominee Logan Khaleghi among the producers.
Gilchrist portrays the boyfriend of the daughter whose family is being stalked – and also one of the suspects. This is the second time Gilchrist has filmed in Michigan. The first was for the film It Follows, which was shot in and around Clawson. Originally from Toronto, he says Michigan reminds him of home.
Scout Taylor-Compton plays LOPD Detective Savannah Simpson in the film. She did some of her training for the role with the Lake Orion Police Department. She is a veteran of the screen and has starred in such films as remakes of Halloween horror movies, The Runaways (2010), An American Crime (2007), and roles in the television shows Gilmore Girls, Charmed, Nashville, Grey’s Anatomy, and the CSI and NCIS franchises.
Angelina Danielle Cama plays Rebecca Hodges, Layne’s girlfriend in the film. Cama has starred in the films Betrayed (2018), Enigma (2019), and Eternal Code (2019).
Erika Hoveland was born in Alberta, Canada. She is a classically trained Shakespearean actress and producer, known for Injustice for All (2016), Eternal Code (2019), and Before I Wake (2016). She will portray Joyce Hodges in this movie.
Billy Boyd was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He is known for his role as Pippin in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. He will appear as Minister Fairfield.
About Gravitas Ventures
Gravitas Ventures is a worldwide film distributor that connects filmmakers and producers with a global audience of over a billion people. With over 15 years in business, they have collaborated with thousands of artists to share important films with global audiences.
Gravitas’ titles are frequently certified fresh, consistently release at the top of the charts on many platforms, and received numerous accolades of recognition from the top industry partners and players.
Gravitas Ventures is part of Red Arrow Studios, one of the world’s leading creators and distributors of entertainment content. Red Arrow Studios is comprised of 20 production companies in seven territories, including 10 companies based in the United States; world-leading digital studio, Studio71, based in six countries; and global film and TV distributors Red Arrow Studios International and Gravitas Ventures.