First show: June 16
“BRUTAL, INTENSE, UNFLINCHING, VAMPIRE THRILLER! AN URBAN LET THE RIGHT ONE IN!” – SCOTT MANTZ / ACCESS HOLLYWOOD
WONDERFULLY SHOT WITH PROPER GRIT, WITH GREAT PERFORMANCES FROM ITS VERY YOUNG CAST, THE TRANSFIGURATION IS A REFRESHING CHANGE FOR THIS KIND OF GENRE PIECE”
– THE HOLLYWOOD NEWS
An official selection at the Cannes Film Festival, writer/director Michael O’Shea’s debut feature The Transfiguration follows troubled teen Milo who is orphaned, ignored and bullied and takes refuge in the apartment he shares with his older brother. To escape his solitude, he immerses himself in the world of the vampire. When he meets the equally alienated Sophie, the two form a bond that begins to challenge Milo’s dark obsession, blurring his fantasy into reality. But are these new feelings he develops, enough to quash his dark urges? A chilling portrait of violence, The Transfiguration is an atmospheric thriller set against the grit of New York City.
The Transfiguration dir Michael O’Shea 2016 USA 97 mins
DIRECTOR AND CAST BIOGRAPHIES
MICHAEL O’SHEA – Writer / Director
Michael O’Shea grew up in the Rockaways in Queens, New York, where THE TRANSFIGURATION is set. He studied film at the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Theater Arts & Film. His first feature THE TRANSFIGURATION premiered in Un Certain Regard at Cannes 2016. His next film A SPECTACLE was selected for Rotterdam Cinemart 2017.
ERIC RUFFIN – Milo
Introducing Eric Ruffin in his debut feature lead role. Eric is best known for his recurring role on THE GOOD WIFE as Dylan Bishop, the son of powerful drug lord Lemond Bishop (Mike Colter). The New York native has also appeared on acclaimed series such as PERSON OF INTEREST, 30 ROCK, A GIFTED MAN, and BROAD CITY. He can also be seen in Feature Films THE GRIEF OF OTHER and NATURE CALLS.
CHLOE LEVINE – Sophie
Award-winning filmmaker and actress, Chloe made her film debut as Sunday Wilson in Hilary Brougher’s thriller INNOCENCE. Upcoming films include: SAVAGE YOUTH (Michael Curtis Johnson, director) NO ALTERNATIVE (William Dickerson, director), KING JACK (Winner Audience Award 2015 Tribeca Film Festival/Spirit Award), AWOL, GOOD BONES, and SUGAR. She starred in the critically acclaimed Gender/Bender Short LOOP PLANES written & directed by Robin Wilby, produced by Massify/Killer Films. TV Roles include: THE OA/Netflix, THE DEUCE/HBO, GROUP THERAPY/Netflix, HIGHSTON/Amazon, HOUSE OF CARDS, THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA. Chloe won the 2014 Tribeca Film Institute OUR CITY, MY STORY Award for Best Experimental Short for her film DRAGON.
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