Hot off the heels of the big final announcement for the Fantasia International Film Festival we at ScreenAnarchy have the pleasure of sharing with you a brand new trailer and poster for Gabriel Carrer's The Demolisher. Carrer's film will have its world premiere at the festival on Monday, July 27th.
Bruce (Ryan Barrett) is an ordinary repairman tormented by a crippling sense of responsibility for his disabled wife Samantha, an ex-policewoman (Tianna Nori), the survivor of a gang-related assault. Bruce's increasing hyper-sensitivity to the injustice suffered by his wife steer him down a dark path of vigilantism, and with his rapidly disintegrating mental health, paranoia and overwhelming sense of doom, Bruce channels his inner rage towards a young woman Marie (Jessica Vano) and finds refuge in a world of extreme violence. Both a character study and a psychological examination of trauma, The Demolisher is an unapologetic portrayal of what can happen when a fragile mind is pushed too far.
The filmmakers are calling the poster the world premiere/filmmaker appreciation quote poster. You can see that a bevy of other independent filmmakers have already been given the opportunity to see Carrer's film and have chimed in. Favorably. I love the end of the quote from Wyrmwood's Kia-Roache Turner.
If Nicolas Winding Refn had been born Canadian... This is the film he would have made this year.
High praise for any filmmaker. And let me chime in favorably on this minute of vigilante trailer goodness. Yowzers. It looks very slick and very punishing. I am excited because the world premiere is happening the last day that I am in town! I could not think of a more perfect way to cap off my week in Montreal.