IFC Midnight has announced the release date and new trailer for their new film ‘Relic’.
Director: Natalie Erika James
Writers: Natalie Erika James and Christian White
Producers: Anna McLeish, Sarah Shaw, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, Riva Marker,
Cinematographer: Charlie Sarroff
Cast: Emily Mortimer, Bella Heathcote and Robyn Nevin
Runtime: 89 Minutes
Distributor: IFC Midnight
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Natalie Erika James is a Japanese-Australian writer and director, based in Melbourne, Australia. Her debut feature, Relic, is a psychological horror starring Emily Mortimer, Bella Heathcote and Robyn Nevin, produced by Carver Films (Snowtown, Partisan) & Nine Stories (Riva Marker, Jake Gyllenhaal), and supported by the Russo Brothers’ AGBO, Screen Australia and Film Victoria. Natalie is currently developing Drum Wave, a Japanese folk horror funded by the highly competitive Screen Australia Hot Shots Plus program. Her 2018 proof-of-concept short for Drum Wave was nominated for Best Australian Short Film at the Sydney Film Festival and premiered internationally at Fantastic Fest. Her 2016 short, Creswick, premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival, and has gone on to screen at 60+ festivals including the New York Film Festival, Fantastic Fest, Fantasia, and the Atlanta Film Festival. Creswick was awarded the 2017 AWGIE Award for Best Short Form screenplay by the Australian Writer’s Guild. In early 2017, Natalie was awarded a Film Victoria funded director’s attachment on Leigh Whannell’s sci-fi thriller, Upgrade. Natalie also produced Under the Sun, shot on location in Changzhou, China. Under The Sun premiered at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival in the Cinefondation program, and has gone on to screen at 60+ festivals internationally. Natalie is signed to WME and directs commercials and music videos through Melbourne production company, Fiction (fiction.net.au). She has previously won Australian Music Video of the Year at the 2015 Triple J Awards for directing the music video Mine by artist Life is Better Blonde.
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