A trailer for the upcoming IFC Films thriller The Survivalist has been released and it looks intense! It follows a guy who lives by himself in a post-apocalyptic society where he tends to a small crop and simply wants to be left alone. One day, a mother and her daughter show up at his doorstep asking for help with the mother promising her daughter’s, umm…shall we say “services” in exchange for assistance. However, their plan is to kill the guy and take his land. Well, that WOULD be their plan if it weren’t for the fact that there are still roving bandits who will kill anyone they see without a care in the world. As a result, enemies must become allies in order to survive.
Written and directed by Stephen Fingleton, The Survivalist stars Martin McCann, Mia Goth, and Olwen Fouéré. It was produced by Wayne Marc Godfrey, Robert Jones, and David Gilbery.
The Survivalist opens in limited theaters and hits VOD platforms on May 19th.
A time of starvation. The Survivalist lives off a small plot of land hidden deep in forest protecting his crop from intruders with his shotgun and improvised traps. But the long years alone have taken their toll on him and he is beginning to lose his grip on reality.
Everything changes when a starving woman called Kathryn and her teenage daughter, Milja, discover the farm. Desperate for shelter, the mother offers up her daughter to spend the night with him in return for bed and board. Overcome with desire, Survivalist breaks his strict code of self-preservation and accepts them into his cabin. As the exchange becomes an uneasy ongoing arrangement, the women plot to get rid of Survivalist and have the farm for themselves. But just as they are about to put their plan into action, an intruder kidnaps Milja and Survivalist risks his life to save her. As he is nursed back to health by the women, food runs short on the farm and they are forced to make desperate decisions to survive.