Things get a little awkward in this first clip from Adam Steigert’s Ombis, which features Aryn Fitzgerald (Haley) and Richard Satterwhite (Sheriff Brackett) in a heartfelt moment. Check it out along with the theatrical poster and a new, longer synopsis for the film.
Ombis, which is now in the final stages of editing, is based on a short story by Steigert and was written by him, Janeen Avery, Mark Mendola, and Terry Kimmel. The cast features Richard Satterwhite (Sheriff Thomas Brackett), Sara Manzella (Lucy), Jason John Beebe (Mark), Alexander Sloan McBryde (Mr. Gray), and Michael Sciabarrasi (Mayor Logan) with Lynn Lowry (News Anchor), Aryn Fitzgerald (Haley), Richard Winiatowski (Nemesis), Brenda Rickert (Sara), and Daniel George (Blake) co-starring.
“I remember laughing to myself during the original script process, saying, ‘I don’t know why I am writing a scene where two characters are in a police car driving down a street. I know I won’t be able to actually do this. Not on an independent budget and resources.’ Fast-forward a year later, and we are shooting two characters driving down a village street in a police car for a scene in Ombis. The scene features two great actors – Richard Satterwhite and Aryn Fitzgerald – and has become my favorite scene of the film,” says director Steigert.
Peaceful, rustic Metzburgh is a quiet village that was a former industrial town whose glory days are long past after the collapse of Metzburgh Grain. Teenager Mark Lowe (Jason John Beebe) and his ex-girlfriend Lucy Greenheart (Sarah Manzella) are stuck in a lovers quarrel when a meteorite crash lands in the passive community. Glen (Robert Bozek ), an ex-employee of the grain silos who became homeless after the collapse of the mills, stumbles upon the fiery crash. Unaware that his find could be dangerous, he gets too close and a chemical poison sprays out of the meteorite, enveloping him. The chemical agent known as Ombis begins to turn his insides into a slimly substance. Unable to stop the spread of the infection, Glen runs onto the road, where Mark and Lucy find him. The two take him to the only Doctor in town, Doctor D (Deborah Manzella).
Mark and Lucy are shocked by their gruesome discovery and immediately contact the local sheriff (Richard Satterwhite), who is on a date with lovely waitress Daisy (Kathy Murphy). With their date being interrupted, they aid the traumatized lovebirds. With no sign of the creature or its victims, Brackett dismisses Mark’s fantastic story. Quickly returning to where the meteorite crash landed, Mark finds a new horrific discovery that the meteorite wasn’t the only creature to crash land on Earth.
With the townsfolk overrun by the virus and the collateral damage adding up, a special containment team shows up to try to keep order and contain the plague. The human struggle of the residents of Metzburgh and their fight for survival then begins as the village is overrun with the alien invasion and the mutated humans that it creates.
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