Exclusive Stills, Poster Debut, and the First Word on Gus Krieger’s The Binding


It’s no secret that the DC staff has historically and fervently supported the indie film scene, and as much as we love to do so, we favor it even more when a film comes across our desk that simply nails it. Such is the case with first-time feature director Gus Krieger’s micro-budget The Binding. Read on for the early details as well as a look at the flick’s poster and two exclusive stills.

Starring Amy Gumenick of television’s “Arrow” and Leon Russom (True Grit), The Binding revolves around a young woman (Gumenick) whose religious devotion is put to the ultimate test when she is forced to uncover the truth behind her husband’s horrific visions. As tensions rise and secrets come to light, the formerly inseparable family begins spiraling toward a terrifying choice between faith and blood.

Written by Krieger, who produces alongside Outlaw Production’s Michel Glassman (Born to Run), Scott Hyman (500 Days of Summer), Matthew Herrier, and Jeff Moriarty of Laminated Pictures, The Binding is set for an upcoming festival run this fall with distribution yet to be set.



“The film,” said producer Glassman, “is an amazing example of what a talented group of people can accomplish when they believe in a filmmaker’s vision and take a nontraditional approach to financing. Audiences are going to love this unique, fun, disturbing experience.”

Added director Krieger, “Working with this team was one of my best film experiences. We’re all extremely proud of the final product and confident it will chill and provoke audiences for years to come.”

Having already screened the film, a thoughtful, nuanced and intelligent exploration of maternal instinct pushed the razor’s edge, we predict a similar emotional response from audiences, denominational, agnostic, or otherwise.

We’ll have a trailer for The Binding shortly so stay tuned!






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