SXSW 2017: First Word, Stills, Artwork, and More on The Transfiguration


The really interesting sounding new vampire thriller The Transfiguration is on its way, opening in New York, Los Angeles, and other major cities following a stop at the upcoming SXSW Film Festival; and to help you get ready for it, we have the film’s poster, a few stills, and more details to share.

Written and directed by Michael O’Shea, The Transfiguration stars Eric Ruffin and Chloe Levine and follows the new focus in vampire movies towards psychological drama, as in films like Let the Right One In and A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. Cinematography is by Sung Rae Cho (aka Shoichi), who captured the moody images and shimmering visual tension on a Canon Cinema EOS C500 and EOS 1D C as well as Canon cinema zooms and primes.

An official selection at the Cannes Film Festival, writer/director O’Shea’s debut feature follows troubled teen Milo, who hides behind his fascination with vampire lore. When he meets the equally alienated Sophie, the two form a bond that begins to challenge Milo’s dark obsession, blurring his fantasy into reality.

A chilling portrait of violence, The Transfiguration is an atmospheric thriller set against the grit of New York City. It opens in New York City on Friday, April 7th, at the Angelika Film Center, and in Los Angeles on Friday, April 21st, at The Nuart Theatre with more cities to follow.

Queens, New York… 14-year-old Milo is an outsider. Orphaned, ignored by his schoolmates, and bullied by older kids, he takes refuge in the apartment he shares with his older brother. To escape his solitude, he immerses himself in the world of the vampire. Milo hides a dark secret, but a chance encounter with new neighbor Sophie leads him to develop new feelings. But is this enough to quash his dark urges?



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