Trailer and Poster: Stephen C. Sepher’s Noir-Thriller Dead on Arrival

Stephen C. Sepher’s 50’s inspired noir-thriller Dead on Arrival is set to open in theaters in New York City and Los Angeles on Friday, March 23rd, followed by a nationwide DVD and VOD release on April 2nd, courtesy of Vision Films and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

To celebrate the film’s upcoming release, today we have not only the movie’s poster, but the trailer and a handful of stills as well. You can check the poster out to the right and the rest of the goodies below. Then let us know what you think!

Sepher says: “I am truly honored by the great reception Dead on Arrival has received from festival critics. It means a lot to me and all the cast and crew.”

Managing Director / CEO of Vision Films Lise Romanoff says: “Stephen Sepher’s clever direction and Billy Flynn’s dynamic performance draws you in making you wonder what you would do if you were murdered with only 24 hours to live, a fascinating macabre predicament to be in.

Dead on Arrival stars Billy Flynn (“Days of Our Lives”), Christa B. Allen (Youth in Revolt), D. B. Sweeney (The Cutting Edge), Chris Mulkey (Whiplash), Lillo Brancato (“The Sopranos”), Tyson Sullivan (Heist), Scottie Thompson (“NCIS”), Billy Slaughter (The Big Short) and Christopher Rob Bowen (Marauders).

The film is written, produced, and directed by Stephen C. Sepher (Heist), produced by Rory Fradella, Kim Barnard, edited by Michael Kuge, with original music by James Edward Barker and Tim Despic, and cinematography by John Garrett.

The film hits theaters in NYC and LA March 23 and DVD/VOD April 2.


Dead on Arrival follows pharmaceutical sales rep Sam (Billy Lynn) as he visits a small town in Louisiana to close the business deal of a lifetime. Dead on Arrival is inspired by the 1950’s classic noir thriller D.O.A. starring Edmond O’Brien and features a special guest appearance from his daughter Maria O’Brien.

Sam finds himself in a dark world of corruption and murder when he is poisoned with no antidote to save his life. Desperate for answers, with only 24 hours to live, Sam turns to local girl Jesse (Christa B. Allen). On the run, caught in a deadly vertigo with no one to trust, Sam and Jesse find themselves running from police detectives, the mob and a dirty sheriff who wants them dead.



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